It’s increasingly important for parents to know who is in the front of the classroom. Over the past year, I ‘ve heard shocking stories about teachers engaging in “very strange” tactics to facilitate learning. The list of oddities include having students  pick cotton,  asking students to act as slaves, teachers dressing up as a border wall, and (of course) teachers wearing black face at a Halloween party.

I’m delighted to say, I am in the front of the classroom!

One of my goals is to ensure the classroom is a brave space where students are comfortable enough to speak their truth. I also challenge traditional approaches to teaching public administration by discussing institutionalized racism and systems of oppression. I bring race-conscious dialogue into the classroom, so future public administrators can address myriad complex health, social and policy issues.

Read more about my work here: Public Policy Professors Work Within the Ranks to Include Race-Conscious Dialogue