Shaun R. Harper is one of the nation’s most highly-respected racial equity experts. In 2022, he was named as a provost professor at the USC Rossier School of Education and the USC Marshall School of Business, a distinction bestowed only to 26 of 4,700 USC’s full-time faculty. A prolific and energizing keynote speaker on a range of diversity, equity and inclusion topics, Harper’s smart, yet plainspoken and practically-useful style differentiates him from most academicians. He has testified twice to the U.S. House of Representatives, spoken at numerous White House and federal agency events and appointed by two U.S. presidents and a California governor to leadership roles. —K.M.