Dr. Rebecca dupas
After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in English from Towson University, Dr. Dupas earned a Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction and a Doctoral degree in Post-Secondary and Adult Education from Capella University. She is an educator and a life-long learner with 25 years of combined experience in the traditional and non-traditional classroom.
From earning her teaching certificate from a predominantly White college to being educated in and then teaching in predominantly Black secondary classrooms to now teaching Holocaust history to diverse audiences here and abroad, Dr. Dupas has garnered lessons and experiences that are rich in both pedagogy and cultural competence. Dr. Dupas values supportive learning environments where diversity is celebrated and optimized in ways that contribute to the learning experience.
Her dissertation "White Teachers in Urban Schools" is a qualitative research study that explores what White teachers report as contributions from preservice diversity training to their abilities with racially diverse learners. Through her research, she has explored the successes and failures that participants report in their own learning and teaching and look for opportunities to not only apply those lessons to her own teaching but to the field of education at large.