Diverse Teachers Matter
An evening with Gloria Ladson-Billings, PhD
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017
The University of Toledo
Scott Park Campus Auditorium
2225 Nebraska Ave.
Join The University of Toledo’s Judith Herb College of Education and Office of Diversity and Inclusion, with Toledo Public Schools, for an evening with Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings, national expert on urban education. Ladson-Billings will discuss why diverse teachers matter to the success of all students and how the community can play a role in supporting current teachers and building a diverse teaching force for the future.
Gloria Ladson-Billings is the Kellner Family Distinguished Professor is Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is faculty affiliate in the Departments of Educational Policy Studies, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis and Afro American Studies. Her research examines the instructional practices of teachers who are successful with African American students. She also investigates critical race theory applications to education.
Ladson-Billings has been awarded honorary degrees from the University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain; Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden; and University of Massachusetts-Lowell. She was the 2005-06 president of the American Educational Research Association. In 2014 Ladson-Billings was a panelist on the White House’s African-American Educational Excellence Initiative’s Essence Festival panel titled Smart Starts at Home.