Dr. Stuart McQueen began her college education at the University of Oregon (GO Ducks!) and received a Bachelor of Science in Ethnic Studies, and was then recruited into the field of teaching. She continued on with her education at UCLA where she received her teaching credential as well as a Master’s in Education. She taught middle school for two years in Los Angeles before she returned to UCLA once again to embark upon the journey toward a Ph.D in Education (and taught another year of middle school during the program as a participant-researcher). Her personal research focus is on the community schools movement in the US, and on teacher’s experience in community schools in particular. She considers herself a social justice scholar, and is very excited about joining the Pitt community at the Center on Race and Social Problems.