The featured faculty, staff, or student leader demonstrates how individual efforts contribute to diversity and inclusion on campus.
Dr. Mildred Pearson is a Professor of Education at Eastern Illinois University where she teaches in the College of Education and Professional Studies in the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, and Middle Level Education.
She is the founder of the Bridging Voices in Our Community (BVC) Bullying Prevention Project. As the past Director of Faculty Development, where she served for 6 years, Dr. Pearson laid a foundation for excellence by implementing teaching and learning workshops. Building a national network of contacts, Dr. Pearson brought several leading experts in their fields to Eastern Illinois University. Her passion for bullying prevention has evolved into a venue for healthy dialogue among scholars and practitioners into a community of learners.
Dr. Pearson’s classes actively support the mission of Eastern Illinois University. The EIU mission states: “The University community is committed to diversity and inclusion and fosters opportunities for student-faculty scholarship and applied learning within a student-centered culture.” Additionally, she embraces the integrative learning initiative as a model to help students to make connections, as they become engaged reflective practitioners.
Dr. Pearson also maintains a website that is comprised of teaching resources for pre-service teachers, faculty development resources, and integrative learning initiatives. It also includes a photo gallery, video presentations, and student highlights.
Read more about Dr. Pearson’s teaching, research, and scholarly activities at http://works.bepress.com/mildred_pearson/.