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Amena Anderson

 Amena AndersonAmena Anderson, Assistant Director, ADVANCE Center

Assistant Professor of Practice
Assistant Director of the WVU ADVANCE Center
Master Facilitator

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Team Takes on Amena

Resides purposefully and methodologically in the worlds of theory and practice

Quickly translates critical ideas and concepts to diverse audiences for the purpose of mobilizing for social justice

A talented qualitative researcher whose thorough interrogation of data reveals individual and collective insights that illuminate new paths of inquiry

Reframes our thinking and deepens our understanding

An educator in a system of oppression is either a revolutionary or an oppressor 

—Lerone Bennett, Jr.

Contributions to the team:

As Assistant Professor of Practice and Assistant Director of the ADVANCE Center, Amena enriches the Team’s dynamic as both a leadership scholar and seasoned educational leader-practitioner. Her interpretation and application of critical social theories pertaining to race, gender, organizations and leadership add nuance to our collective understanding, constructively challenge our already rigorous and robust design processes, and inform initiatives like the ADVANCE Change Agent Course, and other equity-promoting faculty/graduate-student professional development offerings.

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