Kenneth Fasching-Varner

Kenneth (Kenny) Varner, PhD

Shirley B. Barton Endowed Associate Professor  

Critical Race Theory, Multiculturalism, International Education, Foundations of Education, Curriculum Theory, Elementary Education
Director, LSU Teaching in Chile Study Abroad Program
Bachelor's Degree(s): Elementary and Inclusive Education with concentration in Spanish, Niagara University, 2001
Master's Degree: Master of Science in Literacy, St. John Fisher College, 2003
PhD: Language, Literacy, and Culture, The Ohio State University, 2009

Telephone: (225) 578-2918
Cell Phone: (225) 916-7615
Email: varner@lsu.edu
Office: 217 Peabody Hall

 

Biography

Fasching-Varner’s areas of scholarly expertise and interest center on the intersections related to identity in globalized contexts. Varner examines the nature of White Racial Identity (WRI), Critical Race Theory (CRT), and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy as well as the role of international education, neo-liberalism, and educational foundations within global contexts. He is the author of over 65 publications including articles in the journals Teacher’s College Record, Educational Foundations, Democracy in Education, and Social Identities: Journal for the Studies of Race, Nation, and Culture among others, and has edited and authored 13 books related to these areas of expertise. Varner studied Language, Literacy, and Culture with a focus on Critical Race Theory and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy at The Ohio State University in Columbus Ohio and is a faculty member of the Curriculum Theory Project (serving as interim co-director fall of 2018).

Areas of Interest

Focus Areas: Urban Education, International Education, Curriculum Theory/Foundations of Education, Critical Race Theory, Multiculturalism, Elementary Education 


Co-Director, LSU Teaching in Chile Study Abroad Program
Chair, LSU Internationalization Committee
Chair, College of Human Sciences Awards and Recognition Committee
Co- Editor in Chief, Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education
Program Co-Chair, American Education Research Association Division K

Varner Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

Books

Hayes, C., Fasching-Varner, K.J., Eisworth, H., White-Smith, K. (2018). Student teachers as autoethnographers. Leiden, NL: Brill.

Fasching-Varner, K.J., Tobin, K., Lentz, S. (Eds.) (2018). #BRokenPromises, Black deaths, and blue ribbons: Understanding, complicating, and transcending police-community violence. Leiden, NL: Brill.

Clark, C.E., Vandehei, A., Fasching-Varner, K.J., & Haddad, Z.M. (Eds). (2018). Multicultural curriculum transformation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Lanham, MD: Lexington.

Martin, L.L., Fasching-Varner, K.J., Hayward, H. (Eds.) (2017). Race, population studies, and America’s public schools: A critical demography perspective of racial and educational inequity. Lanham, MD: Lexington Press.

Martin, L.L., Fasching-Varner, K.J., Hartlep, N.D. (2017). Pay to play: Race and the perils of the college sports industrial complex. Westport, CT: Praeger.

Fasching-Varner, K.J., Martin, L.L., Mitchell, R.W., Daneshzadeh, A. (Eds.) (2017). Understanding, dismantling, and disrupting the prison-to-school pipeline. Lanham, MD: Lexington Press.

Martin, L.L., Hayward, H., Fasching-Varner, K.J. (Eds.) (2016). After the storm: Militarization, occupation, and segregation in post-Katrina America. Westport, CT: Praeger.

Fasching-Varner, K.J., Hartlep, N.D., Martin, L.L., Hayes, C., Mitchell, R.W., & *Allen-Mitchell, C.A. (Eds.). (2015). The assault on communities of color: Exploring the realities of race based violence. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

Fasching-Varner, K.J., Albert, K.A., Mitchell, R.W., & *Allen, C.A. (Eds.) (2015). Racial battle fatigue in higher education: Exposing the myth of post-racial America. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

Fasching-Varner, K.J., Reynolds, R., Albert, K.A., & Martin, L.L. (Eds.) (2014). Trayvon Martin, race, and "American justice:" Writing wrong. Rotterdam, NL: Sense Publishers.

Fasching-Varner, K.J., Eisworth, H.B., Mencer, T.H, *Cho, D.R., Murray, M.C., & *Morton, B.C. (Eds.). (2013). Student teaching: A journey in narrative. Rotterdam, NL: Sense Publishers.

 

Peer Reviewed Articles

Fasching-Varner, K.J., Denny, R.K., Stewart, L.M, Stone, M.P., Albornoz, C.F., Mora, R., Olave, F., Yacoman, M., Yang, S., Denny, M.  (2018 – In Press). Love in a glocal world: Living and learning to teach through study abroad. Multicultural Perspectives.

