Author Archives: Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig

Great news!: UK Makes “Best Employers for Diversity” Top 100 national list

Just read this news! Wonderful recognition— but we have much more work to do! Here’s the official announcement, LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 24, 2020) — The University of Kentucky was recently recognized for diversity and inclusion on the Forbes list of “Best Employers for Diversity” in 2020. The annual ranking recognizes companies across two dozen industries nationally that demonstrate a strong commitment to inclusive workplace

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Upcoming Symposium Examines Toll of Mass Incarceration

A two-day symposium at the University of Kentucky will connect academic and community voices on issues surrounding mass incarceration. Organized by the UK College of Education, Punishing Trauma will examine the impact and consequences of punishment and surveillance on children, families, and communities. “Punishing Trauma looks at the systemic effects of racial disciplinary practices, public policy gaps, the criminal justice

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Wanted: Chapters About No Excuses Charters

Much has been written about “No Excuses” charter schools and their deleterious impacts on student of color (See for example Colonizing the Black Natives). Amber Kim is leading a groundbreaking new book project entitled,  Inexcusable: Contemporary Counter-Narratives that Expose the “New Face” of No Excuses Schools. You may remember Dr. Kim from the Diane Ravitch episode of Truth for America

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Education Deans for Justice and Equity?

I truly believe that our deans and other academic leaders can translate their community-engaged, community-relevant work that they have undertaken as researchers and teachers  into higher education leadership roles. I am seeking to do that on a daily basis in my role as dean at the University of Kentucky College of Education. pic.twitter.com/0Dm0rKuzK9 — JulianVasquezHeilig (@ProfessorJVH) January 15, 2020 As

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Discussing Teacher Education, Education Reform and Excellent Outliers in Education on 93.1

Julian Vasquez Heilig became Dean of the University of Kentucky College of Education in July 2019. Just before the annual holiday break Dean Heilig agreed to 93.1 at the WUKY studios to share his vision leading a College of Education, which hosts nearly 2,500 students in over 70 graduate and undergraduate programs. He discusses teacher education, charter schools, excellent outliers,

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