Joan T. Wynne


Bob Moses Research Center

Joan T. Wynne, Ph.D. is a former Associate Director of two Urban Centers, one in Atlanta, Georgia and one in Miami at Florida International University, where she was a professor in Educational Leadership and Director of the Urban Masters Program. She facilitated FIU Faculty workshops for Global Learning Initiatives. She co-designed and directed an Urban Teacher Leadership Master’s Program at Georgia State University; was a leadership and equity consultant for public schools in Atlanta, in Fulton County, and businesses. She taught for 10 years at Morehouse College, where she designed and directed The Benjamin E. Mays Teacher Scholars Program. 

The work of Lisa Delpit, Asa G. Hilliard, III, Bob Moses and her brilliant students, living on the margins of society, have inspired her writing and research. Wynne is The Co-Founder of the Bob Moses Research Center for Math Literacy through Public Education at FIU; serves on the Moses Center Advisory Circle and is a writer/educator and Senior member of the Florida Local Alliance for Math Literacy & Equity.

She has published research studies and chapters in multiple professional journals and books. Has written and been awarded over $5 million in national and state grants. In 2000, she received the “Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Award” for work with diverse populations, and in 2015 received the Urban Affairs Association-SAGE Activist Scholar Award.

Her most recent text is a book of her essays: Reckoning with our roots---Unearthing injustice to find our way home. Her recent co-authored texts include Who speaks for Justice: Raising our voices in the noise of hegemony; Confessions of a white educator: Stories in search of justice and diversity; Quality education as a Constitutional right; and Research, racism, & educational reform: Voices from the city.