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Diverse Issues in Higher Ed: Doctoral Grad Adjapong and Mentor Emdin Share Love of Hip-hop and Science

Dr. Christopher Emdin, and his former student, Dr. Edmund Adjapong, at TC's Doctoral Hooding ceremony. (Photo Courtesy of Teachers College)
Dr. Christopher Emdin, and his former student, Dr. Edmund Adjapong, at TC's Doctoral Hooding ceremony. (Photo Courtesy of Teachers College)
For Dr. Christopher Emdin, watching his former student, Edmund Adjapong, receive his doctoral hood from Teachers College in a ceremony on May 17 was one of the most rewarding moments of his life. The two men share a love of science, teaching and finding innovative ways to engage students of color by using hip-hop and urban culture to forge a connection to the subject matter.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education features a story about how Emdin mentored Adjapong, who pursued this dream of becoming a science teacher by coming to Teachers College as a Peter Greeman scholarship student. The newly minted professor has taken Emdin's concepts and refined and expanded them in his own is a sixth-grade classroom in the Bronx.

To read the full story, go here.

For more on Edmund Adjapong, go here.

Published Thursday, May 18, 2017

Dr. Christopher Emdin, and his former student, Dr. Edmund Adjapong, at TC's Doctoral Hooding ceremony. (Photo Courtesy of Teachers College)
Dr. Christopher Emdin, and his former student, Dr. Edmund Adjapong, at TC's Doctoral Hooding ceremony. (Photo Courtesy of Teachers College)
For Dr. Christopher Emdin, watching his former student, Edmund Adjapong, receive his doctoral hood from Teachers College in a ceremony on May 17 was one of the most rewarding moments of his life. The two men share a love of science, teaching and finding innovative ways to engage students of color by using hip-hop and urban culture to forge a connection to the subject matter.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education features a story about how Emdin mentored Adjapong, who pursued this dream of becoming a science teacher by coming to Teachers College as a Peter Greeman scholarship student. The newly minted professor has taken Emdin's concepts and refined and expanded them in his own is a sixth-grade classroom in the Bronx.

To read the full story, go here.

For more on Edmund Adjapong, go here.

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