Beatrice S. Fennimore has focused over 25 years of university teaching, activism, and scholarship on areas related to child advocacy, social policy, public school equity, social justice, and multicultural/anti-bias education. She is a professor of education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, where she teaches a wide range of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral courses.
Dr. Fennimore has concurrently served for many years as an adjunct professor in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she was also recently a visiting professor. She has extensive experience in providing professional development for educators in school and program settings, and was twice invited by the Soros Foundation of Latvia to do professional development in multicultural education with early childhood teachers in the Open Doors Program.
Among Dr. Fennimore’s publications are Child Advocacy for Early Childhood Educators and Talk Matters: Refocusing the Language of Public Schooling (Teachers College Press), “Know Where You Stand and Stand There” and “Responding to Prejudiced Comments: A Four-Step Method that Works” (Childhood Education), “Equity is Not an Option in Public Education” (Educational Leadership) and “Brown and the Failure of Civic Responsibility” (Teachers College Record). She co-edited the book Promoting Social Justice for Young Children (2011) with Dr. A. Lin Goodwin.
Her new book STANDING UP FOR SOMETHING EVERY DAY was published by Teachers College Press in May 2014