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Gloria Ladson-Billings

Gloria Ladson-Billings

Keynote Speaker: Former Kellner Family Professor of Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Gloria Ladson-Billings Biography

Gloria Ladson-Billings is Professor Emerita and former Kellner Family Distinguished Professor in Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction and was Faculty Affiliate in the Departments of Educational Policy Studies, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis and Afro American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the Immediate Past President of the National Academy of Education. She was the 2005--2006 president of the American Educational Research Association. In 2021 she was named a Corresponding Fellow the British Academy. She is a 2020-2021 Hagler Institute Fellow at Texas A&M University. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. She is the inaugural Distinguished Scholar in Race and Social Justice for the Rutgers Graduate School of Education. Ladson-Billings’ research examines the pedagogical practices of teachers who are successful with African American students. She also investigates Critical Race Theory applications to education.

Ladson-Billings is the author of the critically acclaimed books, "The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children," (currently in its 3rd edition), "Crossing over to Canaan: The Journey of New Teachers in Diverse Classrooms," and "Beyond the Big House: African American Educators on Teacher Education" and recently released "Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Asking a Different Question," and "Critical Race Theory: A Scholar’s Journey." She is editor of 6 other books and author of more than 100 journal articles and book chapters. She is the former editor of the American Educational Research Journal and a member of several editorial boards. Her work has won numerous scholarly awards, including the H. I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship, Spencer Post-doctoral Fellowship, and the Palmer O. Johnson outstanding research award. She is the 2015 winner of the Social Justice in Education Award given by the American Educational Research Association. She was named the 2012 winner of the Brock International Prize in education. In 2021 she was awarded honorary degrees from Colorado College and the University of Johannesburg. In 2018 she was awarded an honorary degree from Morgan State University. In 2012 she was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain. In 2010 she was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Massachusetts – Lowell. In 2002 she was awarded an honorary doctorate from Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden. During the 2003--2004 academic year she was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California. In fall 2004 she received the George and Louise Spindler Award from the Council on Anthropology and Education for significant and ongoing contributions to the field of educational anthropology. In spring 2005 she was elected to the National Academy of Education and the National Society for the Study of Education. In 2007 she was awarded the Hilldale Award, the highest faculty honor given to a professor at the University of Wisconsin for outstanding research, teaching, and service. She is a 2008 recipient of the state of Wisconsin’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Heritage Award and the Teachers College, Columbia University 2008 Distinguished Service Medal. In 2009 she was elected to Kappa Delta Pi International Education Honor Society’s Laureate Chapter—comprised of 60 living distinguished scholars. Former laureate members include notables such as Albert Einstein, John Dewey and Eleanor Roosevelt. Ladson-Billings was one of the NEA Foundation Fellows charged with providing advice on its “Achievement Gap Initiative.” In 2014 she was a panelist on the White House’s African American Educational Excellence Initiative’s Essence Festival, “Smart Starts at Home” panel. In 2015 she received the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award from the Literacy Research Association. In 2016 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Benjamin Banneker Association of the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics. In Fall 2017 she received the John Nisbet Award from the British Educational Research Association at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England. In April 2018 she received the American Educational Research Association’s Distinguished Research Award and the Division B (Curriculum Studies) Lifetime Achievement Award.

Ladson-Billings has an active community life that includes serving on several community boards such as the Urban League of Greater Madison, the Madison Children’s Museum, the United Way of Dane County, and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Madison. She is a member of the Links, Inc. and a 50-year plus member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. At the 2017 Leadership Summit she was named the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. International Citizen of the Year. As an active member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Madison, WI she is the 2nd woman named to the 109 year old church’s Board of Deacons.

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Gloria Ladson-Billings Speaking Topics

: "Staying on Mission: Race, Equity & Justice in the Midst of Polarizing Politics'

Synopsis: How do we get our institutions to support a progressive agenda? Ensure that they live up to the standards of their own missions. This presentation speaks to the ways our quest for diversity, equity, inclusion, and injustice are consistent with most institutional goals

Gloria Ladson-Billings Videos

Gloria Ladson-Billings, Ph.D. 9.25.18 - YouTube
Gloria Ladson-Billings - Successful Teachers of African American ...
Social Justice in Education Award (2015) Lecture: Gloria J. Ladson ...

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All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Gloria Ladson-Billings for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Gloria Ladson-Billings for your next private or corporate function.

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Gloria Ladson-Billings is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Diversity, Communication and Professors. The estimated speaking fee range to book Gloria Ladson-Billings for live events is Below $10,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Gloria Ladson-Billings generally travels from Madison, WI, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Liz Dozier, Dr. Sharroky Hollie and Kandice Sumner. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Gloria Ladson-Billings for an upcoming event.

Gloria Ladson-Billings Speaking Topics

  • : "Staying on Mission: Race, Equity & Justice in the Midst of Polarizing Politics'

    Synopsis: How do we get our institutions to support a progressive agenda? Ensure that they live up to the standards of their own missions. This presentation speaks to the ways our quest for diversity, equity, inclusion, and injustice are consistent with most institutional goals

Gloria Ladson-Billings Videos

Gloria Ladson-Billings, Ph.D. 9.25.18 - YouTube
Gloria Ladson-Billings - Successful Teachers of African American ...
Social Justice in Education Award (2015) Lecture: Gloria J. Ladson ...
1:35 Gloria Ladson-Billings "Why cant we read something good?"
Prof. Gloria Ladson-Billings

Gloria Ladson-Billings Reviews

  • Filter all of my comments through my complete reverence for GLB! 1. Gracious, as usual. 2. Clarity in presentation and answering questions. 3. Intentional alignment with the Spoken Word, adapting in the moment. 4. Punctual and cooperative. 5. Audience feedback was positive. I think we liked her!
    Oakland University - Oct 06 2022

  • Dr. Ladson-Billings was inspirational, well prepared, and simply amazing. Thank you so much!
    New Haven Public Schools/ Students for Educational Justice - Aug 15 2022

  • IMS Global Learning Consortium - Jun 17 2022

  • Dr. Ladson-Billings has been an intellectual hero of mine for some time. She was a pleasure to meet and exceeded expectations for the event.
    Department of Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies - Apr 21 2022

  • Washington State University - Mar 28 2022

How to book Gloria Ladson-Billings?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Gloria Ladson-Billings for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Gloria Ladson-Billings, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Gloria Ladson-Billings or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Gloria Ladson-Billings?

Booking fees for Gloria Ladson-Billings, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Gloria Ladson-Billings, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Gloria Ladson-Billings?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Gloria Ladson-Billings for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Gloria Ladson-Billings for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Gloria Ladson-Billings or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Gloria Ladson-Billings or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Gloria Ladson-Billings is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Diversity, Communication and Professors. The estimated speaking fee range to book Gloria Ladson-Billings for live events is Below $10,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Gloria Ladson-Billings generally travels from Madison, WI, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Liz Dozier, Dr. Sharroky Hollie and Kandice Sumner. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Gloria Ladson-Billings for an upcoming event.

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