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Raven Jones Stanbrough

 Assistant Professor
  Department of Teacher Education
 Ph.D., Michigan State University
 231 MSU Detroit Center
 313-578-9700
Raven Jones Stanbrough is an assistant professor and Mentors as Teacher Educators (MATE) coordinator in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University. Her teaching, research, and publications focus on literacy, culture, race, equity, and the educational and lived experiences of students of color in urban contexts and have been included in The Journal of Higher Education, English Education, the Michigan Reading Journal, and others. Dr. Jones Stanbrough creates and facilitates debate education programs to promote and expand the educative and creative engagement that debate offers. She remains committed to community and grassroots initiatives that create and sustain new ways of being, thinking, and doing. Her debate programs and creative writing seminars have been applauded by Alternatives for Girls Detroit, Detroit Public Schools Community District, The Detroit Urban Debate League, and The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Jones Stanbrough was a Fulbright-Hayes recipient and received the Excellence in Diversity Award from Michigan State University for her outstanding efforts with promoting diversity and inclusion inside and outside of the classroom. She is also the co-founder of The Zuri Reads Initiative (TZRI), an effort that provides and organizes literacy-related events and resources for Detroit-area children, students, and families. TZRI hosts monthly family literacy nights in Southeast Michigan at various public libraries, churches, and community centers.

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