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Guest Talk: District Restructuring & Management Culture in the NYC Department of Education, with Fanon Howell

District Restructuring & Management Culture in the NYC Department of Education, with Fanon Howell, Wednesday, 10/10, 12-1:30pm

Post-Doctoral Fellow Fanon Howell, Ph.D., will discuss his work and answer questions in a lecture entitled, District Restructuring & Management Culture in the NYC Department of Education on Wednesday, October 10th.

Dr. Fanon J. Howell earned his doctorate in Sociology from The New School for Social Research, a masters in Humanities and Social Thought from New York University, and holds a bachelors degree in History and Philosophy from Morehouse College.

While at The New School, Fanon was a NSSR Diamond Fellow, and the recipient of the University Teaching Fellowship, the University Scholars Award, and the Graduate Faculty Tuition Scholarship. His dissertation, Accountable Choice: Governance, Evaluation, and Culture in the New York City Department of Education, examines assessment measures, market mechanisms, and managerial culture of this institution via interviews with executive employees and analysis of institutional documents.

Dr. Howell has taught courses at Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts, Pratt Institute, and Hostos Community College of the City University Of New York. His professional experience in the civic and non-profit sectors of New York City include management positions with The Carmel Hill Fund Education Program, the New York City Department of Education, The Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services, and the YMCA of Greater New York.

As a Minority Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Organization and Leadership, Fanon will be 1) investigating the coupling of the United States Department of Education, the New York State Education Department, and the New York City Department of Education through legislation; 2) examining national and New York State and City processes of privatization in education; and 3) exploring how demographic, spatial, and labor market dynamics of New York City steer education policy at the local and state levels.

This guest talk is sponsored by the Vice President's Office for Diversity and Community Affairs and Gottesman Libraries.

Persons wishing to attend may rsvp by Monday, October 8th.

Where: 306 Russell


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