Dr. Jennifer Bacon

Special guest

Jennifer N. Bacon earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a master’s degree in Special Education from the University of Virginia. “Dr. B” is a Core Associate Professor and Co-Chair of the Elementary Education program who has taught preschool-age children through graduate school domestically and abroad. She has also served as an Associate Dean for Naropa College. In addition to her experience in education, she is trained in the use of poetry therapy, spiritual guidance, and yoga. Dr. B is also an interfaith minister.

Dr. B authored the book Sisters in the Dissertation House: A Dissertation Narrative, which addresses doctoral completion by women of color in underrepresented fields. Her publications also include such articles as, "Writing in Solidarity: The Lived Experience of African American Adolescent Girls Writing Poetry," "Using Culturally and Inclusive Poetry Groups with Diverse Teens," and “Culturally Responsive Poetry.” She co-authored the article, "Examining Teachers' Beliefs About African American Male Students in a Low-Performing High School in an African American School District."

Her children's book, I Am an Antiracist Superhero! will be published by Bala Kids in 2023.

Dr. Jennifer Bacon has been a guest on 1 episode.