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Darrius Stanley

Darrius Stanley

Assistant Professor

College of Education and Allied Professions

Human Services

Contact Information

Office: 210D Killian Building


Darrius Stanley is an assistant professor of educational leadership at Western Carolina University. He is a native southerner from Tallahassee, Florida where he attended his hometown historically Black college, Florida A&M University. Generally, his research agenda explores school leadership practices and their impacts on issues of race, gender, and equity in today's public schools. His work centers historical, Critical race and gendered lenses, to uplift the testimonies of minoritized school communities. His current research examines the impact that school and district leaders can have when engaging minoritized communities. Darrius also has an array of teaching, coaching, research, and leadership experience in urban school contexts.<br>


  • Ph D, Michigan State University, K12 Administration
  • BS, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, History Education

Teaching Interests

Leadership for Social Justice<br>School Culture<br>Organizational Leadership

Research Interests

Role of Black Educators and School Leaders<br>Community Engaged Leadership<br>Critical Race Theory/Anti-Blackness in Education<br>Social Justice Leadership Praxis <br>History of Black Education

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