Lolita A. Tabron

Associate Professor

  • Faculty


College Readiness, Access, Racism, and Education<br>Quantitative Methods<br>Qualitative Methods<br>Mixed Methods

Professional Biography

Dr. Lolita A. Tabron is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) in the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver and a faculty affiliate at the Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Study of (In)Equality (IRISE) and the Scrivner Institute of Public Policy.

Racial Justice factors prominently in her research, which she addresses in four intersecting areas: 1) critical examination of P-20 educational legislation and policies that expand or hinder efforts to address the legacy and enduring impact of systemic racism across generations; 2) examination and elevation of practices that increase college readiness, access, and matriculations for first-generation students, students living in poverty, and historically underserved communities; 3) exploring pathways that inspire and accelerate the development and success of the next generation of diverse, antiracist educational school and district leaders and executives; and 4) empowering K-12 school, district, and youth leaders by strengthening their statistical literacy and data interpretation skills to critically evaluate data, enabling them to make informed decisions and drive significant improvements in the education system with a strong focus on equity.

Dr. Tabron aims to bridge gaps between antiracist research, public policy, and P-20 practice. She is deeply committed to research, teaching, and service rooted in love, grounded in grace, and rich in respect for all communities, especially those that continue to be historically marginalized and underserved.


  • Ph.D., Educational Leadership, Supervision, and Policy Studies, Texas A&M University, 2016

Licensure / Accreditations

  • Intercultural Development Inventory Qualified Administrator
  • NVIVO Fundamentals Certification
  • Texas English as a Second Language Rater
  • Texas Generalist 4-8, Standard Renewable Certificate

Professional Affiliations

  • American Education Research Association
  • University Council of Education Administration

Areas of Research

Racism and Education<br>Quantitative Methods<br>Qualitative Methods