Richard Milner IV (also known as Rich) is the Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Education at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. His research, teaching and policy interests include urban teacher education, African American literature, and the social context of education. In particular, Dr. Milner’s research examines policies and practices that support teacher success in urban schools. His research has been recognized by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education’s 2012 Outstanding Book Award and the American Education Studies Association’s Critic’s Choice Book Award for the widely-read book, Start where you are but don’t stay there: Understanding diversity, opportunity gaps, and teaching in today’s classrooms (Harvard Education Press, 2010). He is author of Rac(e)ing to class: Confronting poverty and race in schools and classrooms (Harvard Education Press, 2015), co-editor of the Handbook of Urban Education (Routledge Press, 2014)and co-author of best-selling“These Kids Are Out of Control”Why We Must Reimagine “Classroom Management” for Equity (Corwin Press, 2018).