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MAHWAH – Edmund W. Gordon, a Schomburg Scholar, will present a lecture and two fireside chats at Ramapo College in April.  The theme of his lecture, as well as the fireside chats, is “Human Diversity and Pedagogy: A Vision for the 21st Century.”  The presentations are free and open to the public.

Edmund W. Gordon is the John M. Musser Professor of Psychology, Emeritus at Yale University; the Richard March Hoe Professor, Emeritus of Psychology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University; and director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education at Teachers College.  He also is the Senior Scholar in Residence at the College Board.

Gordon’s distinguished career spans professional practice, scholarly life as a minister, clinical and counseling psychologist, research scientist, author, editor and professor.  He has held appointments at several of the nation’s leading universities including Howard, Yeshiva, Columbia, City University of New York and Yale.

The professor has been recognized as a preeminent member of his discipline.  He is an elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association, American Society of Psychological Science, the American Association for Orthopsychiatry and Fellow and Life Member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Among his most recent honors is the “Edmund W. Gordon Chair for Policy Evaluation and Research” created by the Educational Testing Service to recognize his lasting contributions to developments in education including Head Start, compensatory education, school desegregation and supplementary education.  In 2005 Columbia University named its campus in Harlem, New York the Edmund W. Gordon Campus of Teachers College, Columbia University.  He is the author of more than 200 articles and 18 books.

The lecture, “21st Century Issues in Diversity and Equity” will be presented Tuesday, April 7 at 5 p.m. in the York Room in the Birch Mansion on the campus of Ramapo College.   Two fireside chats will be held Monday, April 6 and Wednesday, April 8 from noon to 1:30 p.m.  The Monday chat will be in Room Laurel 006 in the Laurel residence hall and the Wednesday one in Room SC-137 in the Robert A. Scott Student Center.

For additional information, please contact Carol Bonilla Bowman, cbowman@ramapo.edu.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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