Joyce King

Joyce E. King, Benjamin E. Mays Endowed Chair
Georgia State University

About the Speaker

Joyce E. King holds the Benjamin E. Mays Endowed Chair for Urban Teaching, Learning and Leadership and she is Professor of Educational Policy Studies at Georgia State University. She holds two degrees from Stanford University (Sociology of Education, PhD, Sociology, BA with Honors).

Recognized internationally for her interdisciplinary scholarship, teaching, and leadership, she has served as Provost at Spelman College, Associate Provost, Medgar Evers College, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Diversity Programs at the University of New Orleans, Director of Teacher Education at Santa Clara University and Head of the Department of Ethnic Studies at Mills College. Her concept of “dysconscious racism” continues to influence research and practice in education and the sociology or race.  Dr. King’s publications focus on a transformative role for culture and community-engaged research in curriculum, effective teaching, teacher preparation and education policy.

Dr. King was the 2014-2015 President of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and is a member of the National African American Reparations Commission.    

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