Roxana Marachi, PhD

Roxana Marachi

Professor, Teacher Education

Dr. Roxana Marachi is a Professor of Education at San José State University where she teaches courses in the Department of Teacher Education and the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. Dr. Marachi’s research publications have focused on evaluations of policies and programs related to school violence prevention, high-stakes testing, privatization, and the technologization of teaching and learning. Her current interests are focused on strategies for the prevention of data harms and on bridging research-to-practice gaps in the integration of emerging technologies in education. Marachi is a fellow of the National Education Policy Center, served as education chair of the CA/HI State NAACP from 2019 to 2021, and has been active in local, state, and national efforts to strengthen and protect public education.


  • Ph.D., Education and Psychology, University of Michigan
  • M.A., Developmental Psychology, University of Michigan
  • B.S., Psychology, Minor in Music, University of Washington

Recent Publications

  • Marachi, R., & Carpenter, R. (2020). Silicon Valley, philanthro-capitalism, and policy shifts from teachers to tech. In Givan, R. K. and Lang, A. S. (Eds.). Strike for the Common Good: Fighting for the Future of Public Education. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Recent Presentations

  • Marachi, R. (June, 2019). When “innovation” is exploitation: Data ethics, data harms, and why we need to demand data justice. Invited presentation for A Black Education Network, Summer Institute. Stanford, CA. June 17, 2019.
  • Marachi, R. (2018). Privatization of Public K-12 Education: Racial Disparities in Politics, Power, Policy, and Practice.  Presentation prepared for Race Equity Through Prevention Workgroup of Santa Clara County Juvenile Justice Systems Collaborative. San José, CA. July, 2018.
  • Marachi, R. (2017). Unpacking College and Career Readiness Metrics. Do They “Level the Playing Field''? Or Create [More] Systemic Barriers to Educational Access?  Invited presentation for State NAACP/ESSA Civil Rights Education Conference. San José, CA. August 19th, 2017.

Noteworthy Grants and Awards

  • 2015 Freedom Fighter Award (San José / Silicon Valley NAACP)
  • 2015 Justice Award (Californians For Justice)  

Online Resources

Areas of Research Interest

  • Data Ethics
  • Data Harms
  • School Climate
  • Violence Prevention

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