Honey Ghods is a third–year doctoral student in the Educational Policy Program, specializing in Urban Education. She is a proud recipient of the Erickson Fellowship Award and is sponsored by Michigan State University’s Education Policy Department. Honey has research interests in both Canadian and United States educational policy. Specifically, her research is focused in Common Core State Standards and Afrocentric Education.
Honey is honored to hold her assistantship for the second year with distinguished professor Dr. William Schmidt who is exploring the Mathematics component of the Common Core State Standards.
Honey has presented numerous times at both the AERA and CIES conferences with the support and guidance of her academic advisor Dr. Christopher Dunbar and committee member Dr. Amita Chudgar. Honey’s presentations have focused on Afrocentric Education and Public versus Catholic Education.
Honey has spent time volunteering and teaching in South Central Los Angeles, and Afrocentric Charter School, and for the United Nations refugee program. Prior to joining the doctoral program, Honey obtained a Master’s degree in Teaching and Curriculum from Michigan State University. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Urban Development from the University of Southern California.