Categories: Open to the Public
Shirley Brice Heath
Start: December 13, 2018 7 p.m.
End: December 13, 2018
Location: Fine Arts Building Recital Hall

Shirley Brice Heath will be speaking on "My Granny's Wishbone Pin and Other Tales of Hope" as part of the Teachers College Centennial Events. Dr. Heath is an an­thropological linguist whose research and writing center on language acquisition and literate behaviors in various sociocultural contexts, as well as on the role of literature in language socialization and forms of literacy.

After receiving her bachelor's degree from Lynchburg College, she earned her master's degree from Ball State University, and went on to earn a Ph.D. from Columbia. Her studies in minority-language commu­nities focus on how commu­nity members learn oral and written language. Dr. Heath is a Professor-at-Large at Brown University; the director of Creative Partnerships, an international enquiry network; and the Margery Bailey Profes­sor of English and Dramatic Literature and professor of linguistics, emerita at Stanford University.

Dr. Heath will be receiving an honorary doctorate during the Fall 2018 commencement ceremony.