Dr. Brooke Harris Garad is assistant research scientist with the Center on Education and Lifelong Learning (CELL) at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana University, Bloomington. Harris Garad is also the Chair of the Committee on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at IIDC.
Teacher Education is at the heart of Harris Garad’s research and teaching background. In addition to teaching and conducting research in traditional, informal, and non-formal learning environments, Harris Garad has worked as a teacher educator in New York City and Djibouti, East Africa; an English instructor in Grenoble, France; and an online English teacher for elementary school-aged children in China. Harris Garad speaks advanced French and intermediate Spanish.
Harris Garad holds Bachelor’s Degrees in International Studies and Philosophy from American University in Washington, DC; a Master’s in International Education Development from Teachers College, Columbia University; and a Doctorate in Global, Multicultural and Equity Studies in Education from The Ohio State University.
Issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion are central to my work, worldview, and ways of being in the world. My academic interests meet at the intersection of education and critical theory, and I value the importance of: 1) reflective inquiry as pedagogical praxis and 2) community-oriented, culturally relevant, and data-driven practices in schools and community settings. I have extensive international research and teaching experience, having worked in several countries and continents around the world.
- Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies
- Issues of Equity and Diversity in Education
- Global and International Education
- Qualitative Research
- Harris Garad, B. (2013). Spiritually centered caring: An approach for teaching and reaching black students in suburbia. In C. B. Dillard, & C. L. Okpalaoka (Eds.), Engaging culture, race and spirituality: New visions. Peter Lang.
Awards and Honors
- Cultivating New Voices Among Scholars of Color Fellowship | National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Research Foundation, 2016-2018
- Dissertation Research Fellowship, College of Education and Human Ecology | The Ohio State University, 2016-2017