AACTE Lunch & Learn-Building Intentional Pathways for Asian/Americans and Other BIPOC Faculty to Adv

When:  May 29, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM (ET)
Join AACTE on May 29 at 12 p.m. EST for an insightful webinar featuring authors, Rachel Endo, Ph.D., and Nicholas Hartlep, Ph.D., esteemed leaders in the field of education policy and practice. Delve into the “Exploring Leadership Diversity in Educator Preparation Programs: An Asian/American Perspective” series as AACTE explores the enriching narratives and scholarly contributions of these accomplished individuals. With a focus on higher education leadership, Endo and Hartlep, both identifying as Asian/American leaders, will illuminate their journeys and perspectives shaped by rigorous research and personal experiences.

Gain invaluable insights as they impart actionable strategies and profound wisdom on how EPPs can foster pathways to leadership within the educational landscape. Do not miss this exclusive opportunity to engage with trailblazers in the field and unlock the keys to effective leadership in higher education. Register now to secure your spot and embark on a transformative learning journey with us.


Rachel Endo, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor
University of Washington Tacoma

Rachel Endo, Ph.D., is the founding dean of the School of Education at the University of Washington Tacoma, where she holds faculty rank of professor with tenure. She is also endorsed as a member of the University of Washington graduate faculty and doctoral faculty. She is the first native-born person of color, and woman of color, to serve at the decanal level in the history of this campus.

Before joining the University of Washington Tacoma, she was inaugural chair of the Teacher Education Department, the largest departmental entity at Hamline University (Minnesota's oldest university, founded in 1854). Endo was the first Asian/American person to serve on Hamline University’s School of Education faculty. Endo was faculty coordinator of the Master of Arts in Teaching Program at the College of St. Mary, where she also made history as the first Asian/American person and woman of color to serve on the faculty, as well as the first person of color to serve on the faculty in the Education Department. Before becoming a faculty member, she held various administrative and teaching positions in Illinois and Nebraska, spanning both private and public institutions and organizations. She started her career in higher education as director of multicultural students at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Nicholas Daniel Hartlep, Ph.D. 
Education Studies Department Chair
Robert Charles Billings Chair in Education
Berea College
Co-Chair, AACTE Committee on Research & Dissemination

Nicholas D. Hartlep, Ph.D., (he/him/his) holds the Robert Charles Billings Endowed Chair in Education at Berea College, where he chairs the Education Studies Department. Hartlep’s research includes examinations of the model minority stereotype of Asian Americans, higher education leadership, teaching and transformation in urban educational settings, and the impact of neoliberalism on public P-20 education. He has published 26 books in the field of education over the course of his academic career, two of which were named Outstanding Books by the Society of Professors of Education. Hartlep has received multiple awards for his work, including the 2020 Emerging Leader Award from the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity and the 2018 John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. He is currently writing “What Can Be Learned from Work Colleges? An Education That Works” (SUNY Press). His latest book is “Belonging in Higher Education: Perspectives and Lessons from Diverse Faculty” published by Routledge.