NAME is fortunate to have among its members, many of the top scholars and educators in the field of multicultural education. Permission has been specifically granted to NAME by these authors to have their photographs and biographies listed here.
|James A. Banks is a Russell F. Stark University Professor and Director of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington, Seattle (http://depts.washington.edu/centerme/home.htm) In 2003, the Center received the NAME Program Award. Professor Banks has published many articles and books in multicultural education and in social studies education. He is a past president of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS). His books include Teaching Strategies for Ethnic Studies (Fifth Edition, Allyn and Bacon, 2003); Educating Citizens in a Multicultural Society (Teachers College Press, 1997), Cultural Diversity and Education: Foundations, Curriculum and Teaching (Fourth Edition, Allyn and Bacon, 2001), and Diversity and Citizenship Education: Global Perspectives (Jossey-Bass, 2004).
Professor Banks is the editor, with Cherry A. McGee Banks, of the Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education (Second Edition, Jossey-Bass, 2004), which received the NAME Multicultural Book Award in 1997; and Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives (Fifth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2004). He is the editor of the “Multicultural Education Series” of books published by Teachers College Press, Columbia University. There are currently 18 published books in the Series. Others books are in various stages of development.
Professor Banks holds honorary Doctorates of Humane Letters from the Bank Street College of Education, the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, and DePaul University in Chicago. He is a member of the Board on Children, Youth, and Families of the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He is also a member of the National Academy of Education.
|Philip C. Chinn is a Professor Emeritus in the Division of Special Education, California State University, Los Angeles. He served as the Special Assistant to the Executive Director for Minority Concerns (now Diversity Affairs) at the Council for Exceptional Children from 1978-1984. He also served as the Director of the California State University, Los Angeles Center for Multicultural Education until his retirement.
He is the co-author, with Donna M. Gollnick, of Multicultural Education in a Pluralistic Society, Merrill Publishing Company, (Seventh Edition, In Press). He has also co-authored two texts in special education, and numerous textbook chapters. Until his recent retirement, he served on the NCATE Board of Examiners, served as vice-president of NAME, and as a Commissioner on the California State Advisory Commission on Special Education.
He served as co-editor of Multicultural Perspectives, the journal of NAME 1997-2001. He is a recipient of the National Association for Bilingual Education President’s Award, and the American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education’s Advocate for Justice Award. In 2002, NAME honored him by naming their Multicultural Book Award in his name.
|Carl A. Grant is Hoefs-Bascom Professor of Teacher Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University Wisconsin-Madison. He is a former classroom teacher and administrator, and has spent time in England as a Fulbright Scholar.He was President of the NAME from 1993-1999. He was also Editor of Review of Educational Research from 1996-1999, and served as a member of the National Research Council Committee on Assessment and Teacher Quality from 1999-2001.
In 1990 the Association of Teacher Educators selected Dr. Grant as one of the 70 Leaders in Teacher Education. In 1997 he received the School of Education Distinguished Achievement Award from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. In 2001 he received the G. Pritchy Smith Multicultural Educator Award from NAME and the Angela Davis Race, Gender, and Class Award from the Race, Gender, and Class Project.
Some of Dr. Grant’s recent publications include – Grant, C.A. (2003). An education guide to diversity in the classroom. Boston: Houghton Mifflin; Grant, C.A. & Lei, Joy L. (2001). Global construction of multicultural education: Theories and realities. Mahwah, N.J.: Erlbaum; Grant, C.A. & Sleeter, C.E. (2003). Turning on learning: Five approaches for multicultural teaching plans for race, class, gender, and disability (3rd edition). New York: Wiley and Grant, C.A. & Sleeter, CE (2003). Making choices for multicultural education: Five approaches to race, class and gender (4th edition). New York: Wiley. His book, Global Constructions of Multicultural Education: Theories and Realities (Lawrence Erlbaum, 2001) received the Philip C. Chinn Multicultural Book Award from NAME.
Carl A. Grant’s website: http://www.wisc.edu/ci/faculty/grant.htm
Donna M Gollnick was President of NAME from 1999-2001. She is also Senior Vice President of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), where she oversees accreditation activities. She was a contributor to the 1995 Handbook on Research in Multicultural Education.
She is co-author with Philip Chinn of Multicultural Education in a Pluralistic Society . She is also co-author of the textbooks, Introduction to the Foundations of American Education, in its 13th edition, and The Joy of Teaching: An Introduction to the Profession. In 1996, the School of Family and Consumer Sciences at Purdue University presented her a Distinguished Alumni Award.
AACTE honored her as an “Advocate for Justice” in 1998 and NAME has honored her for her years of devotion and her continuing work for NAME by creating a fellowship in Donna and her late husband’s names – the Donna M. Gollnick & Willard Loftis Fellowship for research in Multicultural Education.
She serves on several national advisory boards that focus on educational equity and social justice, and she has received many awards for her advocacy and activism, including the 1989 Human and Civil Rights Awardfrom the Massachusetts Teachers Association, the 1995 Drylongso Award for Anti-Racist Activists from Community Change in Boston, the 1996 Teacher of the Year Award from the Hispanic Educators of Massachusetts, and the 1997 Multicultural Educator of the Year Award from NAME.
She was an Annenberg Institute Senior Fellow (1998-2000) and she received an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts in May, 1999. In June, 2000, she was awarded a month-long residency at the Bellagio Center in Italy.
Other Books by Sonia Nieto: What Keeps Teachers Going? NY: Teachers College Press, 2003.
Sonia Nieto’s website: http://www-unix.oit.umass.edu/~snieto
Christine E. Sleeteris a Professor in the College of Professional Studies at California State University, Monterey Bay. She was a former classroom teacher in Seattle. She is incoming Vice President of Division K of the American Educational Research Association (2004-2006), and was General Program Chair of the 1998 AERA Annual Meeting. She was President of the Sociology of Education Association (2001-2003).Dr. Sleeter has received several awards for her work including the California State University Monterey Bay President’s Medal (2003), the NAME Research Award (1994), and the AERA Committee on the Role and Status of Minorities in Education Distinguished Scholar Award (1995).
Some of her recent publications include Sleeter, C. E. (2004). Context-conscious portraits and context-blind policy. Anthropology & Education Quarterly. 35(1): 132-136; Sleeter, C. E. (2003) Teaching globalization. Multicultural Perspectives 5(2): 3-9; Sleeter, C. E. (2003) Reform and control: An analysis of SB 2042. Teacher Education Quarterly, 20 (1): 19-30; Sleeter, C. E. (2002) State curriculum standards and the shaping of student consciousness. Social Justice 29 (4): 8-25; Sleeter, C. E. (2001) Culture, Difference and Power (Teachers College Press); and Turning on Learning and Making Choices for Multicultural Education, both with Carl Grant (Wiley, 2003).
Christine E. Sleeter’s website: http://home.csumb.edu/s/sleeterchristine/world/