Community for Teaching and Learning: Guest Speaker

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (CT)
Event Type
Special Event

The St. Mary's University Community for Teaching and Learning presents

Moving Beyond the Content
Creating Inclusive Teaching and Learning Spaces or a Journey Toward Critical Consciousness

Featuring Guest Speaker Beth E. Bukoski, Ph.D.

Wednesday, Feb. 12
7 p.m.
University Center, Conference Room A

Weaving empirical findings from her recent qualitative scholarship and storytelling from her almost 20 years as an educator, Beth E. Bukoski, Ph.D., will discuss common challenges students from minoritized backgrounds experience in college (inclusive of students across the postsecondary pipeline). She will also provide advice and strategies for how to move from being a content-area expert to a critically conscious educator capable of fostering inclusive spaces for all students.

This event is free and open to the public. 

Lunch and Discussion

Faculty and staff who attend the guest speaker event are also invited to lunch and an informal chat with Bukoski on Thursday, Feb. 13, at noon in the University Center, Conference Room C.

About Beth E. Bukoski, Ph.D.

Beth E. Bukoski, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Practice and Program Co-Coordinator of the Program in Higher Education Leadership in the College of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Texas at Austin. She teaches utilizing liberatory pedagogies with an explicit focus on diversity, inclusion, critical consciousness and social justice issues. Her research attends to issues of social justice, inclusion and diversity with a focus on intersectional identity constructs such as gender, sexuality, race and class. She employs qualitative methodologies and feminist, critical and post-structural theories and analytic techniques.

Bukoski has published in journals such as the Journal of Hispanics in Higher Education, the Journal of Philosophy and Theory in Higher Education, Review of Higher Education, the Journal of African American Males in Education and the Community College Review. She serves as vice chair for the Council for the Advancement of Higher Education Programs, a council of the Association for the Study of Higher Education.

For more information, contact Sara Ronis, Ph.D., or Jason Shaw, Ph.D., at or  

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