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Diversity Committee

Who We Are

The Loyola University of Chicago School of Education embraces the diversity of our school community and that of the city of Chicago, the nation, and the world. The Diversity Committee is charged with encouraging and supporting diversity in all areas of the School of Education including:

This committee is comprised of at least three full-time faculty members, one staff member, one graduate student, and one undergraduate student.


Committee Members
Chair, Faculty,
Higher Education
OiYan Poon
Curriculum & Instruction
Marlon James
Curriculum & Instruction
Sabina Neugebauer
Senior Academic Advisor
Robbie Jones
Enrollment Advisor
Mariana Sanabria
Michael Bumbry
Lisa Davidson
TJ Jourian
Associate Dean,
Ex-Officio Member
Anita Thomas


Events & Meeting Dates   

Date & TimeEventSubject Location
April 10, 2014
noon-2:00 p.m.
Book Club Meeting Troubling Education: Queer Activism and Anti Oppressive Pedagogy by Kevin Kumashiro Preview
WTC: Lewis Towers Room 1030
April 11, 2014
3:30-5:30 p.m.
Student feedback on how School of Education can better recruit and retain a diverse student body.  RSVP WTC: Corboy Law Ctr, Room 212 OR
LSC: Quinlan Life Sciences Building, Room 203

Regular committee meetings are open.

Please e-mail OiYan Poon (opoon@luc.edu) regarding future Diversity Committee events or Committee meetings. 

Past Events

Other Resources

Book Preview

This is a summary from a student who read the book during the Fall 2013 semester:

Kumashiro discusses two theories for being an activist that he calls "education that is critical of privileging and othering" and "education that changes students and society." I think these two frameworks are important in being a social justice educator. As a teacher, I have a duty to be critical of various forms of power and privilege while providing my students with the necessary tools for success. Kumashiro states three important concepts from these theories.

  1. I have a task to manifest in my students consciousness and empowerment to know, understand, and critique personal actions that lead to social transformation (p. 48).
  2. I have a task to not only teach students about oppression, but to encourage them the to change it (p. 47).
  3. I have a task to produce a discourse in students that challenge hegemony (p. 50).

What I appreciated from Kumashiro is the fact that he provides us with some concrete examples of how to be leaders for social justice, especially in an educational setting. Throughout the course, we've been talking about what and how this looks in a more practical sense and Kumashiro helps us understand this through his own experiences and an educator.

We look forward to a dynamic and engaged conversation!


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