Dr. Kendall Deas is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Race, Freedom, and Democratic Citizenship with the African American Studies Program and Institute for African American Research specializing in education policy and law at the University of South Carolina. He received his PhD in educational administration and policy from The University of Georgia's College of Education. Dr. Deas's area of specialty is education law and policy and he completed a minor cognate in higher education policy with UGA's Institute of Higher Education (IHE). He holds a BSFS degree in international relations and a certificate in Western European studies from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, an MA degree in globalization studies from Dartmouth College, an MA degree in political science from Washington University in St. Louis, and a MSPP degree in public policy from The Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Public Policy. He holds certificates in policy studies from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and The University of Texas at Austin's LBJ School of Public Affairs. Dr. Deas was a Fulbright Scholar to Finland where he earned a diploma in international trade law from Turku International University's School of Law. He was a one-year Visiting Student at Mansfield College of Oxford University where he studied politics, philosophy, and economics (PPE).