Three Ways to Nurture Black Students’ College and Career Readiness Through Literacy
Black mother, literacy scholar, educator, guidance counselor, and mentor. These are the roles that have defined the contours of Dr. Jennifer Turner's career in education. She is passionate about literacy, and about helping Black children and youth to, in Freire's words, "read the word and read the world."
Three Ways to Understand and Act on Intersectionality Research
Dr. Vavrus is past-president of the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education and Washington state’s Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. At Michigan State University (M.A. & Ph.D.) he focused on Education, Economics, and African History. Besides teaching at small liberal arts colleges, his career has included directing urban community service projects for Drake University, teaching in a Ethiopian junior secondary school, serving as teacher-director of a parent-run one-room elementary school, and teaching in a remote Appalachian school district. For 10 years he ran a community film society. He enjoys backpacking and hanging with friends and family.