James A. Banks Kerry and Linda Killinger Endowed Chair in Diversity Studies and Founding Director of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington, Seattle
James A. Banks holds the Kerry and Linda Killinger Endowed Chair in Diversity Studies and is the founding director of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington, Seattle. He is a past president of the American Educational Research Association and of the National Council for the Social Studies. He is a specialist in social studies education and multicultural education and has written widely in these fields. His books include Teaching Strategies for Ethnic Studies; Cultural Diversity and Education: Foundations, Curriculum, and Teaching; Educating Citizens in a Multicultural Society; and Race, Culture, and Education: The Selected Works of James A. Banks. Professor Banks is the editor of the Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education; The Routledge International Companion to Multicultural Education; Diversity and Citizenship Education: Global Perspectives; and the Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education. He is also the editor of the Multicultural Education Series of books published by Teachers College Press, Columbia University. He is a recipient of the Social Justice Award from the American Educational Research Association for a lifetime of research that advances social justice. He has been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and the Tish Distinguished Visiting Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. Professor Banks is a member of the National Academy of Education and a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association. His books have been translated into Greek, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Turkish, and Arabic.