University of Georgia Scholar Honored by the American Educational Studies Association

Cynthia B. Dillard, the Mary Frances Early Professor of Teacher Education in the department of educational theory and practice of the College of Education at the University of Georgia, was recently awarded the 2019 Taylor & Francis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Foundations of Education from the American Educational Studies Association.

The association is comprised of college and university professors who teach and research in the field of education and focus within liberal arts disciplines such as history, politics, and sociology. Dr. Dillard was honored at the association’s annual conference in Baltimore earlier this month.

Dr. Dilalrd is the author of On Spiritual Strivings: Transforming an African American Woman’s Academic Life (State University of New York Press, 2006) and the co-editor of Engaging Culture, Race and Spirituality: New Visions (Peter Lang International Academic Publishers, 2013).

Professor Dillard is a graduate of Central Washington University, where she majored in marketing education. She holds a master’s degree in vocational education and a Ph.D. in multicultural education and educational leadership from Washington State University.


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