Women's Educational Center
Rushika Patel, Ph.D
Dr. Patel has a Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies and Global Studies in Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign (UIUC), MA in Social Justice Education from the University of Massachusetts -Amherst (UMass) and BA in Sociology, Psychology and Secondary English Literature Education from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. Dr. Patel has been working domestically and internationally in the education sector for 15 years including positions with Detroit Public Schools; English language programs in Japan, Korea and India; adult education in Dallas, Texas; and higher education positions at the University of North Texas, UMass and UIUC.
Dr. Patel is the proud mother of two children and is broadly committed to projects that transform educational institutions on the one hand, and increase life chances and quality of life for low income and impoverished populations on the other.