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Cleveland Hayes, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
Indiana University Indianapolis
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Cleveland Hayes, Ph.D., is associate dean of academic affairs and professor of education foundations in the Urban Teacher Education Department in the School of Education at IUPUI. He is also newly elected as Division G (Social Context of Education) Vice President of the American Educational Research Association. Hayes' research interests include the use of critical race theory in education; historical and contemporary issues in Black education, including the school-to-prison pipeline; teaching and learning in the Latino community; Whiteness theory; and the intersections of sexuality and race. Most recently, his research has focused on male teachers of color in general, and Latino teachers in particular. “The Art of Portraiture: An Urban School Art Teacher’s Use of Art as Critical Resistance” and “The Salience of Black Mentors on the Teaching Praxis of Latino Male Teachers” are two of his research articles highlighting that work. His works have been published in Urban Review, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, and Race Ethnicity and Education. In addition, he is co-editor of several books: "Unhooking From Whiteness: The Key to Dismantling Racism in the United States"; "Unhooking From Whiteness: Resisting the Esprit de Corps"; and "Unhooking From Whiteness: It's a Process," and co-author of "Through the Fire: Teacher Candidates Share Their Journeys in Narrative."

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