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Washington State University
College of Education

Keynote Speaker 2020

Paula Groves Price
Title of the presentation:

Reflections and Reverberations of 16 years of the Globalization, Diversity, and Education Conference

About Paula Groves Price

Dr. Paula Groves Price is the Associate Dean for Diversity and International Engagement and Professor of Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education at Washington State University. Dr. Groves Price has published dozens of articles and book chapters and is the editor of The Western Journal of Black Studies and the forthcoming Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Race and Education. She is also a section editor for the Second International Handbook of Urban Education (2017) and the Handbook of Research in Social Foundations of Education (2011). She is currently the principal investigator for a $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant entitled “Culturally Responsive Indigenous Science: Connecting land, language, and culture.”

Her research areas include, African American and Indigenous education, Hip Hop Pedagogy, Black Feminist Epistemology, Critical Pedagogy, and Critical STEM education. Dr. Groves Price teaches undergraduate culturally responsive pedagogy courses for pre-service teachers as well as graduate level courses in the areas of Critical Ethnography, Critical Race Theory, Qualitative Research Methods, and Critical Multicultural Education. She is a mother of two children, Sachiko (12) and Camden (7), and they serve as her inspiration for engaging in critical work with teachers, students, and researchers. She is a proud first generation college student, receiving her BA’s from the University of California Berkeley in Social Welfare and Interdisciplinary Field Studies and a PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Social Foundations of Education. Dr. Groves Price is a founding faculty member of the Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education Program, and has assisted with the planning of the Globalization, Diversity, and Education Conference for the past 16 years.