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Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Iowa

Ain A. Grooms is an Assistant Professor in the Educational Policy and Leadership Studies Department at the University of Iowa. She studies educational opportunity, with a specific focus on access and equity for Black students in K-12 contexts. She uses the intersection of race and place to examine the impact of historical and contemporary educational policies—including school desegregation, school choice, student attendance/absenteeism, and the retention of educators of color—on student achievement.

Experience

  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Iowa

Education

  • 2013 
    University of Georgia, Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Policy