Dr. Tony Laing (He/Him) is a K-12 and higher scholar-practitioner. He teaches and writes in the area of gender and sexuality studies. Specifically, his scholarship and publications lie at the intersection of youth studies, gender studies (constructions of masculinity), single-gender schools, queer theory, and African-American Studies.
Prior to serving as the K-12 METCO director, which provides educational opportunities for students of color to attend suburban schools, he worked in higher education as a lecturer, and in diversity affairs, student affairs, study abroad, student affairs, and academic advising. His work at the collegiate centers on creating more welcoming campuses for students and faculty of color.
Dr. Laing holds a doctorate in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, completed the Management Development Program with the Harvard Institutes for higher education managers, and is enrolled as a Master of Specialized Studies Program candidate at Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Dr. Laing is currently serving a second 5-year term on his alma mater’s Board of Trustees at Wheaton College (Massachusetts), is a member of Judge Baker’s Children Center’s External Affairs Committee, and served for 6 years as Board Chair of the Alliance for Domestic & International Educational Programs. He is also a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated.