Dr. Arnetha Ball, professor of Education at Stanford University, will be this year's June Fox lecturer. She is director of Stanford's Race, Inequality, and Language Program and co-director of its Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Language.
Dr. Ball is the author/co-editor of seven books and numerous articles, and has done extensive research in sociocultural theory, conducted in complex learning environments faced with the promise and challenge of improving education for diverse populations in the US and South Africa.
Dr. Ball's most recent research investigates the role of generativity and successful paradigms, principles, and practices in preparing teachers for diversity across national boundaries in countries that serve large numbers of historically marginalized students—including the US, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.
The evening will also include presentations of the June Fox Scholarship Award and several book awards that honor former deans William Dandridge and Mario Borunda. A reception will follow.