Shelby Steele "is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution who specializes in the study of race relations, multiculturalism, and affirmative action. He was appointed a Hoover fellow in 1994.
"Steele is a member of the National Association of Scholars, the national board of the American Academy for Liberal Education, the University Accreditation Association, and the national board at the Center for the New American Community at the Manhattan Institute.
"Steele holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Utah, an M.A. in sociology from Southern Illinois University, and a B.A. in political science from Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.“ 
- Advisory Board, Common Good
- Winner of the 2004 National Endowment for the Humanities: National Humanities Medal 
Resources and articles
- National Humanities Medal, National Endowment for the Humanities, accessed August 30, 2007.
- ”Biography”, Accessed January 2007.