Jayminn Sulir Sanford-DeShields, Ed.D.

Jayminn Sulir Sanford-DeShields, Ed.D.

Associate Professor

Teaching & Learning

Ritter Hall 341
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6091
phone: (215) 204-5205

  • Ed.D. Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Cambridge MA
  • Ed.M. Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Cambridge MA
  • M.P.S Pratt Institute School of Art and Design, Brooklyn, NY
  • B.A. Adelphi University, NY
Areas of Professional Interest
  • Collaboration in Education
  • Urban Education and Educational Reform
  • Multicultural Education
  • Teacher Education
  • Community Education and Lifelong Learning
Recent Scholarship

Parker, Kelly, Sanford (1998). The Urban Context of Schools and Education : Community, Committment to Change. Educational Theory v48:1, 123-137.

Sanford, Mahar (1997). Retrospective of an Urban Based Teacher Education Program: Its Conception, Development and Implementation for Coexistence with a Traditional Model. Contemporary Education v67:4 213-220.

Nevarez, Sanford, Parker (1997). Do the Right Thing: Tranforming Multicultural Education in Teacher Preparation. Journal for a Just and Caring Education v3:2, 160-179.

Sanford (1995). Lessons of Leadership: A Critique of the Knowledge Base in Educational Leadership. (Eds) Knowledge Base in Educational Leadership: Multiple Perspectives Suny:Buffalo.


2009 Presenter, International Education SIG, American Educational Research Association, National conference,

San Diego, AC
2008 Graduation Address, The Alliance For Progress Charter School
2007 Invitational Address, The Schott Foundation For Public Education “African-American Male Academic Achievement: Building Public Among Stakeholders
2006 Presenter, The Association of Conflict Resolution, Annual Conference “Conflict Resolution Education in Teacher Education’
2006 Co-Presenter, Educational Policy Leadership Summer Institute. “Intergenerational Perspectives on Urban Education Policy and Practice”