Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings

Ladson Billings
Kellner Family Chair in Urban Education School of Education, University of Madison–Wisconsin

Recognized for her work in the areas of culturally relevant pedagogy and critical race theory, Ladson-Billings is a pedagogical theorist and teacher educator. Many consider her work, The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children, a significant text in the field of education. Ladson-Billings is a past president of the American Educational Research Association. She holds three honorary doctorates from Umea University in Sweden, the University of Massachusetts Lowell and the University of Alicante in Spain. She was elected to the National Academy of Education in 2004.