Dr. Dilys Schoorman
Dr. Dilys Schoorman is a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Curriculum, Culture and Educational Inquiry in the College of Education. Her teaching, research and service interests include critical multiculturalism in educator preparation, leadership for social justice and democratic decision making (including faculty governance), immigrant education and the internationalization of curriculum. Her academic role is informed by her experiences working among recent immigrant families and their struggles for equitable education for their children in school systems where teachers’ creative potential is hampered by testing regimes and standardization systems; and her collaboration with teachers, in the USA and in Sri Lanka, committed to serving the needs of diverse populations despite the institutional challenges they face. She is honored that this work earned her the University Scholar of the Year Award in 2014, the College Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award in 2010, and the University Award for Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Education in 2002. She currently spearheads the Educational Equity Partnership Project with the Broward County School District, a multi-year project developed around five 6-8 week modules of professional development to enhance and enrich the academic experiences of students and teachers in Title 1 schools. She is honored to serve on the FAU’s Diversity Council extending her academic and scholarly insights to meaningfully enhance the university’s commitment to diversity.