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Creating Safe Spaces for Black Students - Dr. Lauren Mims

Title: Assistant Professor of Applied Psychology 

Tenured: No

Age: 33

Education: B.A., English and psychology, University of Virginia; M.A., child development, Tufts University; and Ph.D., educational psychology, University of Virginia

Career mentors: Black women educators (past and present); Dr. Joanna Lee Williams, Rutgers University; Dr. David Johns, NBJC; Dr. Ellen Pinderhughes, Tufts University; Angela Patton, Girls for a Change; and Eunique Jones Gibson, Because of Them, We Can

Words of wisdom/advice for new faculty members: β€œIn the words of Wilma Rudolph, β€˜never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.’”

For Dr. Lauren Christine Mims, few challenges are more important in public education than creating spaces for Black students to flourish and thrive.

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