Justine Lee, a doctoral student in the University of Maryland College of Education, has been selected as a recipient of the 2017-19 Barbara Jackson Scholarship, which is awarded by the University Council for Educational Administration.
The scholarship seeks to provide students of color access to formal networking, mentoring and professional development to advance their careers in educational leadership.
As a scholarship recipient, Lee will take part in UCEA’s annual conventions for two years, UCEA-sponsored workshops during the American Educational Research Association’s annual meetings, mentor matching and opportunities to network with other students and professionals at UCEA conventions. The award includes funding through her graduate assistantship and funding of travel costs to attend the conventions.
“I am excited to meet and work with like-minded scholars and professionals committed to social justice for marginalized students and communities,” Lee said.
Lee is in the second year of the Minority and Urban Education program in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership. Her research focuses on issues of equity and access in education, exclusionary school discipline, school non-completion, social studies and history education, anti-oppressive and critical pedagogies, and critical race theory.