Anita Casavantes Bradford

Can a research-intensive university also be learning and learner-centered, as dedicated to the quality of students’ educational experience as it is to scholarship, publication, and invention? Anita Casavantes Bradford, UCI professor of Chicano/Latino studies and history and associate dean of faculty development and diversity in social sciences, and Steven Mintz, professor of history at the University of Texas Austin, discuss how R1s can support their faculty to find fulfillment in meaningful research and as transformative teachers and mentors can suggest some answers... “Education saved my life, both by giving me a path to a career and by helping make sense of the world and my place in it. I try really hard to serve both those ends when teaching and mentoring my students,” says Casavantes Bradford.

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