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80 Elizabeth Peterson

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1957 - January 26th, 2009


 



Personal Data

 

Deceased at the young age of 52 after losing a 6 month battle with lung cancer. 

Survived by husband, Herman Potts, son, Aaron Potts, two sisters and several nieces and nephews.

 

Education

 

B.A.   Wesleyan University, Oh  1921

 

M.A.   Ohio State University, Oh 1922

 

Ph.D. Ohio State University, Oh 1924 

 

Employment

 

9/02-2008 Co-Director Gidwitz Center for Urban Policy and Community Development
1/01-9/02 Associate Professor Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life –Clemson University
8/91-1/01 Assistant & Associate Professor Instruction and Teacher Education – University of South Carolina
10/89-8/91 Consultant and Coordinator of the National Issues ForumsLiteracy Project - Forums, Dayton, Ohio
1988 - 1989 Coordinator of Adult Basic Skills and Literacy – Midwest Women’s Center in Chicago
1986 - 1988 Coordinator and Field Consultant – Northern Illinois University
1981 - 1986 Teacher, Elementary Grade Four - Indianapolis Public Schools

 

Membership and Professional Organizations

 

Steering Committee: Adult Education Research Conference (2005-2007) 

 

Executive Committee: Commission of Professors of Adult Education(1995-1997)

 

Member: American Association for Adult and Continuing Education

 

Editorial Review Board: Adult Learning (2001-2004)

 

Member: Commission of Professors of Adult Education

 

Awards and Honors

 

 

Life Membership Award - In Recognition of Professional Leadership and Exemplary Service, presented at the Tri-State Community Education

 

Conference, Asheville, NC. May, 1996.

 

Outstanding Graduate Research Award, June 1991

 

Kappa Delta Pi, Spring 1990

 

Illinois Consortium for Educational Opportunity Program (ICEOP Fellow),

1989 -1990

 

Publications 

 

Peterson, Elizabeth. (1992, November). African American Women: A Study of Will and Success. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 122 pps. In print.

 

Peterson, Elizabeth. (2002, Fall). Freedom Road: Adult Education of African Americans. (Editor) 2nd Revised edition. Malabar, FL: Krieger & Company. Co-published by the American Association of Adult & Continuing Education, Washington, DC.

 

Peterson, Elizabeth. (1996, Spring). Freedom Road: Adult Education of African Americans. Malabar, FL: Krieger & Company. Co-published by the American Association of Adult & Continuing Education, Washington, DC. 245

 

Peterson, E. and Jones, A. (2001, Fall) .Women, Journal Writing and the Reflective Process. in English, L. and Gillen, M. (eds.) Promoting Journal 11 Writing in Adult Education. New Directions For Adult and Continuing Education, San-Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 

 

Sparks, B. and Peterson, E. (2000, Fall) "Adult Basic Education" in Hayes, E. and Wilson, A. Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education, San Francisco, Wiley Press.  

 

Peterson, E. (1999) "Creating a Culturally Relevant Dialogue for African American Adult Educators," in Talmadge Guy (ed.) Culturally Relevant Adult

Education. New Directions in Adult and Continuing Education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

 

Peterson, Elizabeth A. (1996, Spring). Fanny Coppin, Mary Shadd Cary and Charlotte Grimke: Three African American Women Who Made a Difference. In Elizabeth A. Peterson (Ed.), Freedom Road: Adult Education of African Americans. Malabar, FL: Krieger & Company.

 

Peterson, Elizabeth A. (Fall, 1996). Our Students, Ourselves: Lessons of Challenge and Hope From The African American Community. In The Future

of Community-Based Literacy, Peggy Sissel, (ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass

 

Peterson, E. (Spring, 1997). African American Women and the Emergence of Self Will: The Use of Phenomenological Research. In Collecting Treasures:

Narrative Research with Black Women. Kim Marie Vaz, (ed.). Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE. 

 

Professional Interest Area

 

Adult Basic Education

African American Adults & Education

Black Women & Education 

 

Major Contributions to Adult Education

 

Was the first to introduce critical race theory to adult education through her chapter, Creating a Culturally Relevant Dialogue for African American Adult Educators, which was published in 1999 in the Culturally Relevant Adult Education-New Directions in Adult and Continuing Education (edited by Talmadge Guy). 

 

Additional Resources

Articles

 

Photo Gallery-

Younger photo placed into the Chicago Tribune in memory of the late Dr. Peterson.

 

Video/Audio

 

 

 

Books

 


References 

 

Image. (2009, January 29). Obituary. The Chicago Tribune on the web. 

     http://www.c (2012).hicagotribune.com/news/obituaries

 

Seattle University School of Law. About the Authors (paragraph 18). 

     http://www.law.seattleu.edu/x7780.xml (2012).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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