Lecture: Linda Tillman, “Racism in K – 12 Schools and Qualitative Research”

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Date(s) - 04/29/2014
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

IUPUI Education Building, 3rd Floor Commons


The Center for Urban and Multicultural Education (CUME) and The International Journal for Qualitative Studies in Education will co-host a lecture by Dr. Linda C. Tillman, Professor Emerita, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her topic will be “Racism in K-12 Schools and Qualitative Research.” Dr. Tillman’s research and scholarship is focused in three primary areas: school leadership, the education of all children and particularly African Americans in k-12 education, and culturally appropriate research approaches. She has published 5 books, 19 book chapters, and 22 peer-reviewed articles.

Dr. Tillman, who received her doctorate from Ohio State University in 1995, is one of the most widely respected scholars focused on African American students, parents, families, and communities. She was Vice-President of Division A (educational leadership) of the American Educational Re-search Association (AERA) from 2006-2010. Nationally known for her work mentoring new scholars of color, she received the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Jay D. Scribner Mentoring Award in 2009. She also received the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Early Career Contribution Award from the Committee on Scholars of Color in Education in 2004.