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Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Memphis

Dustin’s research focuses on dual enrollment, access and equity, democratic schooling, the high school experience, and federalism in education. Prior to his appointment as an assistant professor, Dustin was a postdoctoral research fellow in Austin, TX where he studied how dual enrollment and early college policies affect students, teachers, and the public school system as part of a research team in Texas funded by a Spencer Foundation grant.

Prior to academia, Dustin taught in several high schools in Ohio, where he served as teachers union president in the Dayton Metropolitan area, as well as in administrative capacities.

Dustin earned a master's degree in history and government as a James Madison fellow, focusing on the legacy of American Constitutionalism. He earned a Ph.D. in educational leadership, culture, and curriculum at Miami University where he focused his studies on educational policy.


  • 2020–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Texas at Arlington


    The Ohio State University, B.A. in History
  • 2019 
    Miami University, Ph.D
  • 2016 
    Ashland University/Georgetown (Fellowship), M.A. in American History and Government
  • 2008 
    University of Findlay, M.A. in Social Studies Education