University of Alabama’s Dr. Loder-Jackson to speak during COE Dean’s Lecture Series

The Augusta University College of Education (COE) will host a conversation with Dr. Tondra Loder-Jackson, director of the Center for Urban Education at the University of Alabama – Birmingham, on March 16 at 6 p.m. in the Jaguar Student Activities Center Ballroom.

Presenting on behalf of the COE Dean’s Lecture Series, Loder-Jackson will discuss the role of teachers during the Civil Rights Movement.

A Birmingham native since 1974, Loder-Jackson graduated from Birmingham City Schools before attending Birmingham-Southern College for her bachelor’s degree. She completed her doctorate at Northwestern University and a post-doctoral fellowship in urban education at the University of Pennsylvania. Loder-Jackson has published extensively on issues related to urban education, Birmingham’s civil rights and educational history and has served in both leadership and service roles for a number of professional and civic organizations.

A panel discussion is set to follow Loder-Jackson’s talk, featuring:

  • Christine Miller-Betts, executive director of the Lucy Craft Laney Museum
  • Dr. Judy Carter, former chair of teacher education at Augusta University and Fort Valley State University
  • Dr. Mallory Millender, Paine College historian

Contact Stacey Hudson at 706-667-4076 or smcgowenhudson@augusta.edu for more information.

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