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Traci Dennis Professorial Lecturer School of Education

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(202) 885-8964
SOE - School of Education
Spring Valley Building - 477
Ed.D, Drexel University - Educational Leadership and Management

MA, American University - Journalism and Public Affairs

BA, Syracuse University - English

Dr. Traci Dennis joined the American University School of Education as a full-time term faculty member in 2016. In her current role she teaches undergraduate and graduate students in varied courses. Dr. Dennis has a strong record of teaching and leadership experience in PK-12 underfunded schools. As a scholar of anti-Black racism and antiracist teaching, her teaching and scholarship supports the development of teacher candidates’ antiracist knowledge and helps them translate antiracist theories into practice in PK-12 schools, classrooms and curriculum. Dr. Dennis is the principal investigator for a grant awarded by the Gates Foundation to support antiracist teacher preparation. Dr. Dennis presents her work at local, national and international conferences and has had articles published in The Journal of Negro Education and The Journal of Education and Social Justice.
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Fall 2021

  • EDU-205 Schools and Society

  • EDU-205 Schools and Society

  • EDU-488 Meth, Matrl, Mgmt in Sec Ed I

Spring 2022

  • EDU-280 Social Justice & Urban Educ

  • EDU-496 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring: Intro to Anti-Racist Pedagogy