Seena Skelton will close the Porter Chair Lecture series

Seena Skelton will be speaking at Eastern Michigan University’s Student Center on March 26. Skelton will be speaking on the topic of “Institutionalizing Cultural Knowledge: A Process for Engaging in Critical Reflection on Policy.”

Skelton works for the regional Equity Assistance Center located at Indiana University. The EAC provides technical assistance and professional development resources related to equity, civil rights and systemic school reform to public school systems over a six-state region.

Skelton was an adjunct professor at Northern Kentucky University, University of Cincinnati, and College of Mount Saint Joseph. She has co-authored book chapters on implementing systemic change for improved student outcomes and regularly presents at numerous local, state and national conferences related to promoting the achievement of diverse students.

“We chose Dr. Skelton because she and the Great Lakes Equity Center are nationally recognized, and her personal and professional experiences have given exceptional preparation to understanding the work required to address equity,” said Theresa Saunders, assistant professor in leadership and counseling at EMU and chair for the Porter Chair Speaker Series.

Skelton is the final Porter Chair Lecture Speaker in the 2014-2015 John W. Porter Distinguished Chair in Urban Education Speaker Series. The lecture will start at 9 a.m. on March 26 in room 310B.

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