Eddie R. Cole

Eddie R. Cole

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‘Informative and engaging’ – St John’s College

‘ Dr Eddie Cole was absolutely amazing. I enjoyed everything about the event’ – Participant in Bloomington MLK Day Celebrations

‘We’ve heard such positive feedback about Dr Cole’s session, and hope to work with him again in the future’ – Association of American Medical Colleges

Eddie R. Cole is Associate Professor of Higher Education and Organizational Change at UCLA. His research focuses on college presidents’ historic role in shaping racial policies and practices both inside and outside of the educational sphere. His book The Campus Color Line: College Presidents and the Struggle for Black Freedom was described by New York Times–bestselling author Ibram X. Kendi as a stunning and ambitious origins story… embedded with breath-taking narratives recovered from meticulous research. In 2023 he was named a Harvard Radcliffe Institute Fellow for 2023-24. 

Eddie is frequently invited to participate in Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series and is in high demand as a speaker for both campus and municipal MLK Day and Black History Month celebrations. An example of him addressing the community of students and faculty at Princeton University is available here. He tweets at @EddieRCole.