Episode 9 | Restorative Resistance in Higher Education w/ Dr. Richard J. Reddick

Dr. Richard Reddick helps us unpack the notion of Restorative Resistance in Higher Education. He also shares his experience leading The Eyes of Texas History Committee and University of Texas-Austin. Finally, he shares a bit about how he engages in self-care.

Richard J. Reddick, Ed.D. is the inaugural Associate Dean for Equity, Community Engagement, and Outreach and Distinguished Service Professor in Educational Leadership and Policy in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin. He is also faculty co-chair of the Institute for Educational Management (IEM) and Bravely Confronting Racism in Higher Education at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Dr. Reddick conducts ethnographic research on the experiences of faculty of color in predominantly White university settings, mentoring relationships in higher education, Black families in American society, and work-family balance in junior faculty fathers. A former elementary and middle school teacher, he remains active in scholarship and community work as a member of two charter school boards in Austin, Texas. Dr. Reddick is the co-host of the KUT public radio podcast and radio segment Black Austin Matters with Dr. Lisa B. Thompson, and regularly contributes opinion pieces to the Chronicle of Higher Education, CNN, NBC Think, Fortune, and major dailies across Texas and the nation. He is a graduate of Department of Defense Dependent Schools and public schools in East Austin, and earned his bachelors, master’s, and doctoral degrees from The University of Texas at Austin and Harvard University. Dr. Reddick is a husband, son, brother, and father of two.

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