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Dr. Jewell E. Cooper is an Associate Professor in the Teacher Education and Higher Education Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her research focuses on equity education as it relates to community-based learning, culturally relevant/responsive pedagogy, and teacher development.

Dr. Ye He is an Associate Professor in the Teacher Education and Higher Education Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her research focuses on the promotion of strength-based, community-engaged culturally responsive practices in education.

Barbara Levin has been a Professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) since 1993. She was an elementary school teacher for 17 years before earning her Ph.D. at the University of California-Berkeley. Dr. Levin served as the Director of the Teachers Academy at UNCG, assistant department chair, and director of graduate studies. She was awarded the first Mentoring-Advising-Supervising (MAS) Award in the School of Education at UNCG. Dr. Levin also served as an Associate Editor for Teacher Education Quarterly for 8 years, and was co-PI on a 5-year, $1.4 million National Professional Development grant from the Dept. of Education called TESOL for ALL. Her research interests include: understanding how teachers’ pedagogical beliefs develop across their careers; case-based teaching; problem-based learning (PBL); universal design for learning (UDL); and leading, teaching, and learning with technology. Dr. Levin has published eight books and over 40 articles in well-respected research journals.

Cooper, He, and Levin are the authors of Developing Critical Cultural Competence: A Guide for 21st Century Educators.