Center for Faculty Innovation

Poverty, Resource Inequality, and Engaged Scholarship (Roundtable)

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Location:  Student Success Center room 1075; a light lunch will be provided.

Registration has filled for this event.  Please consider attending one of the following events instead.

  • Facing poverty in the Valley: A dialogue with the community and Kozol, Mon, 26 Sep 2016 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Room 256, Madison Union, or
  • Community keynote address by Jonathan Kozol, Mon, 26 Sep 2016 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM, Memorial Hall Auditorium.

Jonathan Kozol, nationally and internationally acclaimed author who has worked with the poorest and most vulnerable children in the United States for fifty years, will discuss his life work and how that has impacted the schools and communities where he did his research.  Fire in the Ashes, Rachel and Her Children, Savage Inequalities, and Shame of a Nation are among his many books that examine issues of equity, diversity, education, and moral responsibility.  Jonathan will reflect on the intentions behind why he does the kind of work he does and how his engaged scholarship has impacted and changed the schools and communities where he placed his spotlight. Participants will explore how engaged scholarship can make real world differences in terms of resource allocation, professional practice, and public policy.   JMU faculty interested in having a deep conversation about poverty, resource inequality, and community change should attend.  

Faculty participants will make progress toward these scholarship outcomes: 

  • Appreciating the diverse forms, purposes, and communication modes of scholarship in higher education.

Facilitator:  Jonathan Kozol, Independent Scholar.

Sponsor:  College of Education.

If you require non-dietary accommodations to participate in this program, please email the CFI at or call (568-4846) immediately to convey your needs.  We will work with the HR department to provide you with reasonable accommodations, if time permits.

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