Pitt-Assisted Communities & Schools

Esohe Osai

  • Assistant Professor of Practice

Esohe R. Osai is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh. She has developed a school-university partnership called Justice Scholars, through which high school students receive a college preparatory experience and opportunities to explore issues related to social justice. Dr. Osai's research interests center on the development of psychosocial capacities in children and adolescents. She privileges a positive strengths approach in her community engaged praxis and adopts a social justice lens to find solutions to challenges in schools and communities. Initially trained as a secondary education teacher, Esohe also earned an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Education and Psychology.