Cynthia Dillard, the Mary Frances Early Professor of Teacher Education in the University of Georgia’s College of Education’s department of educational theory and practice, is the recipient of the 2019 Taylor & Francis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Foundations of Education.
The award is presented by the American Educational Studies Association. Each year, the award is presented to an individual “who has published significantly influential works, excels in mentorship, provides leadership and growth to the academic field and has a reputation in educational foundations.”
Professor Dillard’s research interests include critical teacher education, spirituality in education, and African/African American feminist studies. Dillard also serves as the executive director and president of GIVE.BUILD.SHARE, a nonprofit organization that supports educational opportunities for children and families by building schools in Ghana.
Dr. Dillard is a graduate of Central Washington University in Ellensburg, where she majored in marketing education. She holds a master’s degree in vocational technical education and a Ph.D. in multicultural education and educational leadership from Washington State University.