VANCOUVER, Wash. — Washington State University Vancouver’s education programs are hosting the third annual Sherry Vaughan Distinguished Lecture in Education at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct.  9, in the Student Services building lecture hall.

Dr. Sonia Nieto, a professor of language, literacy and culture within the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, will present the topic “Keeping Good Teachers: Lessons from the Field.” 

Nieto is the author of numerous books and articles on diversity, social justice and equity. Her most recent publications include “What Keeps Teachers Going?; Language, Culture and Teaching: Critical Perspectives for a New Century”; and “Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education.” 

The Vaughan Lecture in Education was established by education faculty and staff in 2001 to honor Dr. Vaughan’s 18 years of service to WSU.  She served as associate dean of the College of Education on the Pullman campus before retiring as director of education programs at WSU Vancouver.  Vaughan was dedicated to education and to the training of teachers. She passed away in April after a lengthy struggle with ovarian cancer. The continuing lecture is funded by private contributions.

Dr. Nieto’s lecture is open to the public and there is no charge to attend. For more information, call WSU Vancouver’s education program at (360) 546-9660. Those interested in donating to the Sherry Vaughan Distinguished Lecture fund should call (360) 546-9604.

For more information, call (360) 546-9567. WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205.