Centenary University Welcomes Lecturer Dr. Tyrone Howard

Centenary University’s Gates-Ferry Distinguished Visiting Lecturer, Dr. Tyrone Howard plans to conduct a presentation, “Why Race, Culture & Trauma Matters in Schools,” at 7 p.m. on October 17 at the Sitnik Theatre in the David and Carol Lackland Center. This event is free and open to the public. The presentation is made possible by the Kappa Delta Epsilon Honor Fraternity (KDE) and the education and mathematics departments.

There will be a book signing and reception for attendees following the presentation in the President’s Circle Room. The reception is sponsored by Centenary University’s Alumni Association Executive Board (AAEB).

Dr. Tyrone C. Howard is a professor in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA, as well as the Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. His research examines culture, race, teaching, and learning. Dr. Howard has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports. He has published several best-selling books. Among them are Why Race & Culture Matter in Schools and Black Male(d): Peril and Promise in the Education of African American Males. His most recent book, Expanding College Access for Urban Youth (Teachers College Press, 2016) documents ways schools and colleges can create higher education opportunities for youth of color. Dr. Howard is an AERA fellow and was listed by Education Week as one of the 50 most influential scholars in the nation informing educational policy, practice, and reform.

“I am beyond excited that Dr. Howard will serve as our Fall Gates-Ferry Visiting Distinguished Lecturer and will speak on such a prominent topic to educators, students and parents alike,” says Rebecca Clinebell, Kappa Delta Epsilon President at Centenary University who will introduce Dr. Howard. “As pre-service educators studying at Centenary, we are looking forward to learning from such an accomplished professional about how educators can effectively incorporate race and culture into the classroom to enhance the learning environment and promote student diversity.”

For more information, call 908-852-1400, ext. 2285 or e-mail mccoyl@centenaryuniversity.edu.

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