Jacqueline Jordan Irvine is the Charles Howard Candler Professor Emeritus at Emory University and an elected member of the National Academy of Education. Dr. Irvine’s specialization is in multicultural education and urban teacher education, particularly the education of African Americans. Her books include, Black Students and School Failure, Growing Up African American in Catholic Schools, Critical Knowledge for Diverse Students, Culturally Responsive Lesson Planning for Elementary and Middle Grades, In Search of Wholeness: African American Teachers and Their Culturally Specific Pedagogy, and Seeing with the Cultural Eye. In addition to these books, she has published numerous articles and book chapters and presented hundreds of papers to professional education and community organizations. Some of awards and recognitions include: American Educational Research Association (AERA)’s Outstanding Achievement Award - Research Focus on Black Education (RFBE) SIG; Distinguished Career Award from Committee on the Role and Status of Minorities; Dewitt-Wallace/AERA Lecture Award; President’s Distinguished Service Award from the SIG: RFBE; AERA Social Justice Award; Division G’s award for Outstanding Service in the Preparation of the Next Generation, and Division K’s Legacy Award. The American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education has recognized her work with the Outstanding Writing Award; Hunt Lecture; and the Lindsay Award for Distinguished Research in Teacher Education. Emory University noted Dr. Irvine’s accomplishments with The Distinguished Emory University Faculty Lecture and Award; Thomas Jefferson Award, an award given at Commencement to a faculty for their contributions in research and service; and Emory University’s Crystal Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching Graduate Education. In 2010, she was presented an alumni award at Howard University’s Charter Day for Distinguished Postgraduate Achievement.