Jerrell Beckham

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Jerrell K Beckham
Assistant Professor Education and Black Studies
Denison University

Currently, I am a faculty member and alumnus of Denison University. I graduated in 1996 while majoring in both mathematics and education. After graduation, I went on to teach high school mathematics at Belmont High School in Dayton, Ohio for three years. Next I began my graduate studies at the University of Illinois (U of I) Urbana-Champaign in the Department of Educational Policy Studies. I earned my Master from the U of I in 2003 and my doctorate in 2006. In 2006, I began teaching as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Denison University in the Department of Education. In 2009, I accepted a tenure-track position in the Department of Education and the Center for Black Studies. Most of my research focuses on the experiences of minorities (African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans) interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. Recently, I completed an article “Theodore Sizer and the Development of the Mathematics and Science for Minority Students Program at Phillips Academy Andover.” This article will appear in the American Educational History Journal Volume 39 in 2012.

Education Areas of Interest:
  • math content-specific pedagogy courses
  • science content-specific pedagogy courses
  • social justice education
  • education in high need schools
  • urban education
  • gender and education
  • recruitment
  • retention
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