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2017 Thomas H. Wright Lecture: When All Else Fails, We Must Protect Childh...

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Sarah Lawrence College

Reisinger Auditorium

1 Mead Way

Bronxville, NY 10708

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Denisha Jones, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Trinity Washington University in Washington, DC. She received her Ph.D. from Indiana University and, as a former early childhood teacher and preschool director, has spent her career as an advocate for teachers and has been active in keeping corporations outside of public education. She is a founding board member for the Badass Teachers Association, Inc. She is also a board member of United Opt Out National and is a member of the Advisory Board of Defending the Early Years. Her research interests include the de-professionalization of teaching, improving assessment and evaluation of early childhood teachers, culturally relevant teaching, and youth civic engagement. She is the recipient of the 2015 Bammy Award for College Professor of the Year from the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences. She has drafted an appendix on special education litigation and has provided legal research to the Schoolhouse-to-Jailhouse team of the Advancement Project. She is currently a Juris Doctor Candidate at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law.

The Thomas H. Wright Lecture, inaugurated in 1995, honors Thomas H. Wright's dedication to Sarah Lawrence and his long service on the Board of Trustees. An endowment, established by the Leon Lowenstein Foundation, funds the lecture.

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