Center for Multicultural Education
College of Education
     University of Washington, Seattle

              Professor James A. Banks
                       110 Miller Hall
                 Seattle, WA 98195-3600
                      (206) 543-3386







     Professor James A. Banks


James A. Banks is the Kerry and Linda Killinger Endowed Chair in Diversity Studies and Director of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington, Seattle.. He is a past president of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS). He was a Spencer Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford during the 2005-2006 academic year. He is a member of the National Academy of Education.

Professor Banks is a specialist in multicultural education and in social studies education and has written many articles, chapters, and books in these fields.His books include Teaching Strategies for Ethnic Studies, Cultural Diversity and Education: Foundations, Curriculum and Teaching, Diversity and Citizenship Education: Global Perspectives, and Race, Culture, and Education: The Selected Works of James A. Banks. Professor Banks is the editor of the Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education (Jossey-Bass) and the "Multicultural Education Series" of books published by Teachers College Press, Columbia University. Professor Banks holds honorary doctorates from five colleges and universities and The UCLA Medal from the University of  California, Los Angeles, the University's highest honor. In 2005, Professor Banks delivered the 29th Annual Faculty Lecture at the University of Washington, the highest honor given to a professor at the University .In Fall, 2007, he was the Tisch Distinguished Visiting Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Please click following links to watch a lecture and interviews with Professor Banks:

Inside the Academy Video Archive and Interview

The 29th Annual Faculty Lecture at the University of Washington

Interview at Western Illinois Univeristy

Founder of Multicultural Education



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