Denise Taliaferro Baszile
Dr. Taliaferro Baszile is former Interim Dean for the College of Education, Health, and Society, and currently, Associate Dean for Student Services and Diversity and professor of Curriculum and Cultural Studies in the College. She holds a Ph.D. from Louisiana State University. Her research focuses on understanding curriculum as racial/gendered text with an emphasis on disrupting traditional modes of knowledge production, validation and representation. Her scholarship draws on curriculum theory, critical race theory, and Black feminist theory and seeks a fuller understanding rather than a simply a legitimate understanding of the dynamic relationship between race, gender and curriculum broadly conceived. She is on the steering committee for the Education Deans for Justice and Equity, a nationwide alliance of education deans that advances equity and justice in education by speaking and acting collectively and in solidarity with communities regarding policies, reform proposals, and public debates.