Derria Byrd
derria byrd, Ph.D.Marquette University

Schroeder Complex, 113L

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3674

Assistant Professor

Educational Policy and Leadership

Degrees Held

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Educational Policy Studies
  • M.P.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, La Follette School of Public Affairs, Education Policy
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Educational Policy Studies 
  • B.A., Brown University, American Studies | English & American Literature

Courses Taught

  • Diversity, Identity and the Student Affairs Professional
  • Sociological Foundations of Education
  • Interpretive and Critical Research in Education I

Research Interests

  • Higher Education
  • Race, Class and Educational (In)equity
  • Organizational Culture and Change
  • Critical Theory
  • Social Justice Advocacy Development

Recent Publications


byrd, d. (in press) The diversity distraction: A critical comparative analysis of discourse in higher education research. Review of Higher Education

byrd, d. (2018) Uncovering hegemony in higher education: A Critical appraisal of the use of “institutional habitus” in empirical scholarship. Review of Educational Research. Online First:

Additional Information

Check out our blog, The Marquette Educator, to get to know Dr. byrd even better!