Carter-Larke Black History and Education Lecture
Celebration of Black Excellence: Yesterday, Today & Forever
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Scholars discuss importance of urban education during Black Excellence luncheon
This is a hybrid event with both in-person and online attendance options. Lunch will be provided on-site. The discussion will follow a short awards ceremony.
Join us on Monday, February 27th
Where: Texas A&M University main campus, Memorial Student Center
When: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm (on-campus), 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (online)
Contact John A. Williams III with questions regarding the event.
Ayana Allen-Handy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Urban Education
Department of Policy, Organization, and Leadership, Drexel University
Ayana Allen-Handy, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Urban Education in the Department of Policy, Organization, and Leadership at Drexel University. She is also the Founder/Director of the Justice-Oriented Youth Education Lab (The JOY Lab). Her work is dedicated to justice-oriented urban education and is built upon debunking and (re)framing pejorative narratives of urban students, schools, and communities.
Fred Bonner II, Ed.D.
Professor and Endowed Chair in Educational Leadership and Counseling
Founding Executive Director of the Minority Achievement, Creativity and High Ability (MACH III) Center, Prairie View A&M University
Dr. Fred A. Bonner, II is Professor and Endowed Chair in Educational Leadership and Counseling and Founding Executive Director of the Minority Achievement, Creativity and High-Ability (MACH-III) Center at Prairie View A&M University. He also is the Founding Editor of the Journal of Minority Achievement, Creativity and Leadership (JMACL) with Penn State University Press and Editor of the Book Series–Diverse Faculty in the Academy with Routledge Press.
Chance Lewis, Ph.D.
Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor of Urban Education
Former Provost Faculty Fellow for Diversity, Inclusion and Access, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Dr. Chance W. Lewis is the Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor of Urban Education and former Provost Faculty Fellow for Diversity, Inclusion and Access at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Additionally, Dr. Lewis is the Executive Director of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Urban Education Collaborative which is publishing a new generation of research on improving urban schools.
Tyrone Tanner, Ed.D.
Dean, Office of Graduate Studies, Professor of Educational Leadership
Executive Director, Prairie View A&M University/Northwest Houston Center
Dean, Office of Graduate Studies of Prairie View A&M University, Professor of Educational Leadership and Executive Director of Prairie View A&M University/Northwest Houston Center. Dr. Tanner’s research focuses on addressing the educational needs of historically under-served students and focuses on closing achievement gaps, retention, and graduation in P-16 settings, building strong parent/school partnerships, dispelling deficit model thinking, diversity, and culturally responsive leadership and teaching.
Dr. Norvella Carter
Dr. Patricia Larke
Retired since 2017, Dr. Norvella Carter and Dr. Patricia Larke legacy continues through the college’s Carter and Larke Lecture Series held yearly during Black History Month. A fundraising campaign is underway to raise a minimum of $100,000 to permanently endow the event. Such an endowment could enable a yearlong lecture series, allowing prolonged conversation about issues of equity education.
Efforts are being made to permanently endow this event into a yearlong lecture series that can help prolong conversations about issues of equity in education.
- Dr. Kellie Carter Jackson (2022)
- Dr. Chance Lewis (2021)
- Victor Goode, Esq. (2020)
- Dr. Keffrelyn D. Brown (2019)
- Dr. Fred Bonner II (2018)
- Dr. Valerie Hill-Jackson (2017)