Dr. Lisa Delpit
The Dialogue: Embracing the Needs
of Diverse Students
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Currently the Felton G. Clark Professor of Education at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Dr. Lisa D. Delpit is the former Executive Director/Eminent Scholar for the Center for Urban Education & Innovation at Florida International University in Miami and former holder of the Benjamin E. Mays Chair of Urban Educational Excellence at Georgia State University in Atlanta.
She is an internationally-known speaker and writer whose work has focused on the education of children of color and the perspectives, aspirations, and pedagogy of teachers of color. Her work on school-community relations and cross-cultural communication, particularly her awarding-winning first book, Other People’s Children, was cited as a contributor to her receiving a MacArthur “Genius” Award in 1990. Her most recent book, published in 2012, is “Multiplication is For White People”: Raising Expectations for Other People’s Children.
Sonia Nieto Presentation
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The First Annual Watson College of Education Public Speaker Series kicked off on Wednesday, March 13, with a reception in honor of the invited speaker, Dr. Sonia Nieto. Dr. Sonia Nieto is currently Professor Emerita of Language, Literacy, and Culture in the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.