PhD, Georgia State University; MA, Howard University; BA, Howard University

Author/Co-author of: Educating Teachers for a Diverse Society: Seeing with the Cultural Eye (2003); In Search of Wholeness: African American Teachers and Their Culturally Specific Classroom Practices (2002); Culturally Responsive Teaching: Lesson Planning for Elementary and Middle Grades (2001); Critical Knowledge for Teachers of Diverse Learners (1997); Growing Up African American in Catholic Schools (1996); Black Students and School Failure (1990)

Dr. Jacqueline Jordan Irvine is Charles Howard Candler Professor Emeritus at Emory University. She also is a visiting professor at the University of Maryland College Park and a visiting scholar at Howard University. Dr. Irvine’s specialization is in multicultural education and urban teacher education, particularly the education of African Americans.

She is an elected member of the National Academy of Education and a recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award for research on Black education from the American Educational Research Association.

Among her honors from Emory University, Irvine received their highest award, the Thomas Jefferson Award, which is given to a faculty member who has significantly enriched the intellectual and civic life of the Emory community. She also received the Distinguished Emory University Faculty Lecture and Award and the student-nominated Excellence in Teaching Graduate Education Award.

Irvine has written numerous books, published many articles and book chapters, and presented hundreds of papers to professional education and community organizations. Her book Black Students and School Failure received an Outstanding Writing Award from the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education and was selected as an Outstanding Academic Book by CHOICE.

AACTE also honored Irvine with the Margaret B. Lindsey Award for Distinguished Research in Teacher Education. They noted that “her research on multicultural education, her training of teachers, as well as her teaching of doctoral students, have made a significant impact on how we can effectively teach children.”

Irvine joined the Kappa Delta Pi Laureate Chapter in 2015.