Dr. Maxine McKinney de Royston comes to Erikson from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she currently serves as Associate Professor of Curriculum & Instruction. She earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Education. Prior to her appointment as tenured Associate Professor at UW-Madison, Dr. McKinney de Royston held prestigious Post-Doctoral Fellowships from the Spencer and Ford Foundations. She has received a number of awards and fellowships in teaching and research. Maxine McKinney de Royston speaks several languages, including Portuguese, Guaraní (Paraguay) and Haitian Kreyòle. She is also fluent in English, Spanish, and Tetun (Timor-Leste).
Dr. McKinney de Royston’s research and teaching examine how educators’ political clarity can be reflected in their pedagogical practices in ways that support the intellectual thriving and holistic well-being of racially and economically minoritized learners. She is a co-editor, along with Na’ilah Suad Nasir, Erikson’s Trustee Carol Lee, and Roy Pea, of the Handbook of the Cultural Foundations of Learning; free access: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203774977.
In addition to numerous peer-reviewed articles, chapters, and other publications and presentations, over her career Dr. McKinney de Royston has served as Associate Editor of the American Educational Research Journal, Co-Chair of the Wallace Foundation Emerging Scholars Committee, and Advisor to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Family, Youth, & Community Advisory Council. She is a member of several professional learned societies, including the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the International Society of the Learning Sciences, the National Association for Multicultural Education, and the National Council of Black Studies.
In 2022, Maxine was listed among The Represented Collective’s Legendary Woman of Color in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
Maxine McKinney de Royston will begin her new role on August 1, when she will become Dean McKinney de Royston. To learn more about Maxine’s research, experience, and teaching, visit:https://ci.education.wisc.edu/fac-staff/mckinney-de-royston-maxine/