Eva Zygmunt Profile Photo
Start: April 17, 2024 3 p.m.
End: April 17, 2024 4 p.m.
The final event in the 2023-2024 Teachers College Dean’s Series takes place on April 17, 2024, from 3-4 p.m., in TC 1008, where Dr. Eva Zygmunt will present: “Redefining Radical Reciprocity in Community-Engaged Teacher Preparation.”

This presentation chronicles the longstanding relationship between Ball State Teachers College and Muncie’s Whitely neighborhood, specifically elevating and celebrating the voice, choice, and self-determinism of a community committed to ensuring an education for its children grounded in its deeply rooted cultural wealth. The evolution of this partnership will be profiled, with particular attention to the sustainability of a novel and promising paradigm for the preparation of community teachers.

Dr. Eva Zygmunt, the Helen Gant Elmore Distinguished Professor, has worked in the fields of early childhood and elementary education for the last 30 years, with a focus on teaching and learning that is community-engaged, culturally responsive, socially-just, and equity-focused. She has been most recently honored with the James and Marilyn Carey Community Service Award (2024), but has also been recognized with The Martin Luther King, Jr. Heritage Award (2021), the Ball State Teachers College Outstanding Research Award (2019), and the Indiana Commission on Higher Education Gerald Bepko Faculty Community Engagement Award (2019), just to name a few.