Jenice L. View
Jenice L. View is an Associate Professor Emerita of Education at George Mason University. Her 15-year academic career followed a 25-year career in the non-governmental sector. Published widely, she also created and hosted Urban Education: Issues and Solutions, an award-winning GMU-TV cable television program. In 2020, she won the Faculty Excellence in Social Impact Earle C. Williams Presidential Medal. Dr. View holds degrees from Syracuse University, Princeton University, and the Union Institute and University.
Her books include Why public schools? Voices from the United States and Canada (2013), and the award-winning Putting the movement back into civil rights teaching: A resource guide for classrooms and communities (2004/2020). Recent books include Antiracist Professional Development for In-Service Teachers (2020) and Teaching the New Deal, 1932 to 1941 (2021).
From 1980 to 2005, Dr. View used popular education with local, national and international organizations to bridge conflicts and to build coalitions. These organizations included the Just Transition Alliance and the Rural Coalition. She used program evaluation to strengthen organizational capacity to make systems change, including with the Union Institute Center for Public Policy, and the Association for Community Based Education.
Dr. View serves as a consultant on civil rights and social justice education. She is a curriculum designer and retreat leader for the Beloved Conversations Meditations on Race and Ethnicity workshops with the Meadville Lombard Theological School. She is the author of We Who Defy Hate: An Interfaith Preparation for Social Justice Action curriculum, written in conjunction with the 2018 Ken Burns film, Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War.
Her curriculum design and teacher professional development on civil rights history has impacted teachers and students in 14 Mississippi school districts, including assessments of statewide policies for broadening curriculum change and enhancing teaching strategies. That work led to a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to support teacher fellows from around the nation. Her Fall 2020 course Curriculum Design in the Classroom for the Antiracist School Leadership program was awarded the Eagle Online Excellence Award (American University).
Current scholarship includes Learning Historic Places with Diverse Populations assessments of how National Park Service sites can enhance connections with P12 classroom teachers and students of color. She served as co-principal investigator on a $750,000 three-year grant from the National Science Foundation Examining the trajectories of Black mathematics teachers: Learning from the past, drawing on the present and defining goals for the future and continues to write from grant data. She continues to work with research colleagues on the application and uses of equity audits for improving public schools and classrooms.