Race and Pedagogy Initiative

The Race & Pedagogy Initiative (RPI) is a collaboration of University of Puget Sound and the South Sound community that integrates intellectual assets of the campus into a mutual and reciprocal partnership with local community experience and expertise, and pursues the vision of educating students and teachers at all levels to think critically about race and to act to eliminate racism.



Professor Grace Livingston receives 2015 President's Excellence in Teaching Award
Established in 1997 to recognize faculty members who demonstrate exceptional teaching skills independent of accomplishments in scholarship, research, or publication, the President's Excellence in Teaching Award is awarded each year to a faculty member with a genuine passion for teaching; an ability to inspire students to learn; a capacity to challenge students and motivate them through high expectations; a respect for students as individuals; and an enduring intellectual curiosity and capacity for growth, change, and vitality. At the Fall Faculty Dinner, President Ron Thomas named Professor of African American Studies Grace Livingston the 18th recipient of the President's Excellence in Teaching Award.



The Race & Pedagogy Initiative Leadership Team

 NANCY BRISTOW, Professor, Department of History 

Faculty profile http://www.pugetsound.edu/faculty-pages/nbristow

 DEXTER GORDON, Director, Race & Pedagogy Initiative, and Director, African American Studies

Distinguished Professor, Communication Studies and Professor , African American Studies

Faculty profile http://www.pugetsound.edu/faculty-pages/dgordon

 GRACE LIVINGSTON, Associate Professor, African American Studies                    

Faculty profile http://www.pugetsound.edu/faculty-pages/glivingston

 CAROLYN WEISZ, Professor, Department of Psychology

Faculty profile http://www.pugetsound.edu/faculty-pages/cweisz