Green, D., Pulley, T., Jackson, M., Martin, L. L., & Fasching-Varner, K. J. (2018). Mapping the margins and searching for higher ground: Examining the marginalization of black female graduate students at PWIs. Gender and Education, 30(3), 295-309. [print].

Martin, L.L., & Fasching-Varner, K.J. (2017). Race, residential segregation, and the death of democracy: Education and the myth of post-racialism. Democracy and Education, 25(1), 1-10.

*Jackson, M., *Green, D., Martin, L.L., & Fasching-Varner, K.J. (2016). Band-aids don’t fix bullet holes: A response to “We were there too.” Democracy and Education, 24(2), 1-10.

*Green, D., *Pulley, T., *Jackson, M., Martin, L.L., & Fasching-Varner, K.J. (2016). Mapping the margins and searching for higher ground: Examining the marginalization of Black female graduate students at PWIs. Gender and Education, 28(6), 1-15. [online].

Seriki, V.D., Brown, C.T., & Fasching-Varner, K.J. (2015). The permanence of racism in teacher education. Teachers College Record, 117(14), 74-102.

Hayes, C. & Fasching-Varner, K.J. (2015). Racism 2.0 and the death of social and cultural foundations of education: A critical conversation. Journal of Educational Foundations, 28(1), 113-130.

Fasching-Varner, K.J., Mitchell, R.W., Martin, L.L., & Bennett-Haron, K.P. (2014). Beyond school-to prison pipeline and toward an educational and penal realism. Equity and Excellence in Education, 47(4), 5-24.

Martin, L.L., Fasching-Varner, K., Quinn, M., & *Jackson, M. (2014). Racism, rodeos, and the misery industries of Louisiana.
Journal of Pan African Studies, 7(6), 60-83.

Fasching-Varner, K.J. (2014). “Uhh you know,” don’t you?: White racial bonding in the narratives of white pre-service teachers.
The Journal of Educational Foundations, 27(3/4), 21-41.

*Lanuax, C., *Vice, K., & Fasching-Varner, K.J. (2014). Center learning in a first-grade classroom. Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 16(1), 1-10.
Fasching-Varner, K.J., & Mitchell, R.W. (2013). Capturing the moment to debunk the crisis. Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 10(2), 124-127.

 

Book Chapters

Fasching-Varner, K.J. (2018 – In press). Crossing back through the river: Honoring the pathway to advance the journey. In A.T. Kemp (Ed.) Dignity of the calling: Educators share the beginnings of their journeys. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Mitchell, R. W., Mitchell, C. A., Whitmore Jr, J. W., & Fasching-Varner, K. J. (2018). Diversity on campus and the Chief Diversity Officer: Purpose and preparation. In J. Blanchard (Ed) Controversies on Campus: Debating the Issues Confronting American Universities in the 21st Century, (pp.. 76-98). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

*Morton, B.C., *Jackson, M.J., *Frazier, M.M. & Fasching-Varner, K.J. (2017). Roadblock in the mirror: Recommendations for overcoming the cultural disability of whiteness in nonwhite educational spaces. In C. Warren and S. Hancock (Eds.) White women’s work (pp. 3-18). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Martin, L.L., Fasching-Varner, K.J., &*Jackson, M. (2016). A tale of two cities: Race and wealth inequality in the new south. In
L.L. Martin, H. Horton, & K.J. Fasching-Varner (Eds.) After the storm: Militarization, occupation and segregation in post- Katrina America (pp. 1-18). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Fasching-Varner, K.J. (2016). Loaded-God complex: Engaging educational and penal realism in post-Katrina times. In L.L. Martin, H. Horton, & K.J. Fasching-Varner (Eds.) After the storm: Militarization, occupation and segregation in post-Katrina America (pp. 33-40). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Martin, L.L. & Fasching-Varner, K.J. (2016). Can you hear me now? Race, call-ins, and the myth of public accountability. In L.L. Martin, H. Horton, & K.J. Fasching-Varner (Eds.) After the storm: Militarization, occupation and segregation in post-Katrina America (pp. 69-72). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Fasching-Varner, K.J. (2016). Resisting the espirit de corps: White challenging whiteness. In N.D. Hartlep and C. Hayers (Eds.), Unhooking from whiteness: Resisting the espirit de corps (pp. 35-46). Rotterdam, NE: Sense Publishers.

Fasching-Varner, K.J., Sulentic Dowell, M.-M., Mitchell, R.W., *Lindbom-Cho, D.R. (2014). Elizabeth Ellsworth. In S. Totten and J.E. Pedersen (Eds.) Educating about social issues in the 20th and 21st Centuries: A critical annotated bibliography, Vol.  4 (pp.383-402). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishers.

