Segun Eubanks is professor of practice and director of the Center for Education Innovation and Improvement at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD). He also served as the chair of the board of education for Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS). Eubanks has served in various leadership roles at the National Education Agency (NEA) including as director of professional educator support and as director of Teacher Quality. He has led major policy initiatives and programs such as the Teacher Leadership Initiative, the Teacher Residency Taskforce, the National Commission on Effective Teachers and Teaching, and the NEA’s Committee on Professional Standards and Practice. He is known nationally as an advocate for the teaching profession, for teacher diversity, and for equitable access to quality education. Eubanks earned a B.A. in educational advocacy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, a M.S. in human services administration from Springfield College, and a Ph.D. in teaching and learning policy from the University of Maryland, College Park. He is the father of four and lives in Mitchellville, MD with his wife, Shyrelle Eubanks.