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PhD, University of Wisconsin–Madison; MA, Loyola University–Chicago; BS, Tennessee State University

Author of: Doing Multicultural Education for Achievement and Equity (2011); Intercultural and Multicultural Education: Enhancing Global Interconnectedness (2010); Making Choices for Multicultural Education: Five Approaches to Race, Class, and Gender, 6th Ed. (2009); Teach! Change! Empower! Solutions for Closing the Achievement Gaps (2009); Turning on Learning: Five Approaches for Multicultural Teaching Plans for Race, Class, Gender and Disability (2009); Learning to Teach Everyone’s Children: Equity, Empowerment, and Education That Is Multicultural (2006)

Dr. Carl A. Grant, a Hoefs-Bascom Professor of Teacher Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and Professor in the Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has worked for more than 30 years to improve students’ achievement while enriching their knowledge in multicultural social justice, culturally responsive curriculum development, and teaching. A former classroom teacher and administrator in the Chicago Public Schools, Grant also served as director of the Teacher Corps Associates Program.

Prior to joining the University, Grant was a Fulbright Scholar in England in 1982–83, studying multicultural education. Among his many honors, the Association of Teacher Educators selected Dr. Grant as one of 70 Leaders in Teacher Education in 1990. Also that year, he was elected the first president of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) and received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Also from AERA, he became a Distinguished Fellow in 2009, and received the Mentoring Award in 2011 and Social Justice Award in 2010. Grant’s outstanding achievements in multicultural education research are honored by NAME through the Carl A. Grant Research Award given at its annual conference.

Grant’s scholarly interests are wide ranging and include curriculum and pedagogical development in multicultural democratic education, educational policy and practices in urban spaces, and arguments on social justice and human rights. He has given invited lectures for both national and international audiences, and written or edited more than 35 books and more than 175 articles and chapters. Dr. Grant was invited to the KDP Laureate Chapter in 2013.

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