Kevin Foster, Ph.D. is an educational anthropologist who currently leads the Black Studies Collective at The University of Texas at Austin. The Collective includes The African and African Diaspora Studies Department (which he chairs directly), The Art Galleries at Black Studies, The Institute for Urban Policy, Research and Analysis, and The Warfield Center for African and African American Studies. Dr. Foster’s passion is to bring research, teaching and community engagement together to improve academic outcomes for African American and other students. With the support of his project teams, Dr. Foster is engaged in a wide range of activities related to student achievement. He is an elected official, serving a four-year term on the Austin School Board, is the founding Executive Producer of PBS Blackademics Television, and he manages the Rather Prize in Education. Dr. Foster and his team also design and lead professional development activities for educators.
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