Alumni Distinguished Leadership Award

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Dr. Thandeka K. Chapman is an Associate Professor of Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She has conducted research on policy implementation in desegregated schools, urban small school reforms, teaching and learning in racially diverse classrooms, and evaluating Social Justice curricula. Her most recent publications are six edited volumes of the History of Multicultural Education co-edited with Carl A. Grant. She also co-edited a new book, The Practice of Freedom: Social Justice Pedagogy in the United States, to be published in February 2010. Other publications include: “Peddling Backwards: Reflections of Plessy and Brown in the Rockford Public Schools’ Desegregation Efforts” (2005) in Race Ethnicity and Education, “The Power of Contexts: Teaching and Learning in Recently Desegregated Schools” (2007) in Anthropology and Education; and “Looking from points of strength: Using Portraiture and Critical Race Theory in educational research” (2007) in the Educational Researcher. She teaches educational research, curriculum, and urban education courses in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction Masters Program and Urban Education Doctoral Program. She is the current Program Chair for the American Educational Research Association, Teachers and Teacher Education Division (K). Dr. Chapman also works with several small high schools in Milwaukee to align their innovative curricula with benchmark assessments and state and district standards. She has shared her expertise with the IMSA community as a member of the Admissions Review Committee, as an invited guest speaker at IMSA during an Annual Teacher Recognition Day in 1997 and multicultural week in 2004. Dr. Chapman is a graduate of Spellman College, the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

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