Meet Program Director Dr. Tehia Starker Glass

Dr. Tehia Starker GlassDr. Tehia Starker Glass (pronounced Tee-uh; pronouns: she/her/hers) is the Cato College of Education Director of Diversity and Inclusion, the Inclusive Excellence Executive Fellow for Faculty Development in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and an award-winning Associate Professor of Elementary Education and Educational Psychology in the Department of Reading and Elementary Education at UNC Charlotte. Dr. Glass teaches courses like History and Psychology of Racism, Race in Education and Schooling, and Theories of Human Development and Learning in Cultural Contexts, and the Elementary School Child. She enjoys conducting professional development and building curricula that represents racial diversity. Dr. Glass’ research includes culturally responsive teaching self efficacy, culturally responsive teaching in teacher education, Black women in the academy, and examining education through the lens of racial perspectives. She has published numerous articles, book chapters, books, and blog posts that revolve around her aforementioned research interests.

A true educator at heart, Dr. Glass has 25 years of teaching experience and now consults nationally with teachers, schools, districts, and organizations to revise their instruction and curriculum to be more anti-racism oriented. Dr. Glass is a TED speaker, and co-author of Teaching for Justice and Belonging- A Journey for Educators and Parents. Dr. Glass is an Educational Advisor and Certified Trainer with Brownicity: Many Hues, One Humanity. She co-founded and is the co-director of the Anti-Racism Graduate Certificate Program at UNC Charlotte.