October 2, 2017

Members of the Public are Invited

Hackettstown, N.J., October 2, 2017 – Centenary University’s Gates-Ferry Distinguished Visiting Lecturer, Dr. Tyrone Howard, will conduct a presentation at 7 p.m. on October 17, 2017, at the Sitnik Theatre in the David and Carol Lackland Center. He will address the audience with the following presentation: “Why Race, Culture & Trauma Matters in Schools.” This event is free and open to the public. The presentation is made possible by the Kappa Delta Epsilon Honor Fraternity (KDE) and the Education and Mathematics Department.

There will be a book signing and reception for attendees following the presentation in the President’s Circle Room. The reception is sponsored by Centenary University’s Alumni Association Executive Board (AAEB).

Dr. Tyrone C. Howard is a professor in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies’ at UCLA, as well as the Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. His research examines culture, race, teaching, and learning. Dr. Howard has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports. He has published several best-selling books, among them, Why Race & Culture Matters in Schools and Black Male(d): Peril and Promise in the Education of African American Males. His most recent book, Expanding College Access for Urban Youth (Teachers College Press, 2016) documents ways schools and colleges can create higher education opportunities for youth of color. Dr. Howard is an AERA fellow and was listed by Education Week as one of the 50 most influential scholars in the nation informing educational policy, practice, and reform.

“I am beyond excited that Dr. Howard will serve as our Fall Gates-Ferry Visiting Distinguished Lecturer and will speak on such a prominent topic to educators, students and parents alike,” says Rebecca Clinebell, Kappa Delta Epsilon President at Centenary University who will be introducing Dr. Howard. “As pre-service educators studying at Centenary, we are looking forward to learning from such an accomplished professional about how educators can effectively incorporate race and culture into the classroom to enhance the learning environment and promote student diversity.”

For more information, please call (908) 852-1400, ext. 2285 or e-mail mccoyl@centenaryuniversity.edu.


The Gates-Ferry Distinguished Visiting Lectureship at Centenary University recognizes the dedication to the College of Joseph R. Ferry, Trustee from 1948 to 1976 and treasurer of the Board of Trustees for 20 years. It was established to set high standards and goals for students and faculty alike, and to enrich the quality of life on the Centenary campus.


Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary University’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world.

Centenary University’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County). The Centenary University School of Professional Studies offers degree programs in two locations: Parsippany and Edison, as well as online and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey.


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