The College of Education is pleased to announce that faculty member Richard Reddick, professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, and Peniel Joseph, professor in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, were selected to receive the President’s Award for Global Learning for their innovative program Addressing an Era of Transatlantic Racial Reckoning: Imagining Anti-Racist Academic Worlds in the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
The President’s Award for Global Learning empowers students and faculty to examine real-world interdisciplinary topics while incorporating in-country learning into the classroom experience. Each awarded faculty team has identified a challenge that can be addressed with an international partner in a global context.
Reddick and Joseph’s program will bring together perspectives from faculty, staff, and students in five unique higher education environments—four in the United Kingdom, one in the United States—to identify and validate experiences of BIPOC members of their respective communities.
The international partners are:
- Dr. Mike Mimirinis – University of West London, United Kingdom
- Dr. Peter Claus – Pembroke College, Oxford University, United Kingdom
- Dr. Kehinde Andrews – Birmingham City University, United Kingdom
- Dr. Ali Meghji – Magdalene College, Cambridge University, United Kingdom
Participants will identify commonalities and differences between the institutional contexts and engage in discussions about the shared and unique aspects of navigating an academic existence for BIPOC community members.
Projects will be implemented between January and December 2022. Faculty teams receive $5,000 to support the student projects and class activities, and individual faculty members each will receive a $9,000 honorarium. Faculty and students also will receive fully funded travel as part of the award.