Denise Taliaferro Baszile, Ph.D.
Taliaferro Baszile is the Dean of the College of Education at Wayne State University. 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.