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Alexis Brooke Redding

Lecturer on Education

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Degree:  Ed.D., Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, (2018); Ed.M., Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, (2010)
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Office:  Larsen 421
Faculty Assistant:  Joelle Mottola


Alexis Redding is a lecturer in the Higher Education Program. Her work is focused on student development during the transition to college and throughout the undergraduate experience. Her courses focus on developing the knowledge and skills to best support student growth across diverse academic settings. 
She is the co-author of Embracing the Crisis: Rethinking the Transition to Adulthood (with Nancy Hill), forthcoming (Harvard University Press). This book offers a novel approach to thinking about the role of the college experience in student development.
Redding’s past research examined achievement culture in high school, fraud in the college admissions process, and student cheating in high-stakes educational environments. This research has been used to support the design of the Harvard College Honor Code, to revise ethical guidelines in the field of college admissions, and to create policies that combat academic dishonesty in high schools around the country. 
Her current research looks at political identity development and the student experience during campus protests from the 1960s to today. Her study on this topic is the subject of a forthcoming book: A New Era of Campus Protests: College Student Activism in the Age of #BlackLivesMatter, #RESIST, and #MeToo.

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