Christopher Emdin, PhD is a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he also serves as Associate Director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education. He is an alumni Fellow at the Hutchins Center at Harvard University and Griot in Residence at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

He holds a PhD in Urban Education with a concentration in Mathematics, Science and Technology, a MS in Natural Sciences and Bachelors degrees in Physical Anthropology, Biology, and Chemistry. Dr. Emdin has taught middle school science and mathematics, high school physics and chemistry, and graduate school courses in both science and education.

Emdin was named STEM Access Champion of Change by the White House and Minorities in Energy Ambassador for the United States Department of Energy under the Obama Administration. He is author of the award-winning book, Urban Science Education for the Hip-hop Generation and the New York Times Bestseller, "For White Folks Who Teach In The Hood and the Rest of ya’ll Too." His latest book, "Ratchetdemic" will be released in 2021.

Additional Resources:


-On innervisions and becoming in urban education: Pentecostal hip-hop pedagogies in the key of life

-On Building Bridges: Cultural Agnosia, HipHopEd, and Urban Education