Organization: Educational Equity Institute
Dr. Jen Neitzel is the Executive Director of the Educational Equity Institute, a non-prot organization based in Charlotte, NC that is focused on eliminating the educational and opportunity gaps within communities through systems level change. Prior to this work, she was a Research Scientist and Technical Assistance Provider at FPG Child Development Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill for 15 years. During her time at FPG, Dr. Neitzel’s work focused on implicit bias; disparities in suspensions and expulsions; and culturally responsive anti-bias practices. Dr. Neitzel presents frequently at state and national conferences and is widely published in peer-reviewed journals. She also is the author of the upcoming book The Work: Achieving Equity and Justice in Education.