Maren Oberman is clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Education. Oberman’s areas of expertise include: anti-oppressive pedagogy; anti-racism in education; cross-racial communication; understanding identity; leadership growth & development, teaching & teacher policy issues; and coaching, mentoring, & instructional leadership. Her goal is to increase the quality and effectiveness of the U.S. K-12 educator force through the development of anti-racist educational practice, self-awareness and reflection, inquiry-based improvement strategies, and strategic collaboration. Maren earned her doctorate in educational leadership (EdLD) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, including a residency at the central office in the Los Angeles Unified School District. She has served as a K-12 teacher and instructional coach in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Illinois. Maren holds a BA in African-American Studies from Yale University and a master's in library science from Simmons College.