William Johnston is an advanced doctoral student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  His research explores the ways in which evolving neighborhood contexts relate to educational experiences and outcomes for urban youth.  He is currently working on his dissertation that examines the interplay between family, school, and neighborhood racial characteristics as they relate to pre-k and kindergarten school choice patterns in Boston, Massachusetts.  

Prior to his work at HGSE, William taught high school English and U.S. History in Philadelphia and San Francisco.  He holds a BA in English from The Ohio State University and an M.S.Ed. from the University of Pennsylvania.  

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