diversity and inclusion
Jan. 14, 2019—Vanderbilt professor Ebony O. McGee studied the collegiate experiences and academic and career decisions of 61 Black, Latinx and Asian advanced undergraduate STEM college students.
Dec. 6, 2018—Pressing social issues of the day will be the focus of upcoming installments of the Dean’s Diversity Lecture Series at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development.
Nov. 29, 2018—A Vanderbilt study finds that teachers of color are more likely to transfer schools than White teachers, especially when they are racially isolated.
Sep. 21, 2018—H. Richard Milner IV, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Teaching and Learning, has been tapped by the American Educational Research Association to deliver the 2018 Brown Lecture in Education Research.
Apr. 2, 2018—Through efforts like the Nashville Longitudinal Study of Youth Safety and Wellbeing and new school discipline practices built around conflict resolution and restorative justice, Nashville's public schools, community organizations, and scholars at Peabody College are working collaboratively to reduce school suspensions and create safe and supportive learning environments.
Mar. 8, 2018—Courage and determination runs through the veins of two-time Paralympian and Vanderbilt professor Anjali Forber-Pratt. She lives by the motto “dream, drive, do.” Now she’s using her drive to succeed in research, advocacy and mentoring dedicated to disability rights. Forber-Pratt, assistant professor of human and organizational development at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development, earned two...
Feb. 19, 2018—With support from the National Science Foundation, Vanderbilt University students and faculty are helping preserve an important part of Nashville’s black musical history, the Jefferson Street corridor.
Oct. 23, 2017—High-achieving undergraduates of color pursuing lucrative careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) have their sights set on social justice, not just a big paycheck, according to a new Vanderbilt study.
Nov. 1, 2016—Peabody College has launched an initiative designed to help early-career faculty thrive in all aspects of campus life and to guide them toward promotion and tenure. The R.A.C.E. (Research, Advocacy, Collaboration, Empowering) Mentoring project targets new and junior faculty members, and it is particularly useful for faculty of color. Peabody welcomed 14 new faculty this fall, 80 percent of whom are women and minorities.
Aug. 31, 2016—High-achieving black students are half as likely as their white peers to be assigned to gifted education. Their teachers’ race may explain why.
Aug. 29, 2016—Could an emphasis on mental toughness be harming the psychological and physical health of black students?
Nov. 25, 2013—A new approach to teaching pre-kindergarten could take a bite out of the achievement gap and level the playing field for America’s growing population of English language learners, according to a published study by researchers at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development.