Dr. Anthony Abraham Jack

T1W 2024 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Anthony Abraham Jack

Dr. Anthony Abraham Jack to speak at 2024 Toward One Wisconsin Conference

Toward One Wisconsin is thrilled that Dr. Anthony Abraham Jack Ph.D. will be a keynote speaker for the T1W 2024 held May 7-8, in Eau Claire, WI.

As a sociologist, author, and associate professor of higher education at Boston University, Jack’s research focuses on diversity efforts in higher-education and how lower-income students are often overlooked and left out.

In his acclaimed 2019 book, “The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges are Failing Disadvantaged Students,” Jack explores the topic of poverty and higher education by examining the different experiences and struggles of two groups of students – the “privileged poor” and the “doubly disadvantaged.”

Jack describes the “privileged poor” as students from low-income, minority communities who first attend elite private schools before arriving at college. The second group, the “doubly disadvantaged,” are students from underprivileged backgrounds who do not have boarding school to prepare them for the transition to college.

“The question of if diversity is worth it is ever present and not just at colleges but at organizations of all stripes,” Jack said in his 2019 TEDxCambridge speech. “The answer is – yes, it is. But we should not be surprised when certain new groups struggle. We must move from access to inclusion, and data will help in this endeavor.”

Jack will be speaking on the first day of the 2024 T1W, at the Pabo Center in Eau Claire. His second book, “When Campus Closed: How Elite Colleges Are Still Failing Disadvantaged Students,” is set to be released in 2024.

To learn more about Dr. Anthony Abraham Jack, visit his website here.