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Former Kellner Family Professor of Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Gloria Ladson-Billings Biography

Gloria Ladson-Billings is Professor Emerita and former Kellner Family Distinguished Professor in Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction and was Faculty Affiliate in the Departments of Educational Policy Studies, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis and Afro American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the Immediate Past President of the National Academy of Education. She was the 2005--2006 president of the American Educational Research Association. In 2021 she was named a Corresponding Fellow the British Academy. She is a 2020-2021 Hagler Institute Fellow at Texas A&M University. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. She is the inaugural Distinguished Scholar in Race and Social Justice for the Rutgers Graduate School of Education. Ladson-Billings’ research examines the pedagogical practices of teachers who are successful with African American students. She also investigates Critical Race Theory applications to education.

Ladson-Billings is the author of the critically acclaimed books, "The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children," (currently in its 3rd edition), "Crossing over to Canaan: The Journey of New Teachers in Diverse Classrooms," and "Beyond the Big House: African American Educators on Teacher Education" and recently released "Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Asking a Different Question," and "Critical Race Theory: A Scholar’s Journey." She is editor of 6 other books and author of more than 100 journal articles and book chapters. She is the former editor of the American Educational Research Journal and a member of several editorial boards. Her work has won numerous scholarly awards, including the H. I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship, Spencer Post-doctoral Fellowship, and the Palmer O. Johnson outstanding research award. She is the 2015 winner of the Social Justice in Education Award given by the American Educational Research Association. She was named the 2012 winner of the Brock International Prize in education.

During the 2003--2004 academic year she was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California. In fall 2004 she received the George and Louise Spindler Award from the Council on Anthropology and Education for significant and ongoing contributions to the field of educational anthropology. In spring 2005 she was elected to the National Academy of Education and the National Society for the Study of Education. In 2007, she was awarded the Hilldale Award, the highest faculty honor given to a professor at the University of Wisconsin for outstanding research, teaching, and service. She is a 2008 recipient of the state of Wisconsin’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Heritage Award and the Teachers College, Columbia University 2008 Distinguished Service Medal. In 2009 she was elected to Kappa Delta Pi International Education Honor Society’s Laureate Chapter—comprised of 60 living distinguished scholars. Former laureate members include notables such as Albert Einstein, John Dewey and Eleanor Roosevelt. Ladson-Billings was one of the NEA Foundation Fellows charged with providing advice on its “Achievement Gap Initiative.”

In 2014, she was a panelist on the White House’s African American Educational Excellence Initiative’s Essence Festival, “Smart Starts at Home” panel. In 2015 she received the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award from the Literacy Research Association. In 2016 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Benjamin Banneker Association of the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics. In Fall 2017 she received the John Nisbet Award from the British Educational Research Association at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England. In April 2018 she received the American Educational Research Association’s Distinguished Research Award and the Division B (Curriculum Studies) Lifetime Achievement Award.

Ladson-Billings has an active community life that includes serving on several community boards such as the Urban League of Greater Madison, the Madison Children’s Museum, the United Way of Dane County, and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Madison. She is a member of the Links, Inc. and a 50-year plus member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. At the 2017 Leadership Summit she was named the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. International Citizen of the Year. As an active member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Madison, WI she is the 2nd woman named to the 109 year old church’s Board of Deacons.

Speaking Topics
  • : "Staying on Mission: Race, Equity & Justice in the Midst of Polarizing Politics'

    Synopsis: How do we get our institutions to support a progressive agenda? Ensure that they live up to the standards of their own missions. This presentation speaks to the ways our quest for diversity, equity, inclusion, and injustice are consistent with most institutional goals

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The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children

The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children

Beyond The Big House: African American Educators On Teacher Education (Multicultural Education (Paper))

Beyond The Big House: African American Educators On Teacher Education (Multicultural Education (Paper))

Crossing Over to Canaan: The Journey of New Teachers in Diverse Classrooms

Crossing Over to Canaan: The Journey of New Teachers in Diverse Classrooms

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Former Kellner Family Professor of Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Gloria Ladson-Billings Biography

Gloria Ladson-Billings is Professor Emerita and former Kellner Family Distinguished Professor in Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction and was Faculty Affiliate in the Departments of Educational Policy Studies, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis and Afro American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the Immediate Past President of the National Academy of Education. She was the 2005--2006 president of the American Educational Research Association. In 2021 she was named a Corresponding Fellow the British Academy. She is a 2020-2021 Hagler Institute Fellow at Texas A&M University. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. She is the inaugural Distinguished Scholar in Race and Social Justice for the Rutgers Graduate School of Education. Ladson-Billings’ research examines the pedagogical practices of teachers who are successful with African American students. She also investigates Critical Race Theory applications to education.

Ladson-Billings is the author of the critically acclaimed books, "The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children," (currently in its 3rd edition), "Crossing over to Canaan: The Journey of New Teachers in Diverse Classrooms," and "Beyond the Big House: African American Educators on Teacher Education" and recently released "Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Asking a Different Question," and "Critical Race Theory: A Scholar’s Journey." She is editor of 6 other books and author of more than 100 journal articles and book chapters. She is the former editor of the American Educational Research Journal and a member of several editorial boards. Her work has won numerous scholarly awards, including the H. I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship, Spencer Post-doctoral Fellowship, and the Palmer O. Johnson outstanding research award. She is the 2015 winner of the Social Justice in Education Award given by the American Educational Research Association. She was named the 2012 winner of the Brock International Prize in education.

