Shawn Ginwright, PhD, is the Jerome T. Murphy Professor of Practice at Harvard Graduate School of Education. His groundbreaking work on trauma, healing, and the empowerment of African American youth has earned him a reputation as an innovator, provocateur, and thought leader in the field of education. His research has been instrumental in reshaping the discourse surrounding youth development and his introduction of the concept of “healing-centered engagement” in 2018 has revolutionized the field, providing an asset-based approach to addressing youth trauma and fostering resilience.

Ginwright is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Flourish Agenda, Inc., a national nonprofit designing strategies that unlock the power of healing and engage youth of color and adult allies in transforming their schools and communities.

Ginwright received his PhD in Education from the University of California, Berkeley. He has a long-standing commitment to California’s underserved communities and is the former chair of the board of The California Endowment.