Erin Blasko | August 21, 2019
Maria McKenna and Richard Pierce have been appointed co-directors of the AnBryce Scholars Initiative at the University of Notre Dame, a scholar leaders program supporting first-generation college students who demonstrate great promise in the face of challenging life circumstances.
McKenna is an associate professor of the practice for the Education, Schooling and Society Program and the Department of Africana Studies.
She has a doctor of philosophy in educational foundations. Her research interests include qualitative research methodologies with children, youth empowerment and the social, philosophical and cultural contexts of American education.
Pierce is an associate professor of history in the departments of history and Africana studies who specializes in the urban experience of African Americans.
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