Distinguished Educational Thinkers and the Critical Consciousness Speaker Series
On January 22, 2015, Kellner Family Chair in Urban Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was the featured speaker in the Distinguished Educational Thinkers and Critical Consciousness Speaker Series at UC Davis. The series is presented by the UC Davis School of Education and the Graduate Group in Education, along with the Social Justice Education Coalition, the Office of Graduate Studies, and the Office of Campus Community Relations.
Ladson-Billings is the Kellner Family Endowed Professor in Urban Education and is faculty affiliate in the Departments of Educational Policy Studies and Afro American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was 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.