This is one of several spotlight sessions scheduled for the 2014 Race & Pedagogy National Conference.

Friday, September 26

10:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. Session A1 Location: Schneebeck Concert Hall
Presentations: Learning and Teaching about Biology and Race

  • "Tales of Human History Written in Our Genomes"
    Dr. Josh Akey, Genome Sciences at University of Washington, Seattle
  • "The Population Genetics of the Bronx"
    Dr. Harry Ostrer, Pathology and Genetics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, New York
  • "Why (and How) We Should Teach Our Students About Race"
    Dr. Joseph Graves, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering at NCATSU & UNC-Greensboro

1-1:45 p.m. Lunch

1:45-3:45 p.m. Session B1 Location: Schneebeck Concert Hall
Panel Discussion: Teaching About the Genetics of Race
Panel Members:

  • Dr. David Boone, Gonzaga University
  • Dr. Peter Wimberger, University of Puget Sound
  • Dr. Alexa Tullis, University of Puget Sound
  • Dr. Christine Manganaro, Maryland Institute College of Art (Puget Sound ’03)

For specific information about the Learning and Teaching About Human Genetic Variation and Race Spotlight Series, please contact Dr. Andreas Madlung at 253.879.2764 or email