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Keon McGuire

Associate Professor of Higher Education Opportunity, Equity, and Justice



Dr. Keon M. McGuire is an Associate Professor of Higher Education Opportunity, Equity, and Justice in in the College of Education at North Carolina State University. Dr. McGuire is an interdisciplinary scholar who draws on Africana studies frameworks to examine how race, gender and religion shape minoritized college students’ identities and their everyday experiences. Additionally, Dr. McGuire investigates the ways racism, sexism, and heteronormativity undermine the experiences of minoritized college students as well as they ways students resist and respond to such marginalization.

Dr. McGuire’s research has been funded by the Spencer Foundation, National Science Foundation and published in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Negro Education, Journal of College Student Development, Journal of Higher Education, and Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. In 2019, he was named a National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow and ACPA Emerging Scholar. He received a B.A. in History from Wake Forest University and a joint PhD in Higher Education and Africana Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. 


B.A. History Wake Forest University 2008

Joint PhD Higher Education & Africana Studies University of Pennsylvania 2014