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Emerging Scholars Consider the Impact of Academic Censorship at #AACTE23 Saturday Keynote Session

There is a growing trend by state lawmakers to propose and, in some cases, pass legislation that censors and penalizes K-12 and higher education teachers and faculty members, as well as educational leaders in both sectors. It is vital for the educator preparation community to support intellectual freedom as a core component of a democratic society and oppose the censorship of content and knowledge that would disallow educators to promote empathy and engage students in positive inquiry into social issues.

Given AACTE’s unique role in bridging K-12 and higher education,  our future leaders — scholars and practitioners in colleges of education and school districts — have been invited to explore, from their perspective and experience, the impact of this burgeoning state and national movement on who they are as educators and what they see as the effect on our profession.

Join the Revolutionizing the Future: Emerging Scholars Consider the Impact of Academic Censorship keynote session, Saturday, February 25,  3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m

Featured Panelists include:

Ashley White, University of Wisconsin-Madison (assistant professor, author of AACTE’s The State of Education Censorship in Institutions of Higher Ed and Implications for the Field)

Amanda Wilkerson, University of Central Florida (assistant professor, co-editor of From Student to Scholar: Mentoring Underrepresented Scholars in the Academy, Holmes Scholar alumna)

Lennon Audrain, Arizona State University (teacher, Mesa School District and board president of the National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs)

Jocelyn Dumaresq, Rutgers University (Principal, Malcom E. Nettingham Middle School, Scotch Plains-Fanwood Public Schools, New Jersey)


Marvin Lynn is  professor and dean in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver. Over the past decade, he has also served as dean at Indiana University South Bend and Portland State University. He has actively served on a number of local, state, and national boards including the Tigard-Tualatin School District in Oregon where he was an elected school board member, the Board of the Carnegie Project for the Education Doctorate and AACTE’s Board of Directors where he also serves as secretary to the Board.

To read panelists’ full bios, visit aacte.org.