22ND ANNUAL PA-NAME CONFERENCE
MARCH 6 - 7, 2020
DR. TCHET DEREIC DORMAN AWARD FOR MULTICULTURAL LEADERSHIP /
Due date for complete applications – Friday, February 7, 2020
ABOUT DR. TCHET DEREIC DORMAN
Dr. Tchet Dereic Dorman was an active member of the National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME), including serving as a Regional Representative on NAME’s National Board. and an integral member of NAME’s Pennsylvania chapter – one of NAME’s longest standing chapters. Dr. Dorman helped to resurrect the PA-NAME chapter after several years of inactivity. He served as PA-NAME’s president for many years, and the chapter thrived under his leadership. He collaborated with colleges and universities across the state of Pennsylvania to host the PA-NAME conference. He brought together prominent scholars and K – 16 multicultural educators and leaders to exchange and discuss critical themes related to diversity, equity, and social justice in education.
Dr. Dorman’s leadership and contributions extended beyond PA-NAME and NAME. He was an educator, administrator and organizational leader, having served at a range of institutions, including 15 colleges and universities. For many years, Dr. Dorman served as the Director of the Center for Social Justice and Multicultural Education at Temple University. He participated in and supported the establishment of the inter-group dialogue certificate program at Temple University. He also led the Real Talks events at Temple University and throughout the city of Philadelphia. Dr. Dorman founded Pyramid Consulting Services, a non-profit multi-dimensional emancipatory educational organization. He was also a Senior
Senior Consultant for the Blue Door Group, a consulting firm dedicated to inter-group dialogue facilitation and diversity, inclusion and equity education.
Dr. Dorman embodied the very best of what it means to be a multicultural educator and leader. His knowledge of the field and passion for humanity informed his approach to dialogue. His good-natured sense of humor and infectious disposition created an atmosphere where creativity and cooperation thrived. He possessed a wonderful skill and talent to engage people in deep self-reflection and critical conversation about a wide range of human issues. He built bridges and created spaces where people felt simultaneously safe and challenged to participate in the work of making the world a better place by starting with themselves.
The Dorman Award for Multicultural Leadership is an acknowledgment bestowed upon an individual who actively promotes, contributes to and enhances an inclusive environment in Pennsylvania. This annual award will be granted to an outstanding advocate for multicultural education, equity, and advocacy at the interpersonal, group and institutional level. Eligible applicants can be a K-12 teacher, college faculty member, higher education administrator, community activist, or educational consultant.
The award recipient demonstrates an exceptional understanding of multicultural education and inclusiveness beyond the call of duty as represented by the following criteria:
Enhances inclusion through positive communication between persons of different backgrounds, including such categories as age, socio-economic status, race, gender, sex, sexual orientation, and language.
Uses innovative methods for increasing and valuing diversity through wide-ranging activities
Demonstrates outstanding efforts to promote an environment free from bias and discrimination
Organizes, creates and facilitates various academic or community events promoting diversity, respect, and inclusiveness
Shows a commitment to the advancement of multicultural education within a specific community in and/or across the state of Pennsylvania through research, teaching, service and collaborative partnerships
The Dr. Tchet Dereic Dorman Award for Multicultural Leadership will be presented at PA-NAME’s annual spring conference. The upcoming conference will be held at Cabrini University, (Radnor, PA) March 6 – 7, 2020. Registration, transportation, and one night’s lodging will be covered for the award recipient. In addition, each recipient will be awarded $500.
HOW TO APPLY
To be eligible for this award, the candidate must have participated in one of the last five PA-NAME conferences. To apply, please submit the following:
A single letter of nomination;
Two additional letters of support;
The candidate’s resumé or curriculum vitae; and,
Evidence and/or artifacts that highlight the candidate’s multicultural leadership [such as website, video, news feature, curriculum, publication (book, article, etc.)].
Please place all documents in one pdf file. All nominations should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line, Dorman Award Application. The deadline to submit materials for the Dr. Tchet Dereic Dorman Award for Multicultural Leadership is February 7, 2020.