OCCRL Twitter Chat Series: #BlackGirlExcellence in K-12, Community College, and University Settings

by System / Apr 18, 2016

Join moderators Venus, Terah, Asia, and Eboni to engage in a conversation regarding the education of Black Girls within K12, community college, and university settings. During this Twitter Live Chat, they will discuss how Black Girls across age groups are supported or thwarted as intellectuals throughout the educational pipeline.

Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST

Use #BlackGirlExcellence to participate.

Follow us on Twitter: @OCCRL

Meet the moderators:


Terah Venzant Chambers is an Associate Professor of K–12 Educational Administration at Michigan State University. Her research interests include post-Brown K–12 education policy and urban education leadership. Specifically, she is interested in the ways within-school segregative policies influence African American students’ academic achievement and school engagement, as well as the price of school success for high-achieving students of color (racial opportunity cost). She has published in journals such as the Journal of Negro Education, Educational Studies, Race Ethnicity and Education, Teachers College Record and the Journal of School Leadership. She has served as an associate editor for Educational Administration Quarterly and the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education and received Outstanding Reviewer of the Year awards from the Journal of School Leadership (2010), Urban Education (2013), and the Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership (2015). She serves on the UCEA Executive Committee and is also the current AERA Division A Secretary. She held a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation fellowship in 2002–2003 with placements in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education.


Associate Professor of Education at Illinois State University in the Department of Educational Administration and Foundations. Dr. Evans-Winters is also faculty affiliate with the departments of Women & Gender Studies and Ethnic Studies. Her research interests are school resilience, the schooling of Black women and girls across the life span and African Diaspora, critical race theory, and feminism(s). Dr. Evans-Winters teaches in the areas of educational policy, qualitative research, and the social foundations of education. She is the author of “Teaching Black Girls: Resilience in Urban Classrooms, and co-editor of the books “(Re)Teaching Trayvon: Education for Social Justice & Human Freedom;” and “Black Feminism in Education: Black Women Speak Back, Up, and Out.” She is the author of several academic articles and book chapters. In her spare time, she loves to discuss critical topics in social media.


Asia N. Fuller Hamilton is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership in the division of Educational Administration and Leadership. Asia has 15 years of public school teaching and administrative experience. Her research focus involves understanding and improving the cultural competencies of school leaders, with an emphasis on understanding practices school leaders employ to generate equitable outcomes for students. Asia is particularly interested in the intersectionality of Black girls in schools and equity-based leadership support.


Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher is a Professor of Higher Education/Community College Leadership in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She also serves as the Director of the Office of Community College Research and Leadership. Her teaching, research, and consulting activities largely include women in leadership, psychosocial adjustment and transition of marginalized collegians, transfer, access policies, student development and services at community colleges. Her research has been published in various journals and scholarly texts. Dr. Zamani-Gallaher has authored/edited seven books. Her titles include African American Females: Addressing Challenges and Nurturing the Future (Michigan State University Press), Working with Student in Community Colleges: Contemporary Strategies for Bridging Theory, Research, and Practice (ACPA/Stylus Publishing), ASHE Reader Series on Community Colleges, Fourth Edition (Pearson Publications), and The Obama Administration and Educational Reform (Emerald Group Publishing). Dr. Zamani-Gallaher is a Past-President of the Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC) and is Director of Research and Scholarship for the American Association of Personnel Administrators (ACPA).