Welcome to my new podcast, Teaching in Color
This podcast is giving voice to the teaching experiences of faculty of color who've been silenced, marginalized and ignored, their careers destroyed for far too long, most often by the allies presumed to support them. A thriving diverse faculty is essential for a thriving and successful student body, campus and community culture. Faculty of color - find affirmation, validation and empowerment here. Faculty and administrator allies - take note and then take action. Teaching in Color shares how.
My name is Chavella Pittman, PhD. I am a Professor of Sociology. My research interests and expertise include higher education, interpersonal interactions & marginalized statuses, and research methods & statistics. Some of my teaching publications include: "Incivility in the Classroom: Effective Strategies for Faculty at the Margins” (Difficult Subjects 2018) and “Dear Unsupported Faculty ‘Teaching in Color’” (Stories from the Front of the Room 2017), “Race and Gender Oppression in the Classroom: The Experiences of Women Faculty of Color with White Male Students” (Teaching Sociology 2010) and “Exploring How African American Faculty Cope with Classroom Racial Stressors” (The Journal of Negro Education 2010).
I provides support and accountability coaching to those who want to teach well, but much more efficiently. Additionally, I offer consultation services to academics who feel their classroom dynamics and evaluations are impacted by marginalized statuses (e.g. race, gender, sexual orientation, etc.). I am also available to give on-campus lectures and workshops on these same topics. And...now I do this podcast too!