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Chezare Warren Receives Early Career Award

Assistant Professor Chezare Warren, who joined the MSU faculty in fall 2014, will receive the Early Career Award. This award recognizes an individual where a significant amount of research is rooted in teachers, teaching and teacher education. Their inquiries should elevate the field in addressing a needed area, filling a gap in current knowledge or raising questions about existing knowledge.

Warren’s studies primarily focus on urban teacher preparation, culturally responsive teaching and critical race theory. His recent book, “Urban Preparation: Young Black Men Moving from Chicago’s South Side to Success in Higher Education” (Harvard Education Press, 2017), touches on many of these topics. In addition, “Urban Preparation” was recently recognized with the Outstanding Book Award from the Society of Professors of Education. The organization addresses issues facing discipline and vocation of education. Warren’s book—which will be available for purchase and a book signing on April 15 at 3:00 p.m. at AERA—was honored on April 14.

The AERA awards are well-deserved, according to Kathy Schultz, vice president of Division K and dean at the University of Colorado-Boulder’s School of Education. In a congratulatory letter for Warren’s Early Career Award, she wrote: “This is such an apt honor for a scholar who is doing such important and consequential work in teaching and teacher education.”

Associate Professor Higinio Dominguez received the Early Career Award from Division K in 2016, celebrating his work on challenging systems of privilege and oppression in today’s math classrooms.

Both Petchauer and Warren will be recognized on Monday, April 16 during the conference in New York City.

  • Via College of Education News

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