PULLMAN – Geneva Gay, a world-renowned scholar in multicultural education, will give a public lecture on April 16 at WSU.
 
Her talk, titled “Why is Multicultural Education Necessary?,” will begin at 5 p.m. in Smith CUE room 203. A reception will precede the presentation, 4-5 p.m. in the adjoining atrium.
 
Her visit is sponsored by the Education Graduate Organization.
 
“Professor Gay’s lecture will be an intellectual treat for those familiar with her extensive work on multicultural education, as well as those who harbor an intellectual curiosity towards the concept of multiculturalism,” said Joan Oviawe, a doctoral student in the Department of Teaching & Learning.
 
Gay is a professor of education at the University of Washington-Seattle. She is known for her research in curriculum design. Her many writings include the book Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Practice, & Research (Teachers College Press, 2000), which received the 2001 Outstanding Writing Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE).
 
Gay’s work has received the Distinguished Scholar Award, presented by the Committee on the Role and Status of Minorities in Educational Research and Development of the American Educational Research Association, and the first Multicultural Educator Award presented by the National Association of Multicultural Education.