Kenny Graves, Ph.D. has served in public and Independent schools for over a decade as an award-winning English teacher, professional developer, educational technologist, and school leader. Dr. Graves currently serves as the Upper School (9-12) Assistant Principal for Academic Life and Director of Studies at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in the Bronx, NY, where he manages the academic program for over 600+ students and 75+ faculty, teaches courses in the Ethics Department, and serves as a Form Advisor. Prior to this role, Dr. Graves served as the Upper School (9-12) Ethics & Technology Coordinator at Fieldston for six years. Along with his role at Fieldston, Dr. Graves is also an emerging researcher in the field of education leadership. His research broadly focuses on technology leadership for social justice. Dr. Graves uses cutting-edge quantitative methodologies to investigate the intersection of technology, school leadership, and digital equity with large-scale data. He has won several awards for his research, including the Teacher College Walter Sindlinger Award and a 2016-2017 AERA Dissertation Grant Award. Dr. Graves was also named as a University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA) Clark Seminar Scholar in 2018 and won the Outstanding Dissertation Award from AERA’s Advanced Studies of National Databases SIG in 2020. Dr. Graves is also an adjunct professor and research associate at The Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University and an adjunct professor at Boston College, where his courses focus on applied research methods and evidence-based decision making for aspiring school leaders. Dr. Graves has served as a consultant to several non-profits, including CSNYC, Norwegian Business School, The Data Science Institute at Columbia, The Klingenstein Center, The Shipley School, The Center for Technology and School Change at TC, and Math for America. He had also served as a board member at Code/Interactive and an expert advisor to IEEE's Society for the Social Implications of Technology. Dr. Graves earned his Ph.D. In Education Leadership from Columbia University in the City of New York. He also holds a M.Phil. in Education Leadership from Columbia University, a M.A. in Instructional Technology and Media from Teachers College, Columbia University, and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Richmond with a B.A. in English, Secondary Education, and Latin American/Iberian Studies. Kenny is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.