About the Keynote Speaker....

Gloria Ladson-BillingsGloria Ladson-Billings is the Kellner Family Professor of Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the 2005-2006 president of the American Educational Research Association. Ladson-Billings’ research examines the pedagogical practices of teachers who are successful with African American students. She also investigates Critical Race Theory applications to education.  She is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Dreamkeepers: Successful teachers of African American children, Crossing over to Canaan: The journey of new teachers in diverse classrooms, and many journal articles and book chapters. She is the former editor of the American Educational Research Journal and a member of several editorial boards. Her work has won numerous scholarly awards including the H. I. Romnes faculty fellowship, the Spencer Post-doctoral Fellowship, and the Palmer O. Johnson Outstanding research award. In 2002 she was awarded an honorary doctorate from Umeå University in Umeå, Sweden and in 2003-2004 was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. She is the 2004 recipient of the George and Louise Spindler Award for ongoing contributions in educational anthropology, given by the Council on Anthropology & Education of the American Anthropological Association. In the spring of 2005 she was elected to the National Academy of Education.

To view Dr. Ladson Billings’ work please read the following:

IS THE TEAM ALL RIGHT? By: Ladson-Billings, Gloria J.. Journal of Teacher Education,
May/Jun2005, Vol. 56 Issue 3, p229-234, 6p.

It's Your World, I'm Just Trying to Explain It: Understanding Our Epistemological and
Methodological Challenges. By: Ladson-Billings, Gloria. Qualitative Inquiry, Feb2003, Vol. 9 Issue
1, p5, 8p.

Fighting for Our Lives: Preparing Teachers To Teach African American Students. Ladson-Billings,
Gloria; Journal of Teacher Education, v51 n3 p206-14 May-Jun 2000.

The evolving role of critical race theory in educational scholarship. By: Ladson-Billings, Gloria.
Race, Ethnicity & Education, Mar2005, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p115-119, 5p.

Just Showing Up. By: Ladson-Billings, Gloria; Gomez, Mary Louise. Phi Delta Kappan, May2001,
Vol. 82 Issue 9, p675, 6p.


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