*Lindbom-Cho, D.R., *Edwards, K.W., Fasching-Varner, K.J., & Mitchell, R.W. (2014). Critical feminism. In S. Totten and J.E. Pedersen (Eds.) Educating about social issues in the 20th and 21st Centuries: A critical annotated bibliography, Vol. 4 (pp.35-50). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishers.

*Wooten, S.C., *Mitchell, R., Fasching-Varner, K.J., & Mitchell, R.W. (2014). Christine Sleeter. In S. Totten and J.E. Pedersen (Eds.) Educating about social issues in the 20th and 21st Centuries: A critical annotated bibliography, Vol. 4 (pp.299-322).Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishers.

Fasching-Varner, K.J. (2014). (Re)searching whiteness: New considerations in studying and researching whiteness. In A.D. Dixson (Ed.) Researching race in education: Policy, practice, and qualitative research (pp. 153-168). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishers.

Fasching-Varner, K.J., & Mitchell, R. (2013). CRT’s challenge to educator’s articulation of abstract liberal perspectives of purpose. In M. Lynn & A. Dixson (Eds.), Handbook of Critical Race Theory in Education (pp. 355-367). New York, NY: Routledge.

Stowers, G., Fasching-Varner, K., Brimhall-Vargas, M., & Clark, C. (2013). Through the looking glass to ourselves: Developing the online multicultural and bilingual teacher education classroom. In G. Eby & T. Volkan-Yuzer (Eds.), Project management approaches for online learning design (pp. 258–270). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.

Fasching-Varner, K.J., Sulentic Dowell, M.M., Bickmore, D., & Bickmore, S. (2013). Recentering the hook: Auto-ethnographic intersections of whiteness in education. In C. Hayes & N. Hartlep (Eds.), Unhooking from Whiteness: The Key to Dismantling Racism in the United States (pp. 71-92). Rotterdam, NL: Sense Publishers.

Selected Presentations

(Inter)national Professional Meetings and Conferences

Fasching-Varner, K.J., Tobin, K., Hayes, S.D., Troutman, S., Clark, C., Eisworth, H., Stone, M.P. (2018, April 15). Beyond “free” or “reduced” dreams and possibilities: Understanding disconnects in culturally relevant education. Paper presentation at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. New York, NY.

Shaffer, M., Tobin, K., Fasching-Varner, K.J. (2018, April 14). Black students at primarily white institutions: School size and geographic location as context. Roundtable presentation at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. New York, NY.

Fasching-Varner, K.J., Ayers, W.C., Ford, D.Y., Kinloch, V., Kumashiro, J. Steinberg, S.R., Stovall, D.O. (2018, April 13). Resist, (re)imagine, (re)build: A critical conversation on freedom of speech and speaking of freedom. Invited symposium presentation at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. New York, NY.

Fasching-Varner, K.J., Clark, C. (2017, November 3). Broken promises: Black deaths, blue ribbons, a new framework of community engagement in urban centers. Paper presentation at the National Association of Multicultural Educators Annual Meeting. Salt Lake City, UT.

Martin, L.L., Albornoz, C., Fasching-Varner, K.J., Landry-Thomas, K., Yau, T., Yang, S., & Vu, C. (2017, April, 30). Different ships, same boat: Examining racial battle fatigue among women academic of color and allies. Paper presentation at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX.

Niesz, T. & Fasching-Varner, K.J., (2017, April 28). Division K: Successful proposal submission and reviewing tips from section co-chairs. Invited session at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX.

Fasching-Varner, K.J., Bennett-Haron, K., & Martin, L.L. (2017, April 28). Prison-to-school pipeline: Framing considerations. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX.

Fasching-Varner, K.J., Clark, C.E., & Martin, L.L. (2017, April 27). Scratchin’ and-a survivin:’ Contradictions of diversity as action at the frontlines of the neo-democratic. Paper session at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX.

Ford, D.Y. & Fasching-Varner, K.J. (2017, April, 26-27). Guiding early career faculty toward tenure: A mentoring approach. Invited pre-conference session at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX.

Fasching-Varner, K.J., & Desmarchelier, R. (2017, January, 31). Critical pedagogy and love: Establishing, building, and nurturing community making educational activistademics. Paper session at the Annual Conference of Academic Research in Education. Las Vegas, NV.

