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Dale Allender, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of language and literacy in the Department of Teaching Credentials at California State University-Sacramento where he teaches courses in Academic Literacy, Ethnic Studies and Racial Social Justice Education.


Dr. Allender has also been a long-time consultant for the National Urban Alliance partnership with school districts in the first rung suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota participating in a voluntary desegregation order and in Buffalo, New York. As Co-Chair of the Ethnic Studies Teaching Credentials Consortium, Dale facilitates and provides professional development in Ethnic Studies and Racial Social Justice for teachers in the Sacramento City Unified School District, San Juan Unified School District, and Roseville Joint Secondary School District in Northern California.


Dr. Allender is the co-editor of An Introduction to Ethnic Studies, and the second edition entitled Our Stories in Our Voices, the first Ethnic Studies textbook written for high school students. Dr. Allender is the Co-PI for a Department of Education Hispanic Serving Institutions grant for recruiting and retaining Latinx educators, and a faculty member for a National Science Foundation fellowship on Centering Black Women Educators. He also served two terms as an advisory board member for Teaching Tolerance (now called Learning for Justice); and as writer and content advisor for eight professional development television series funded by AnnenbergLearner, including the award-winning The Expanding Canon, produced by WNET, New York City‘s public television station; and the most recent Reading and Writing in the Disciplines, produced by WGBH, Boston Public Television.


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