N.C. A&T's Dean Graham to Keynote Fall Convocation

N.C. A&T's Dean Graham to Keynote Fall Convocation

North Carolina A&T State University’s, Dr. Anthony Graham, dean of the College of Education, will deliver the keynote address during the annual Fall Convocation at 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, in Harrison Auditorium.

Fall Convocation serves two purposes: it recognizes student athletes for their academic and athletic accomplishments and it welcomes back alumni to Homecoming for celebration of the university’s current student body. Additionally, it marks the start of a series of events for alumni for the 2016 edition of the university’s extensive week-long homecoming celebration.

As a scholar, Graham presented research on African-American adolescent students and the construction of their academic and ethnic identities at various international, national and state conferences. His research focuses specifically on the effective pedagogies that engage K-12 African-American male students as well as on the sociocultural and sociopolitical experiences of those students.

Graham has published a variety of book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles, coauthored a book and has been awarded several grants totaling $8.15 million, including awards from the National Science Foundation and the United States Department of Education. He has created and coordinated numerous initiatives to increase the number of racial and ethnic minority students who matriculate to four-year institutions of higher education and who enter the teaching profession in under-resourced and hard-to-staff rural and urban schools. He was also recently named one of the Top Young Executives and Professionals in the United States.

A highly-sought after professional development workshop facilitator for K-12 public school educators, Graham believes in sharing his message of optimism, collective efficacy, critical consciousness, servant leadership and social activism.

Graham received a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Teaching with a cognate in Multicultural Education, a master's degree in secondary English Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a bachelor's degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.