Natosha Willis

Graduate student, Ph.D. level, College of Education
Grads & Professional Students

Natosha is a first year doctoral student in the College of Education. Before beginning her Ph.D. program, she worked as a Special Education teacher and advocate for several non-profit organizations. Currently, Natosha works as a Graduate Assistant in the Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male located within the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. She is a delegate for the Council of Graduate Students and volunteers outside of the University with local organizations.  

Natosha’s research interests include Urban Education, Education Policy, School to Prison Pipeline, Criminal Justice Policies, and Racial and Ethnic Inequalities in crime and law. With a focused specialization in Ed Policy, Natosha will examine the policies and programs that negatively impact the School to Prison pipeline in K-12 schools and how it overwhelmingly affects African American males.

  • M.Ed., Special Education, The Ohio State University, 2007
  • B.S., Education, The Ohio State University, 2006