Dale Allender, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of language and literacy in the Department of Teaching Credentials at California State University-Sacramento where he teaches courses in Academic Literacy and Educational Foundations of a Democratic Multicultural Society.
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 Ethnic Studies and Social Justice professional development 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 high school Ethnic Studies textbook and accompanying activity guide. His most recent scholarly articles include “Minding the gap: Black liberatory education in a charter school world” with Lawrence Rasheed for the Journal of Transformational Leadership and Policy Studies (in press); and “A Capitol City Case Study of Curriculum Transformation and Community Empowerment: Ethnic Studies Now-Sacramento” with Margarita Berta-Avila for the Center XChange. He also served 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.
In 2003 Dale Allender founded the West Coast Office of the National Council of Teachers of English, which he directed at UC Berkeley until 2015.