During the 2003--2004 academic year she was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California. In fall 2004 she received the George and Louise Spindler Award from the Council on Anthropology and Education for significant and ongoing contributions to the field of educational anthropology. In spring 2005 she was elected to the National Academy of Education and the National Society for the Study of Education. In 2007, she was awarded the Hilldale Award, the highest faculty honor given to a professor at the University of Wisconsin for outstanding research, teaching, and service. She is a 2008 recipient of the state of Wisconsin’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Heritage Award and the Teachers College, Columbia University 2008 Distinguished Service Medal. In 2009 she was elected to Kappa Delta Pi International Education Honor Society’s Laureate Chapter—comprised of 60 living distinguished scholars. Former laureate members include notables such as Albert Einstein, John Dewey and Eleanor Roosevelt. Ladson-Billings was one of the NEA Foundation Fellows charged with providing advice on its “Achievement Gap Initiative.”

In 2014, she was a panelist on the White House’s African American Educational Excellence Initiative’s Essence Festival, “Smart Starts at Home” panel. In 2015 she received the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award from the Literacy Research Association. In 2016 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Benjamin Banneker Association of the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics. In Fall 2017 she received the John Nisbet Award from the British Educational Research Association at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England. In April 2018 she received the American Educational Research Association’s Distinguished Research Award and the Division B (Curriculum Studies) Lifetime Achievement Award.

Ladson-Billings has an active community life that includes serving on several community boards such as the Urban League of Greater Madison, the Madison Children’s Museum, the United Way of Dane County, and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Madison. She is a member of the Links, Inc. and a 50-year plus member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. At the 2017 Leadership Summit she was named the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. International Citizen of the Year. As an active member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Madison, WI she is the 2nd woman named to the 109 year old church’s Board of Deacons.

Gloria Ladson-Billings Speaking Topics

  • : "Staying on Mission: Race, Equity & Justice in the Midst of Polarizing Politics'

    Synopsis: How do we get our institutions to support a progressive agenda? Ensure that they live up to the standards of their own missions. This presentation speaks to the ways our quest for diversity, equity, inclusion, and injustice are consistent with most institutional goals

Gloria Ladson-Billings Videos

  • Gloria Ladson-Billings, Ph.D. 9.25.18 - YouTube
    As economic and racial inequality continues to increase in cities across United States, the quality of public education is affected. Because ...
  • Gloria Ladson-Billings - Successful Teachers of African American ...
    Gloria Ladson-Billings (PhD Stanford '84) is the Chair of the Department of Curriculum & Instruction where she holds the Kellner Family ...
  • Social Justice in Education Award (2015) Lecture: Gloria J. Ladson ...
    2015 AERA Annual Meeting Social Justice in Education Award (2015) Lecture: Gloria J. Ladson-Billings, University of Wisconsin - Madison ...

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  • What are the speaker fees for Gloria Ladson-Billings

    Speaking fees for Gloria Ladson-Billings, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Gloria Ladson-Billings are under $10,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Gloria Ladson-Billings, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Gloria Ladson-Billings speak about?

  • Where does Gloria Ladson-Billings travel from?

    Gloria Ladson-Billings generally travels from Madison, WI, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Gloria Ladson-Billings’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Gloria Ladson-Billings for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Gloria Ladson-Billings for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Gloria Ladson-Billings or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Gloria Ladson-Billings is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as : "Staying on Mission: Race, Equity & Justice in the Midst of Polarizing Politics'. The estimated speaking fee range to book Gloria Ladson-Billings for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Gloria Ladson-Billings generally travels from Madison, WI, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dr. Sharroky Hollie, Keith L. Brown, Liz Dozier, Doug Lemov and Kandice Sumner. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Gloria Ladson-Billings for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Gloria Ladson-Billings Speaking Topics

  • : "Staying on Mission: Race, Equity & Justice in the Midst of Polarizing Politics'

    Synopsis: How do we get our institutions to support a progressive agenda? Ensure that they live up to the standards of their own missions. This presentation speaks to the ways our quest for diversity, equity, inclusion, and injustice are consistent with most institutional goals

Gloria Ladson-Billings Speaker Videos

  • Gloria Ladson-Billings, Ph.D. 9.25.18 - YouTube
    As economic and racial inequality continues to increase in cities across United States, the quality of public education is affected. Because ...
    Gloria Ladson-Billings - Successful Teachers of African American ...
    Gloria Ladson-Billings (PhD Stanford '84) is the Chair of the Department of Curriculum & Instruction where she holds the Kellner Family ...
  • Social Justice in Education Award (2015) Lecture: Gloria J. Ladson ...
    2015 AERA Annual Meeting Social Justice in Education Award (2015) Lecture: Gloria J. Ladson-Billings, University of Wisconsin - Madison ...
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