Lamont A. Flowers
Lamont Flowers possesses an academic track record and a sincere motivation to ensure the success of all Americans in the educational settings that warrant recognition. He has conducted extensive research on issues impacting African Americans in education, student retention, access and equity, educational attainment, educational policy, and academic achievement. He has written over 80 scholarly publications that have appeared in more than 30 different professional journals. The value of Dr. Flowers’ research to education is further supported by court decisions related to diversity, such as Grutter v. Bollinger. He is clearly dedicated to producing high-level scholarship and research on diversity issues in education and the Black experience in education.
Portland State University
Currently Chair of Indigenous Nations Studies at PSU, Mr. Pewewardy (Comanche/Kiowa) is also a writer, lecturer, performing artist and a NAME Founder. Drawing from his broad experience spanning p-12 and higher education, his scholarly activities have focused on Praxis in Indigenous Studies; Indian mascots and American sports culture; recording, archiving, and transcribing Tribal music and songs; Intertribal Powwows in contemporary society; Critical Race Theory; Tribal Colleges and Universities; holistic education of Indigenous peoples and Indigenous leadership.
H. Richard Milner IV
Peabody College, Vanderbilt University
H. Richard Milner IV is currently an Associate Professor at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, completed his PhD in 2001 at The Ohio State University. Milner has been a prolific researcher and writer who contributes significantly to the fields of multicultural teacher education and urban education. He writes from the point of view of an African American scholar who uses qualitative and narrative research methodologies, and whose theoretical framework is largely informed by, and synthesizes, culturally relevant pedagogy and critical race theory. Milner moves concepts that are central to multicultural education forward, often in collaboration with others. He is interested in exploring ways of diversifying the teaching force to reflect demographic shifts that are happening rapidly in schools. Milner teaches multicultural education coursework in teacher education. His articles address and refute challenges that are often raised today about why multicultural content should be a part of teacher education. He has written several pieces related to culture, identity and curriculum in order to deepen how educators think about and work with multicultural curriculum. His work links multicultural education with giftedness and with classroom management. Milner’s work applies culturally relevant pedagogy and critical race theory to examine multiple dimensions of teaching, directly linking his analyses to implications for multicultural education.
Dr. James L. Moore III
As an undergraduate and graduate student, Dr. Moore actively involved himself with a variety of multicultural-oriented scholarly, instructional, and community projects and received many accolades and citations for his efforts. At Delaware University he was a full scholarship football player for five years and was team captain his last year. He was also the recipient for Delaware State University’s Class of 1995 Outstanding Service award. From 1996 – 1997 he served as the President of the Black Graduate Student Organization of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Moore has been featured in many publications and won an array of awards for his work as a scholar, researcher, instructor, administrator and mentor.In less than nine years, Dr. Moore has accomplished and had more impact in the fields of school counseling, urban education, gifted education, higher education , and multicultural counseling/education than those who have been in these fields for 15 years or more.
1994 – Christine E. Sleeter
1995 – Gloria Ladson-Billings
1996 – American Association of University Women
1998 – Jeannie Oakes
1999 – Luis Moll
2001 – Robert Carter
2004 – Marilyn Cochran-Smith, Boston College
2005 – Lois Merriweather Moore, University of San Francisco
2007 – Aretha F. Marbley, Texas Tech University