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GDE2023 Welcome and Keynote

Back… yet never left.

It’s been three years since we’ve hosted the Globalization, Diversity, and Education (GDE) Conference. But while the pandemic halted our in-person conference, it didn’t dampen our resolve to reconvene once again, for the 17th time, and discuss and info-share the the most pressing educational issues of our time. We may have been apart, but our hearts, minds, and, indeed, our scholarship, was always focused on these vital things.

Paula Groves Price, who has been one of the main drivers of this conference’s success since the early days, will welcome us home to GDE 2023 and share the big ‘why’ of our time together.

We also have Michelle Jacob (Yakama Nation) to speak to us about “Kinship-in-action,” to help us deepen our awareness of spaces that we occupy, help us question the energy that we bring with us, and help us interrogate the language we employ.

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Michelle Jacob

Dr. Michelle M. Jacob (Yakama) loves imagining and working toward a future in which kindness, fierceness, and creativity saturate our lives and institutions in delicious and inviting ways. Dr. Jacob does this in her popular The Auntie Way Writing Retreats and Anahuy Mentoring professional development workshops, in which she draws from her Yakama cultural teachings to encourage and support attendees in developing clear visions that bring about radical and sustainable social justice.

Dr. Jacob is a member of the Yakama Nation and is Professor of Indigenous Studies and Co-Director of the Sapsik’wałá Program at the University of Oregon where she’s also Affiliated Faculty in Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies and in Environmental Studies.

Dr. Jacob has published eight books and numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Her research interests include: Indigenous methodologies, education, and Native feminisms.


Paula Groves Price

Paula Groves Price is Professor and Dean of the College of Education at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, the nation’s largest Historically Black University (HBCU). She is also the founding dean of the University of North Carolina System Laboratory School, Aggie Academy, a STEAM focused public elementary school for grades 3-5 in Greensboro, NC.

Dr. Groves Price is most recently a principal investigator in the $8.8 million NSF funded collaborative research project, “Examining Blackness in Postsecondary STEM Education through a Multidimensional-Multiplicative lens.”

She is past president of the American Educational Studies Association (AESA), and her scholarship is centered in Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Pedagogies, Educator and Leader Preparation, Critical Race Theory in Education, Critical STEM Education, and Qualitative Research Methodologies.

She has published dozens of articles and book chapters, and is the editor of the forthcoming Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Race and Education (Spring, 2024).

Dr. Groves Price earned a PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Social Foundations of Education, and BA’s from the University of California Berkeley in Social Welfare and Interdisciplinary Field Studies.

She served Washington State University as a faculty member for 19 years in the Department of Teaching and Learning, and was a founding faculty member of the Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education Phd Program. She was also the first African American woman to earn full professor status in education at Washington State University.

She has planned or attended every Globalization, Diversity, and Education Conference since its inception.