Ebony Cain-Sanschagrin

Ebony Cain is an Associate Professor and Program Chair of Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy, and Organizational Leadership Programs at Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education & Psychology. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where her work explored urban school policy reforms. More recently, Dr. Cain was the 2019 Recipient of the Howard A, White Award, Pepperdine University’s highest honor for teaching excellence. Her research explores educational equity, critical methodologies, and urban school reform. Dr. Cain also taught at the University of Southern California (USC’s) Rossier Graduate School of Education in their Organizational Change and Leadership Program. Overall, Dr. Cain’s work captures her experiences as a non-profit leader, building programs that focus attention and services on educational inequity and academic advancement for at-risk students and communities. Across her work, she draws on her expertise as a researcher and leadership coach.


Cases on Academic Program Redesign for Greater Racial and Social Justice
Ebony Cain-Sanschagrin, Robert A. Filback, Jenifer Crawford. © 2022. 361 pages.
Faculty and students confront persistent racial, economic, and social inequities in higher education locally, nationally, and globally. To counter these inequities, there has...
Building Racial Justice Into a Master's Program: Lessons From a Five-Year Equity-Mindedness Initiative
Jenifer Crawford, Ebony C. Cain, Erica Hamilton. © 2022. 27 pages.
This chapter describes a five-year equity initiative to transform a language teacher education professional master's program into one that cultivates racial justice and...
Implementing a Critical Community of Practice Within a University-Based Teacher Induction Program
Erica Hamilton, Ebony Cain-Sanschagrin, Jenifer Crawford. © 2022. 25 pages.
This chapter describes the initial stage of implementing a critical community of practice within a university-based teacher induction program in Southern California. This case...