Dr. Gwendolyn Baxley is an assistant professor in the department of educational leadership and policy within the graduate school of education at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. Dr. Baxley explores community-engaged educational leadership and educational spaces that center the affirmation, well-being, critical consciousness, and self-determination of Black youth and families. She also explore how AntiBlackness manifests and is disrupted in education to shape the experiences of Black youth and their families. Her most recent research projects explore these areas within the context of historical and contemporary community schools.
Her empirical and conceptual research has been published in Race, Ethnicity and Education, Journal of School Leadership, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Journal of Cases in Educational leadership, Research in the Teaching of English and in an edited volume
Dr. Baxley earned her PhD from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was a Minority Postdoctoral Fellow at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a proud first-generation college student and former Ronald E. McNair Scholar.