Fasching-Varner, K.J. & Martin, L.L. (2017, January, 31). Margin mapping: Understanding Black female graduate students and faculty advisors at PWIs through autoethnographic case studies. Paper session at the 29th Annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference. Las Vegas, NV.

Martin, L.L. & Fasching-Varner, K.J. (2017, January, 31). Pay to play: Race and the perils of the college sports industrial complex. Paper presentation at the 28th Annual American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences. Las Vegas, NV.

Irizarry, J., Fasching-Varner, K.J., Dalila Carlo, V, & Clark, C.E. (2016, November 10). Sharing social and cultural capital to support diverse peoples’ movement into and success in tenure-track and tenured faculty positions in higher education. Invited session at the National Association of Multicultural Educators Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH.

Fasching-Varner, K.J. (2016, October 7). Viviendo en el mundo GLOCAL: Aprendiendo con amor y sentipensante. PaperPresentation at the 8th Annual Congress on Critical Pedagogy and Transformative Leadership. Barcelona, Spain.

White-Smith, K.A., Greitz Miller, R., Anderson, J.L., Jong, C., Carver, C.L., Mangin, M.M., Carothers, S.C., Hucks, D.C., Fasching- Varner, K.J., Fennimore, B.S., Wasell, B.A., Kim, J.E., van Es, E.A., Axelrod, Y., Dubetz, N.E., Mensah, F.M., Ramirez, P.C., Jimenez-Silva, Neapolitan, J.E., Rutter, A.L., Sawyer, R.D., Lee, V.J., Anderson K.A., Flennaugh, T.K., & Terry, L.M. (2016, April 11). AERA 2017? You only have a year to get your next proposal ready: Meeting with Division K Section Chairs. Invited Symposium Session for Division K at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Washington, DC.

Allen, C.A., Fasching-Varner, K.J., Mitchell, R.W., Clark, C.E., Martin, L.L., &*Corie, S.K. (2016, April 9). Is it democratic to hurt our souls? Racial battle fatigue in higher education. Paper presentation for the Committee on Scholars of Color in Education at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Washington, DC.

Fasching-Varner, K.J., Ayers, W., Ayers, R., Matias, C., Montoya, R. Carey, R.L., Martin, L., Clark, C., & Daneshzadeh, A. (2016, April 8). Assaults on communities of color: Transacademic exploration of the realities of race-based violence. Symposium session for Critical Educators for Social Justice Special Interest Group at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Washington, DC.

Mthethwa-Sommers, S.N., Fasching-Varner, K.J., & Clark, C.E. (2016, April 8). Resistance and democracy in teacher education: Understanding the complexity of pre-service teacher resistance to diversity and multiculturalism. Roundtable presentation for the Lives of Teachers Special Interest Group at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Washington, DC.

Fasching-Varner, K.J. (2016, February 2). Children can't be free or reduced: Culturally relevant educator identity in qualitative research. Paper presentation at the 28th Annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference. Las Vegas, NV.

Fasching-Varner, K.J. (2016, February 2). Fighting for our lives in higher education: Exploring racial battle fatigue from a multilevel approach. Poster presentation at the 19th Annual Conference of the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences. Las Vegas, NV.

Fasching-Varner, K.J., Mitchell, R.W., Martin, L.L., *Pulley, T., & *Landry-Thomas, K. (2015, October 2). Beyond school-to- prison pipeline and toward an educational and penal realism. Panel presentation for the Annual Conference of the National Association of Multicultural Educators. New Orleans, LA.

Fasching-Varner, K.J. (2015, August 22). Loaded God complex, cock it and pull it!: Untangling the unnatural disaster of educational reform and the prison-to-school pipeline in post-Katrina Louisiana. Paper presentation for the Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.

Martin, L.L., & Fasching-Varner, K.J. (2015, August 21). A tale of two cities: Race and wealth inequality in the new south. Paper presentation for the Association of Black Sociologists Annual Conference. Chicago, IL.

Eisworth, H.B., Fasching-Varner, K.J., & Morton, B.C. (2015, April 18). The journey from student to teacher: Narratives from the field. Roundtable presentation for the Lives of Teachers Special Interest Group at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference. Chicago, IL.

Fasching-Varner, K.J., Mthethwa-Sommers, S.N., & Clark, C.E. (2015, April 18). Toward justice for all: Approaches to cut through preservice teacher resistance to diversity and multiculturalism. Paper presentation for the Multicultural/Multiethnic Education Special Interest Group at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference. Chicago, IL.

Fasching-Varner, K.J., Mitchell, R.W., Albert, K.A., & Allen, C. (2015, April 17). You can’t have our souls: The realities of racial battle fatigue in higher education. Paper presentation for the Critical Educators for Social Justice Special Interest Group at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference. Chicago, IL.

