Loyce Caruthers is a Professor and Chair of Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and has been with UMKC since 2001 where she teaches courses to prepare school administrators and qualitative research methods for doctoral students. Loyce also serves as the Coordinator of the Ed.D Education Administration Program. Loyce’s research involves the use of voice through narrative and critical race theory for exploring phenomena related to race, class, gender and other differences that may influence educators’ beliefs and perceptions, and ultimately their work in schools. Recent publications include a co-authored book, Great Expectations: What Kids Want from Our Urban Public Schools. She is engaged in a collaborative project, Kansas City Speaks: Stories of School Desegregation, a website to share stories of school desegregation through oral histories, artifacts, archival documents, and images made accessible to the public with a community yearbook feature and lesson plans for educators.