Thomas Lushei

Claremont Graduate University

is a professor in CGU’s School of Educational Studies, where he teaches and advises MA and PhD students. The primary focus of his research is the impact and availability of educational resources—particularly high-quality teachers—among marginalized children and youth. He has conducted related research in Africa, Asia, and North, Central, and South America, and he has been invited to present his research in Argentina, Colombia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and South Korea. In 2013, he taught a graduate-level class and conducted research as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia. In 2016 he served as a Fulbright Specialist at the Universidad de San Andrés, Buenos Aires, Argentina. With colleagues from Michigan State University and the University of Wisconsin, he is currently engaged in a mixed methods study of marginalized youth’s secondary education experiences in Colombia, India, and Malawi, with funding from a Lyle Spencer Research Grant. Luschei is the author (with Amita Chudgar) of Teacher distribution in developing countries: Teachers of marginalized students in India, Mexico, and Tanzania (2017, Palgrave Macmillan). His recent research has also appeared in numerous scholarly journals, including the Comparative Education ReviewEducation Policy Analysis ArchivesEducational Administration Quarterly, Educational Researcher, theInternational Journal of Educational Development, and Teachers College Record. Luschei is as an associate editor of the International Journal of Educational Development and he serves on the editorial boards of several leading journals in education. Prior to pursuing his PhD, he worked as a bilingual elementary, high school, and adult education teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District, where he taught students ranging in age from six to 84.

Last update: December 2022