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PhD, Stanford University; MEd, University of Washington, Seattle; BS, Morgan State University

Kellner Family Chair in Urban Education, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Author of: The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African-American Children (1994); Beyond the Big House: African-American Educators on Teacher Education (2005); Crossing Over to Canaan: The Journey of New Teachers in Diverse Classrooms (2001).

Gloria Ladson Billings is an advocate and scholar whose work has focused on culturally relevant pedagogy, a means of enfranchising diverse students in schools. Her academic areas of interest include educational anthropology, cultural studies, and critical race theory applications to education. She currently teaches Multicultural Perspectives in Education and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy. She holds a doctorate in Curriculum and Teacher Education from Stanford University.

Her work has won numerous scholarly awards including the Brock International Prize in Education from Oklahoma University, the Louise Baron Hilton Distinguished Visiting Chair from Iowa State University, the H. I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship, the National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship, the Palmer O. Johnson outstanding research award, and several honorary degrees. During the 2003–2004 academic year, she was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.

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