Urban Education Summer Institute: Dr. Kevin Kumashiro

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Naming the Moment: Five Lenses for Education, Democracy, and Social Justice

Dr. Kevin Kumashiro is an internationally recognized expert on educational policy, school reform, and teacher preparation, with a wide-ranging list of accomplishments as a scholar, educator, leader, and advocate. The former dean of the University of San Francisco School of Education, he is the author or editor of 10 books, and the recipient of numerous honors, including the 2016 AERA Social Justice in Education Award.

Urban Education Summer Institute

Educational Studies Program Faculty and Staff


Natalie K. Person. 1994. Chair. B.A., University of Mississippi; M.S. and Ph.D., University of Memphis. (Cognitive psychology: learning technologies; educational psychology.)

Assistant Professors

Zachary Casey. 2014. B.A.E. and M.A., Arizona State University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota. (Curriculum and Instruction, Multicultural Education, Critical Pedagogy, Teacher Education.)

Licensure to Teach

Licensure to teach is a function of state governments. Institutions and agencies that offer licensure are approved by their respective state departments and boards of education. Tennessee licensure is transferable to all 50 states; some states may require additional exams or content. A guide to certification reciprocity is available through Certification Map. Students wishing to teach in other states are advised to review the licensure requirements on the appropriate state's department of education website.