How Critical Scholars Navigate Academic and Research Communities.





Saturday, January 9, 2021 – 4:00 PM EDT


How would you characterize or define a critical scholar?

Was your view of the academy and research as a doctoral student different than it is now, and if so, why and how has your view changed?

What were some of the major obstacles you faced personally and in research as you transitioned from doctoral studies to a professorship, and how did you overcome them?

How have you gotten colleagues and funders to value the critical work that you do if at all?

What was most important to your journey as a tenured professor and leading researcher in your respective fields?




Dixon-Román is Associate Professor of Social Policy and Practice, director of the Master of Science in Social Policy Program, chair of the Data Analytics for Social Policy Certificate of the Masters of Science in Social Policy Program at the University of Pennsylvania.



McGee is Associate Professor of Education, Diversity and

STEM Education at Vanderbilt University





Dr. Odis Johnson is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Social Policy and

STEM Equity at Johns Hopkins University.