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Dr. Amber Jean-Marie Pabon

Biography: Dr. Amber Jean-Marie Pabon is a qualitative researcher of two strands of scholarship: the life histories of teachers and teacher preparation. Dr. Pabon began her career teaching secondary English Language Arts in Brooklyn and earned her doctorate in urban education from the City University New York (CUNY) Graduate Center. After a position as an assistant professor of Language, Literacy and Culture in the School of Education with affiliations in Gender, Sexuality and Women's studies and the Center for Urban Education, Dr. Pabon began her role as assistant professor of Secondary Education at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.  She has published in The Multidisciplinary Journal of Education Research, The Journal of Negro EducationEquity, Excellence and Education, and Urban Education. Dr. Pabon has also presented her research at several major conferences including the International Conference on Urban Education, the National Council on Black Studies, the National Council of Teachers of English, and the American Educational Research Association.



• B.A. in sociocultural anthropology - UCLA

• Master's of Education - English - Brooklyn College

• Master's of Urban Education - The Graduate Center, City University New


• Doctorate in Urban Education - The Graduate Center, City University

  New York 

Selected Publications:

Pabon, A. (2017). Becoming a critical teacher educator when

      #Blacklivesmatter. In J. Justice & B. Tenore (Eds.), Becoming

      critical teacher educators: Narratives of disruption, possibility

      and praxis. New York: Routledge.  

Pabon, A. (2016). In hindsight and now again: Black male teachers' 

      recollections and reflections on the suffering of Black male youth. 

      Race, Ethnicity & Education.    

Pabon, A. (2014). Waiting for Black Superman: A look at a problematic

      assumption about Black male teachers. Urban Education.    

Milner, R., Pabon, A., Woodson, A., & McGee, E. (2013). Teacher

      education and Black male students in the United

      States. Multidisciplinary Journal of Educational Research, 3(3),




• American Educational Research Association (AERA)

• American Educational Studies Association (AESA)

• National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

• NCTE Black Caucus -Executive secretary

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