Gretchen Generett, PhD
Gretchen Givens Generett, PhD, is Dean and Professor in the School of Education and the Noble J. Dick Endowed Chair in Community Outreach at Duquesne University. She is also President of American Educational Studies Association. Her work intermingles educational foundations, African American studies, and feminist studies with more progressive concepts of justice that examine agency, empowerment, and action. Noted as a teacher, qualitative researcher, consultant, and community leader, her work suggests that individual and collective storytelling is instrumental in our efforts to dismantle systemic inequities. Dr. Gretchen Givens Generett is published in both academic and teaching journals. Her most recent work includes the co-authored books, The American dream for students of color: Barriers to educational success (with Amy M. Olson, Ph.D.) and Taking Up Equity Leadership: A Guide for Building Equity-Focused Schools and Systems (with Sharon, I. Radd, Ed.D., Mark A. Gooden, Ph.D., and George Theoharis, Ph.D.). Dr. Generett holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Spelman College and a doctorate in Social Foundations from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.