Freedom Fighter, Critical Scholar & Equity Strategist
Known as an Equity and Anti-Racist Freedom Fighter, Dr. Ronald W. Whitaker, II is the appointed Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Assistant Professor of Education and the Director of the Center for Urban Education, Equity, and Improvement (CUEEI) at Cabrini University. Further, Dr. Whitaker also holds the distinction of being a Schouver Fellow at Duquesne University. As a Schouver Fellow, Dr. Ron engages in improvement projects that seeks to build system capacity within organizations. Additionally, Dr. Whitaker is the current Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Equity Expert, a Board of Trustees member for Tacony Academy Charter School, and a Board of Directors Member for the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR). Read More >
Cabrini University 6th Annual Virtual Visionaries Gala
"Professor Whitaker’s research, teaching, service and advocacy work exemplify the kinds of engagement with schools and communities necessary for transformation. His careful analyses, innovative ideas, and commitment to improving the human condition serve as a model for others. I recommend and endorse his efforts without reservation."
"Dr. Whitaker is a leading expert on community engagement and identity development of minoritized youth. His groundbreaking research tackles some of the most pressing issues of faced by urban educators and schools. His dynamic research focus and his many years of practical experience position him to help educational organizations become culturally responsive in sustained ways. I give high marks and the strongest possible recommendation for his work with educational organizations."
"Dr. Whitaker’s experience and expertise includes improvement inquiry that engages across the boundaries of schools, academy, and community; his work exists at the nexus of educational leadership and social justice, in which he seeks to enhance localized, systemic capacity."
"Dr. Ron Whitaker is a visionary thought leader. He is a person who possess the qualities of a leader for the 21st century. His commitment to our Leadership Institute will provide the training and skills for our new leaders of the world. We are honored to have such an outstanding person on our team."
"Dr. Ron Whitaker has the Black Prophetic DNA of Dr. King, the pride of Malcom X, and the intellect of W.E.B. Dubois. Thus, he is the perfect leader to speak to the holistic needs of the individuals and communities that he advocates for."
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