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Graduate Commencement

Speakers

Commencement Speaker: Christine E. Sleeter

imageChristine E. Sleeter is professor emerita in the College of Professional Studies at California State University Monterey Bay, where she was a founding faculty member. Her research focuses on anti-racist multicultural education and teacher education.

Her recent books include Diversifying the Teacher Workforce (Routledge, 2014, with L. I. Neal and K. K. Kumashiro) and Power, Teaching and Teacher Education (Peter Lang, 2013). She has recently completed her first novel, White Bread. Dr. Sleeter has published over 100 articles in journals and edited books.

Recent awards for her work include the American Educational Research Association Social Justice in Education Award, the Chapman University Paulo Freire Education Project Social Justice Award, the American Educational Research Association Division K Legacy Award, and the American Educational Research Association Special Interest Group on Multicultural and Multiethnic Lifetime Achievement Award. 

She is a fellow of the American Educational Research Association, a past President of the National Association for Multicultural Education, and past Vice President of Division K (Teaching and Teacher Education) of the American Educational Research Association.

Formerly a high school learning disabilities teacher in Seattle, she she has been a visiting professor or lecturer at several universities, including University of Colorado Boulder, Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, San Francisco State University, University of Washington Seattle, Universidad Nacional de Education a Distancia in Madrid, Spain, and Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus in Oslo, Norway.

Student Speaker: Kimberly Crow, M.A. ’15

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Kimberly Crow MA ’15 has been named the 2015 student commencement speaker. Crow is a student in the Professional Mental Health Counseling—Addictions program.

 She graduated from Willamette University in 2004 with a B.A. in Theatre. Before coming to Lewis & Clark she had varied experience in both the public and private sector, working for nonprofits, multinational corporations, and local small business. Her passion for helping others is equaled by her passion for creative expression—Crow has worked for years as a freelance dramaturge at theaters in Washington, D.C. and around Portland.

Crow grew up in San Jose, California and left for Salem, Oregon in 2000. She has now lived in Portland for almost 10 years. In her free time she enjoys reading books, metalsmithing, writing, traveling, and spending time with her cat, Buster.

Read a Q&A with her here.