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Marvin Lynn Joins #AACTE19 Opening Keynote

AACTE is pleased to announce a second participant in the 71st Annual Meeting Opening Keynote. Marvin Lynn of the Graduate School of Education at Portland State University (PSU) will join Marilyn Cochran-Smith of the Lynch School of Education at Boston College for the general session, Friday, February 22, 2019. Lynn brings his extensive experience in teacher education to this thought-provoking discussion on accreditation, assessment, and other facets of teacher education accountability.

Lynn is the dean of the Graduate School of Education at PSU. He is an internationally recognized expert on race and education and the lead editor of the Handbook of Critical Race Theory in Education. He serves as an editorial board member of several journals, and has published more than two dozen research articles and book chapters. At PSU, Lynn works closely with an outstanding and diverse faculty and staff to advance the national profile of high quality academic programs while further building and strengthening relationships with local schools.

He earned his Ph.D. in social sciences and education with a concentration in race and ethnic studies in education from the University of California at Los Angeles, an M.A. in curriculum and teaching with an emphasis on urban education from Teachers College at Columbia University, and a B.S. degree in Elementary Education with concentrations in music and language arts from DePaul University in Chicago.

Prior to coming to PSU, Lynn served as dean of the School of Education at Indiana University South Bend from 2013-2017. Prior to that, he served as associate dean for Teacher Education at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, associate professor of curriculum and instruction, affiliate faculty member in African American studies and director of graduate and undergraduate elementary teacher preparation programs at the University of Illinois at Chicago; and assistant and associate professor of minority and urban education—a graduate program he founded and coordinated at the University of Maryland in College Park. He also worked for several years as an elementary and middle school teacher in Chicago and New York City.

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Jerrica Thurman

Director of Marketing & Communications, AACTE