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About Us

Dear Urban Education family,

As current and future leaders in urban education, each of us primarily serves as an advocate for historically underserved and marginalized communities. Self-assessment is the first step in self-advocacy. As a student member of the Curriculum Committee, I have spoken with several students in our program about their desires for improving and sustaining communication and mentorship. To move us forward in achieving these goals, it seemed that a social media space would be useful.

This group and accompanying website allow students, faculty, and staff of the program to post and access resources that support the professional development of Urban Education doctoral students. Members will find current university and program handbooks, resources for nurturing the advisee-advisor relationship, tips for scholarly reading and writing, and other useful links.

  • What kinds of academic and social supports do we need?
  • How can we further define and makes strides toward our respective career goals?
  • What do advisors expect of us?
  • What can we reasonably expect of them?

Let’s start a collaborative share space to discuss and post resources that address these common concerns. Below is a running list of people who have contributed original art, text, or links to the website. In particular, we acknowledge Joe Matunis and Christopher Guerra Morales who collaborated to produced the “Art for Social Change in the Ivory Tower” mural that is captured in our featured image. They produced the full mural during the Urban Education lectures series, and it is on display in the Urban Education and French program lounge, room 4202. Visit our program’s “Spotlights” page to learn more about the artists and the lecture series.

For more about admissions, contact information for program staff and faculty members, events, spotlights, and more, please see our official Urban Education program website.

In solidarity,

Kahdeidra Martin, Cohort 16


Contributors 2018

Kahdeidra Martin– website ideation, initial design, page texts, and photograph of featured image

Joe Matunis– artwork in featured mural image

Christopher Guerra Morales-artwork in featured mural image

Andrea Nicktee Juarez Mendoza– suggestion of the collaborative wikispace How to Prep for Grad School While Poor by Karra Shimabukuro.

Rachel Chapman– design and addition of Urban Education newsletter

Contributors 2018

Sara Vogel– design and addition of Urban Education newsletter and happenings page