Frontier Center for Urban Education

Annual Lecture

Culturally Responsive Gifted Education and Educators: Models, Resources, and Strategies to Recruit and Retain Under-Represented Students of Color
Donna Y. Ford, Ph.D.

Friday, April 12, 2019
Doors open at 4, lecture 4:30 to 6:00pm, book signing 6:00-6:30pm
Room A14 in the Arts Center
Free and open to the public

"Donna Y. Ford, Ph.D., is Professor of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University. She teaches in the Department of Special Education and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Teaching and Learning. Dr. Ford has been a Professor of Special Education at the Ohio State University, an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Virginia, and a researcher with the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented. She also taught at the University of Kentucky.
Professor Ford earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Urban Education (educational psychology) (1991), Masters of Education degree (counseling) (1988), and Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and Spanish (1984) from Cleveland State University.
Professor Ford conducts research primarily in gifted education and multicultural/urban education. Specifically, her work focuses on: (1) recruiting and retaining culturally different students in gifted education; (2) multicultural and urban education; (3) achievement gaps; (4) minority student achievement and underachievement; and (5) family involvement. She consults with school districts, educational, and legal organizations in the areas of gifted education, Advanced Placement, and multicultural/urban education. Professor Ford's courses focus on these topics.
She is the author/co-author of several books, including Recruiting and Retaining Culturally Different Students in Gifted Education (2013), Reversing Underachievement Among Gifted Black Students (1996, 2010) Multicultural Gifted Education (1999, 2011), In Search of the Dream: Designing Schools and Classrooms that Work for High Potential Students from Diverse Cultural backgrounds (2004), Diverse learners with exceptionalities: Culturally responsive teaching in the inclusive classroom (2008), and Teaching Culturally Diverse Gifted Students(2005). Several other books are in progress"

Books Available for Purchase at the Lecture:

Recruiting and Retaining Culturally Different Students in Gifted Education (2013) Prufrock Press ISBN 978-1-61821-049-4

Multicultural Gifted Education (2011) Prufrock Press ISBN 1593636997