August 31, 2016
Dean Blye Frank is pleased to announce that Dr. Annette Henry has taken up the appointment of David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education within the Faculty of Education, effective September 1, 2016, for a three-year term.
The terms of reference for the David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education prioritize the appointment of a dynamic scholar and collaborative colleague with extensive scholarly and pedagogical expertise related to multicultural and social justice studies in education. A commitment to anti-oppression, anti-racism, intersectionality, and decolonization perspectives and practice in education is important. The David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education exhibits distinction in research, teaching, mentorship, community building and educational leadership relevant to the mandate of the Chair.
Dr. Annette Henry is a Professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education and holds an appointment in the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice. Dr. Henry’s scholarship examines race, class, language, gender and culture in socio-cultural contexts of teaching and learning in the lives of Black students, Black women teachers’ life histories practice in Canada, the U.S. and education in Caribbean contexts. She has written extensively about diverse feminisms and conceptual and methodological research issues especially in culture-specific contexts. She has received several awards including the Jason Millman Promising Scholar award from Cornell University, the AERA Distinguished Contributions to Gender Equity Research Award (SAGE) and the AERA Scholar of the Year Award (Research Focus on Black Education).
Please join Dean Frank in welcoming Dr. Henry to her new role as David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education.