Book edited by Georgia Southern professors included in higher education magazine compilation

Tori Collins

A book edited by two Georgia Southern University professors was included  in a January compilation of 10 “Selected New Books on Higher Education” in “The Chronicle of Higher Education.”

The book, “Promoting Social Justice through the Scholarship of Teaching,” was edited by Delores Liston, curriculum, foundations and reading professor, Ph.D., and Regina Rahimi, middle grades and secondary education associate professor.

“It was a great honor to have my book with Regina Rahimi selected for this list of books in the Chronicle of Higher Education,” Liston said in an email.

The book is a collection of contributions by a diverse selection of educators and scholars about how educators and students can promote equity and social justice across multiple disciplines, according to news.georgiasouthern.edu. 

“Regina Rahimi and I worked on this publication for about three years, starting with sending out a call for potential chapters and proposal to the publisher in the Fall of 2014 and Spring 2015, and culminating in publication in late Fall 2017,” Liston said in an email.

The contributions offer observations related to educational ethics, marginalized groups, community service and activism, counter narratives and a range of classroom practices.

Despite some authors having skills in a variety of disciplines and employing a variety of theoretical frameworks, Liston and Ramihi are linked by the confidence that education should improve lives by promoting equity and social justice.

The pair dedicated the book to Lorraine Gilpin, a former GS colleague who passed away in 2014. Liston and Rahimi continued Gilpin’s work, which explored social justice issues within the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Liston and Rahimi are already planning to work together on future projects.

“We would like to produce a follow-up volume on SoTL and social justice some time over the next five years,” Liston said. “Additionally, Rahimi and I are joining with Amee Adkins to explore aspects of youth trauma and violence. We see this as deeply connected to social justice.”

Tori Collins, The George-Anne Daily Reporter, [email protected]