Steven Athanases Honored with Faculty Citation Award
professor of education, has received a 2015 UC Davis Diversity
and Principles of Community Faculty Citation Award in special
recognition of career achievement and distinguished leadership
and vision in advancing the equal opportunity and diversity
objectives within the UC Davis community.
Athanases was honored with his colleagues of
STEAD (Strength Through Equity & Diversity) for intensive
work on developing and delivering campuswide faculty workshops on
recruiting a strong and diverse faculty.
Steven Athanases is a Professor in the School of Education at UC
Davis. He researches issues of cultural and linguistic
diversity and educational equity in teaching, adolescent
learning, and teacher education, with a focus on literacy and
English language arts. As a high school English teacher in the
Chicago area, he received several awards for outstanding teaching
of English, with a focus on writing, and drew on his disciplinary
roots in Performance Studies and Communications to stage annual
performance showcases of original student compositions.