H. Prentice Baptiste, Distinguished Achievement Professor in the College of Education at New Mexico State University, has been named president-elect of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME). He will serve for two years as president-elect and then become president of the organization for two years beginning in 2016.
The National Association for Multicultural Education was established in 1991 by 18 founding members, one of whom was Dr. Baptiste. About 500 people attended the group’s first convention in New Orleans.
Professor Baptiste has been on the faculty at New Mexico State University since 1997. He previously taught at Kansas State University and the University of Houston. He is the author or editor of several books including The U.S. Presidency and Social Justice: Implications for Public Education (Caddo Gap Press, 2006).
Professor Baptiste is a graduate of Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. He holds a master’s degree and an educational doctorate from Indiana University.