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Donna Kaplowitz

 Assistant Professor
  Department of Teacher Education
 Ph.D., John Hopkins University
 348 Erickson
 517-353-5091
Donna Rich Kaplowitz is an assistant professor in the Department of Teacher Education. Her research and teaching interests focus intergroup dialogue techniques, and the use of near peer facilitators in teaching critical race theory in secondary English classrooms. She has presented and published on the intersection between pre-service near-peer facilitator/educators and high school student learning outcomes focusing on racial awareness and race equity. Donna leads MSU College of Education study trips to Cuba. She also directs the MSU’s Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiative Dialogue project and oversees student, faculty and staff dialogues. Donna is co-authoring a book entitled “Race Dialogues: Everything you Need to Know to Tackle the Elephant in the Classroom,” with Teacher’s College Press (2019).