Paris D. Wicker, Ph.D.

Higher Education Researcher & Comtemplative


I am Paris Wicker (she/her), an incoming Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy at The State University of New York at Buffalo.  My research centers the success and well-being of Black and Indigenous students, faculty, and staff. My research has been supported by the Ford Foundation and the Wisconsin Center for Educational Research (WCER) and published in the Review of Higher Education, and the Journal of College Access.

Within this site you will find information about my educational and professional experiences, a description of my program of research and current projects, and recent and past news and media. Read more

Recent Highlights

Mar 31, 2023

Wicker Inducted into Edward Bouchet National Honor Society

The Bouchet Society commemorates the first person of African heritage to earn a PhD in the United States. Edward A. Bouchet earned a PhD in Physics from Yale University in 1876. Since then, the Bouchet Society has continued to uphold Dr. Bouchet’s legacy. (Link)

Jul 29, 2022

Wicker Awarded Ford Foundation Fellowship

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Jul 13, 2022

Women in Network Science Presentation


Apr 1, 2022

Policy Brief: A Critical Policy Review of Well-Being and Equity Policy at Historically Black, Tribal, and Predominantly White Colleges and Universities


Jan 13, 2022

Productivity Presentation

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Presenting at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting
Presenting at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting

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