Event Description: The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy proudly hosts its second Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration on January 16, 2015 from 3:30pm - 4:15 in the gym, to honor the ideals of Dr. King: freedom, justice, equality, and world peace.IMSA’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration - Proudly sponsored by Chase. I hope to see you there. - Adrienne
Keynote speaker: Dr. TyRon Douglas
Dr. Ty-Ron Douglas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Missouri. Drawing on his international background, Dr. Douglas’ research explores the intersections between identity, community space, and the social and cultural foundations of leadership and education. Specifically, his research interests include Black Masculinity/Black Family/African Diaspora Studies, Critical Spirituality, and Community-based Pedagogical Spaces.
He earned a Ph.D. in Educational Studies/Curriculum and Teaching with a concentration in Cultural Studies and a Post-Master’s Certificate in School Administration at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a M.A. from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, a B.A. from Oakwood University, and an A.S. from Bermuda College.
Dr. Douglas serves on the Executive Council of the American Educational Studies Association (AESA) and is an affiliate faculty member of the Black Studies program at MU. He was the 2013-14 UNCG School of Education Early Career Alumni Award Recipient and also the AERA Division A, Section 4 Program Chair for 2014. His most recent publications have appeared in outlets such as Educational Studies, The Urban Review, and The Handbook of Research on Educational Leadership for Diversity and Equity.
Adrienne Coleman, Ed.D.
Multicultural Education Specialist