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Associate Professor of Education, William & Mary

Jamel K. Donnor is an Associate Professor of Education with affiliations in American Studies, Africana Studies, and the Center for Racial and Social Justice at William & Mary. Dr. Donnor’s work on race and inequality in education covers an array of topics, including critical race theory, school desegregation, intercollegiate athletics, and affirmative action in higher education. He has coedited several books including: Scandals in College Sports: Legal, Ethical, and Policy Case Studies, Critical Race Theory in Education: All God's Children Got a Song (2nd, ed,), The Charter School Solution: Distinguishing Fact from Rhetoric, and The Resegregation of Schools: Race and Education in the Twenty-First Century.

Dr. Donnor has also served as a rebuttal expert in Clark v. State Public Charter School Authority.

Dr. Donnor’s research has been published in Teachers College Record, Educational Policy, Race, Ethnicity, and Education, Peabody Journal of Education, the International Journal of Qualitative Studies, and the Journal of Urban Education.

Dr. Donnor has been quoted in major media outlets such as The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, OZY, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.


  • 2010–present
    Associate Professor, William & Mary


  • 2005 
    University of Wisconsin-Madison, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)


  • 2021
    White Fear, White Flight, the Rules of Racial Standing and Whiteness as Property: Why Two Critical Race Theory Constructs are Better Than One , Educational Policy

Professional Memberships

  • American Educational Research Association