Dr. Beatrice "BZ" Fennimore will be giving the talk, "Standing Up for the Common Good: Justice, Ethics and Civic Responsibility" on April 17, 2019 in University Hall 1070 from 3:30-5:30 pm. This event is intended for faculty and staff across campus, as well as doctoral students, district partners, and other educators. The event is free but requires prior registration.
Dr. Fennimore is a teacher educator who has focused over 25 years of university teaching, activism, and scholarship on areas related to child advocacy, social policy, public school equity, social justice, and multicultural/anti-bias education. She is a professor of education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, where she teaches a wide range of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral courses. Dr. Fennimore concurrently served for many years as an adjunct professor in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she was also a visiting professor in the 2008-2009 academic year. She has extensive experience in providing professional development for educators in school and program settings and was twice invited by the Soros Foundation of Latvia to do professional development in multicultural education with early childhood teachers in the Open Doors Program.
Dr. Fennimore is on the Advisory Board for the Early Childhood Series of Teachers College Press as well as on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education. She has served for the past six years as the co-chair of Section 4 of AERA Division K: Multicultural, Inclusive, and Social Justice Frameworks for Teaching and Teacher Education PK-16+ Settings. Recent awards include the 2017 Deans Researcher Award and the 2018 Faculty Scholar Award at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.