Responding to Anti-AAPI Racism in Educator Preparation: Seizing the Present Moment

Responding to Anti-AAPI Racism in Educator Preparation: Seizing the Present Moment

AACTE is honored to welcome another esteemed panel for the third installment of our webinar series, Combating Racism in Educator Prep that centers on the lived experiences of our Asian and Asian-American friends, family, colleagues, and students.  In this webinar, Dr. Valerie Pang, Dr. Nicholas D. Hartlep, and Dr. Shuhui Fan discuss the often-omitted history of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community concerning Civil Rights and our P–12 education system. From there, the panel will shed light on the current implications of that context for AAPI educators and students; as well as provide a space to discuss strategies and resources institutions of higher education (IHEs) and individuals can use to ensure policies and culture promote safety and belonging for all AAPI peoples in our education system.

Presentation Slides

Dr. Nicholas D. Hartlep

Dr. Nicholas D. Hartlep

Dr. Nicholas D. Hartlep (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) is the Robert Charles Billings Endowed Chair in Education at Berea College where he Chairs the Department of Education Studies. Before arriving at Berea College Dr. Hartlep Chaired the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education at Metropolitan State University, an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) in St. Paul, Minnesota. He also served as the Graduate Program Coordinator at Metropolitan State University. Dr. Hartlep has published 24 books, and his Racial Battle Fatigue in Faculty: Perspectives and Lessons from Higher Education (2019, Routledge) recently received an Outstanding Book award from the Society of Professors of Education. Hartlep’s latest book (Teachers College Press, 2021) is Teacher Educators as Critical Storytellers: Effective Teachers as Windows and Mirrors. You can follow his work on Twitter at @nhartlep or at his website,

 Dr. Valerie Ooka Pang

Dr. Valerie Ooka PangValerie Ooka Pang, former elementary teacher in rural and urban schools, is a professor in the School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University. Recently, Pang published Diversity and Equity in the Classroom (Cengage, 2018) sharing culturally relevant and ethnic studies curriculum. She also was series editor with E. Wayne Ross of Race, Ethnicity, and Education (2006), four volumes. She was editor of Struggling to Be Heard: The Unmet Needs of Asian American Children with L. Cheng (1998). As senior editor of an instructional text for the National Council for the Social Studies, The Human Impact of Natural Disasters: Issues for the Inquiry-Based Classroom, she integrated global and human rights education. She has published in a variety of journals including Educational Researcher, Harvard Educational Review, The Kappan, Asian American and Pacific Islander Nexus, Action in Teacher Education, Social Education, Theory and Research in Social Education, Educational Forum, The Reading Teacher, The Science Teacher, Science and Children, Multicultural Perspectives, and Multicultural Education. Pang has been a consultant for organizations such as Sesame Street, Children’s Television Network, Fox Children’s Network, Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, Macmillan textbooks, and ScottForesman textbooks.

Pang was a Senior Fellow for the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University and post-doctoral fellow of the National Academy/Spencer Foundation. She has been honored by organizations such as the American Educational Research Associations Standing Committee on the Role and Status of Minorities in Education, National Association for Multicultural Education, and the University of Washington’s College of Education. Her areas of interest are teacher education, culturally relevant education, social studies education, multicultural education, and Asian American and Pacific American education.

Dr. Shuhui Fan

Dr. Shuhui Fan Dr. Shuhui Fan is an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling at Northern State University. She received her Ph.D. degree in Counselor Education & Supervision at William & Mary. She is a licensed professional counselor in Virginia and China. Her research interests include international counseling students and faculty, globalization of counselor education, and multicultural counseling training.



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Apr 29 2021


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


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