Darrius Stanley is an assistant professor of educational leadership at Western Carolina University. He is a native southerner from Tallahassee, Florida where he attended his hometown historically Black college, Florida A&M University. Generally, his research agenda explores school leadership practices and their impacts on issues of race, gender, and equity in today's public schools. His work centers historical, Critical race and gender lenses, to uplift the testimonies of minoritized school communities.
His current research examines the impact that school and district leaders can have on teacher diversity in public schools. Further, his scholarship conceptualizes the possibilities for Black and other minoritized students' success when Black teachers are retained, supported, and valued in school communities. Darrius also has an array of teaching, coaching, research, and leadership experience in Urban school contexts.