Activating activism within the EdD: Connecting DiP Research and the community

  • Joy Howard University of Southern Indiana
  • Timberly L. Baker Arkansas State University
Keywords: Dissertation in practice, community-based research, activism, critical race praxis


In this paper the co-authors discuss and describe the challenges of community engaged scholarship. Using an ongoing long-term project about the school prison nexus as an exemplar, the authors propose ways that Ed.D. student DiP’s can be connected with the community. Lessons learned and implications for other Ed.D. programs are shared.

Author Biography

Joy Howard, University of Southern Indiana
Joy Howard is an assistant professor of Teacher Education at the University of Southern Indiana. Her work utilizes critical race frameworks to interrogate issues of race and racism in education broadly, and to make sense of the educational experiences of Black mixed-race students more specifically.


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How to Cite
Howard, J., & Baker, T. L. (2021). Activating activism within the EdD: Connecting DiP Research and the community. Impacting Education: Journal on Transforming Professional Practice, 6(1), 37–44.