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Mary Frances Early Lecture: New York Times Bestselling Author, Dr. Christopher Emdin

New York Times Bestselling Author Dr. Christopher Emdin


February 21, 2019

Chris Emdin will deliver the Mary Frances Early Lecture.

Emdin is an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he also serves as director of the Science Education program and associate director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education.

He created the #HipHopEd social media movement and advises numerous international organizations, school districts and schools. He is the author of the award winning book Urban Science Education for the Hip-hop Generation and the New York Timesbestseller For White Folks Who Teach In the Hood and the Rest of Y'all Too.

Emdin holds a Ph.D in urban education with a concentration in mathematics, science and technology; masters degrees in both natural sciences and education administration, and bachelors degrees in physical anthropology, biology and chemistry.

Each year, an invited speaker delivers a lecture that honors the quiet determination and dignity with which Mary Frances Early pursued her efforts to ensure that the state‚Äôs flagship university became an institution of higher learning for all  people in Georgia. The annual lecture demonstrates the progress that has been made while also recognizing that work still remains in order to fully realize her vision.

This event is is organized by The Graduate School Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives Office and Graduate and Professional Scholars (GAPS)