Join in on Anindiya Kundu’s talk with Alexis McLean, Michelle Fine and Mary Howard in another installment of the ZOOM Fireside Chat series for THE POWER OF STUDENT AGENCY book tour.

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Alexis McLean is the Dean of Student Affairs at Medgar Evers College, CUNY. She provides leadership for all areas within the Division, and coordinates the structure of an environment conducive to the personal, social, and intellectual growth of students. Her research interests focus on access and success in higher education, and the role of institutional agents, particularly as they relate to Black students’ undergraduate experience(s).

Michelle Fine is a distinguished professor of critical psychology, women’s studies, and urban education at the Graduate Center, CUNY. She is the recipient of many awards including the Strickland–Daniels Mentoring Award from Division 35, American Psychological Association; APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy; and the Henry Murray Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Mary Howard is a literacy consultant and author with almost five decades in education. Mary combines extensive experiences as a special education, Title 1, and Reading Recovery teacher while continuing to do presentations across the country and offer in-school coaching support. She is the author of RTI from All Sides: What Every Teacher Needs to Know and Good to Great Teaching: Focusing on the Literacy Work that Matter.

Anindya Kundu is a sociologist of education and senior fellow at the CUNY Graduate Center in the Center for Urban Research (LMIS). His work has appeared in NPR Education, MSNBC, the Huffington Post, and he has given two TED Talks with millions of views.