Gloria Ladson-Billings

Gloria Ladson-Billings is the Kellner Family Professor of Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a member of the National Academy of Education, and the 2005 president of the American Educational Research Association.

Ladson-Billings' research examines the pedagogical practices of teachers who are successful with African American students. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children, and Crossing Over to Canaan: The Journey of New Teachers in Diverse Classrooms, as well as many journal articles and book chapters. She is a Past President of the American Educational Research Association and the 2004 recipient of the George and Louise Spindler Award for ongoing contributions in educational anthropology.

Gloria's publications include Crossing Over to Canaan: The Journey of New Teachers in Diverse Classrooms and The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children.