LSU Curriculum Camp welcomes Dr. Cynthia B. Dillard
Friday, February 10, 2017 - Saturday, February 11, 2017
LSU Curriculum Camp, an annual international graduate student conference, is organized and hosted by the graduate students of LSU Curriculum Theory Project (CTP) under the guidance of CTP co-directors Dr. Petra Hendry and Dr. Roland Mitchell and LSU College of Human Sciences & Education. LSU Curriculum Camp is designed to showcase the work of graduate students engaged in research on a host of subjects, such as: curriculum theory, gender, race, culture, higher education research (K-20), policy analysis, political and/or intellectual thought (including but not limited to narrative, feminism, postmodernism, poststructuralism, queer theory, chaos & complexity theory).
We are excited to welcome Dr. Cynthia B. Dillard as the 2017 Curriculum Camp Fireside Chat Speaker! Friday, she will be holding a mentoring session. Saturday evening, she will lead the fireside chat.
"On Purpose for a Purpose: (Re)membering Spirit in Mentoring".
Friday, February 10, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., LSU Women’s Center
"To Ghana with Love: (Re)membering Blackness in Teacher Education".
Friday, February 11, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Barnes & Noble at LSU
Dr. Cynthia Dillard holds a PhD in Multicultural Education and Educational Leadership from Washington State University, where she also obtained an M.S.Ed. in Vocational Technical Education. She was named the first Mary Frances Early Professor of Teacher Education at the University of Georgia (UGA) and started teaching at UGA from 2012 till now.
Dr. Dillard’s major research interests include critical multicultural education, spirituality in teaching and learning, epistemological concerns in research and African/African-American feminist studies. Most recently, her research has focused in Ghana, West Africa, where she established a preschool and an elementary school.
Dr. Dillard has received many awards during her career, including the Ohio State University Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1999 and the Washington State University College of Education Distinguished Alumni Award in 1997. The author of On Spiritual Strivings: Transforming an African-American Woman’s Academic Life (SUNY Series in Women in Education, 2007), Dillard received her Ph.D. in education with specializations in multicultural education/language, literacy, and culture and educational administration from Washington State University.
Curriculum Camp is hosted by:
LSU School of Education