Founded in 1887, Teachers College, Columbia University, is the first and largest graduate school of education in the United States and is perennially ranked among the nation’s best. Through its three main areas of expertise - education, health and psychology - the College is committed to disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, the preparation of dedicated public service professionals, engagement with local, national and global communities, and informing public policy to create a smarter, healthier, and more equitable and peaceful world. TC today has more than 5,000 students, more than 20 percent of whom come from outside the US, representing 84 different countries. Among students who are U.S. citizens, 45 percent identify as non-Caucasian. There are 171 full-time faculty members at the College. TC’s funded research expenditures in 2015-2016 totaled more than $60 million.
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Detra Price-Dennis is an Assistant Professor in Elementary Inclusive Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. As a teacher educator, Price-Dennis focuses her work on transformative literacy pedagogies that seek to create and sustain equitable learning environments for all students. She is interested in the sociopolitical and sociocultural aspects of literacy learning and engagement among middle school students, as well as teacher preparation. Her research interests also include critical perspectives on children’s and young adult literature. Most recently, Price-Dennis received the American Educational Research Association’s Division K Early Career Award for her research record and contribution to the field of teaching and teacher education.