Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj

Executive Staff | Board

Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj
Board Member

Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj is an Associate Professor at Seton Hall University and Director of the University’s Center for College Readiness. Prior to her work in academia, Carolyn advanced secondary school reform at the New York City Department of Education. A passionate advocate for improving educational opportunities for young people, Carolyn joined the SCO Board of Directors in 2018.

Carolyn is an accomplished author, researcher, and educator whose area of expertise examines issues of educational access and equity for underserved student populations. Her body of work has been published in both academic journals and mainstream media outlets, including The New York Times, Huffington Post, Peabody Journal of Education, and American Journal of Education. Carolyn has authored or co-authored four books: “Matching Students to Opportunity: Expanding College Choice, Access and Quality” (Harvard Education Press, 2016), “Unaccompanied Minors: Immigrant Youth, School Choice, and the Pursuit of Equity” (Harvard Education Press, 2014), “Blueprint for School System Transformation: A Vision for Comprehensive Reform in Milwaukee and Beyond” (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013), and “Educating the Whole Child for the Whole World: The Ross School Model and Education for the Global Era” (New York University Press, 2010).

A highly-respected leader in her field, Carolyn was named Education Week’s Next Generation Leader to Transform Education. She is active in numerous professional organizations including the Education Policy Collaborative, American Educational Research Association, Association for Education Finance and Policy, and is an advisor to the New York Immigration Coalition Education Policy Group.

Carolyn earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in international education from New York University and a B.A. from Duke University.

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