Fasching-Varner, K.J., Mitchell, R.W., Eisworth, H.B., & Morton, B.C. (2015, April 17). Lunch may be free and reduced, but children can’t be: Culturally relevant education and teacher identity. Roundtable presentation for the Lives of Teachers Special Interest Group at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference. Chicago, IL.

Anderson, J.L., Jong, C., Carver, C.L., Mangin, M.M., Carothers, S.C., Fasching-Varner, K.J, Hucks, D.C., Fennimore, B.S., Wassell, B.A., Axelrod, Y., Kim, J.E., Russell, D., Dubetz, N.E., Mensah, F.M., Ramirez, P.C., Salinas, C.S., Neapolitan, J.E., Rutter, Al.L., Sawyer, R.D., Anderson, K.A., Howard, K.E., Flennaugh, T.K., & Kirkland, D.E., (2015, April 16). AERA 2016? It’s not too early to think about your next proposal. Invited presentation for the Teaching and Teacher Education Division (K) at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference. Chicago, IL.

Fasching-Varner, K.J. (2015, March 21). A reality not an imaginary: Assaults on communities of color. Paper presentation for the Critical Media Literacy Conference. Bloomington/Normal, IL.

Eisworth, H.B., & Fasching-Varner, K.J. (2015, February 9). Paper presentation for the 27th Annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference. Las Vegas, NV.

Fasching-Varner, K.J. (2014, August 18). Education in New Orleans ten years after Katrina – an unnatural disaster: Understanding the predatory greed of neo-liberalism and racism in the ‘pre’post-racial. Paper presentation for the Critical and Activist Conference of the Society for the Study of Social Problems at the American Sociological Annual Meetings. San Francisco, CA.

Goodwin, A.L, Anderson, J.L., Carothers, S.C., Fasching-Varner, K.J., Hucks D., Machado, C., Miller, s.j., Miller, R., Neopolitan, J.E., & Patel, L. (2014, April 7). Finding your voice at AERA 2015: An open forum with Division K section co-chairs. Invited presentation for the Teaching and Teacher Education Division (K) at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA.

Fasching-Varner, K.J., Denny, R.K., Denny M., *Saal, L.K., *Rice, D.K., *Cho, D.R., & *Mitchell, R.P. (2014, April 4). Innovative practice: Bilingual student teaching experience in Chile. Poster presentation for the Division G Social Context of Education Division at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA.

Fasching-Varner, K.J., Mitchell, R.W., *Klein, D.J., & *Cho, D.R. (2014, April 4). The power of resistance: Intersecting policy and practice toward transformational practice. Roundtable paper presentation for Lives of Teachers Special Interest Group at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA.

Fasching-Varner, K.J. (2014, March 22). Hoodies, and skittles, and tea, oh my!: Reading race and American justice. Paper presentation for the Critical Media Literacy Conference. Bloomington/Normal, IL.

Eisworth, H.B., & Fasching-Varner, K. (2014, February 11). Teacher narrative as a means of professional development: A case study examining the journey of nine pre-service teachers. Poster presentation for the 26th Annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference. Las Vegas, NV.

Fasching-Varner, K. (2014, February 11). We can’t give much more and you can’t have our souls: The role of auto ethnography in combating racial battle fatigue. Poster presentation for the 26th Annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference. Las Vegas, NV.

Mitchell, R.W., & Fasching-Varner, K. (2013, October 19). Racial Battle Fatigue in Higher Education. Paper presentation for the 34th Annual Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice. Dayton, OH.

Clark, C., Brimhall-Vargas, M., Fasching-Varner, K.J., & Sulentic Dowell, M.M. (2013, May 30). Occupying the academy: Just how important is diversity work in higher education? Symposium presentation for the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA.

Fasching-Varner, K.J., & *Lindbom-Cho, D.R. (2013, April 29). Beyond a pedagogy of poverty: Understanding, exploring, and dismantling resistance in teacher education preparation. Roundtable session for the Critical Educators of Social Justice Special Interest Group at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Fasching-Varner, K.J., & Mitchell, R.W. (2013, April 28). Critical Race Theory’s challenge to educators’ articulation of abstract liberal perspectives of purpose. Paper presentation for the Teaching and Teacher Education Division (K) at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference: San Francisco, CA.

Fasching-Varner, K.J., & Dodo-Seriki, V.C. (2013, April 28). Moving beyond free and reduced pedagogy. Paper presentation for the Teaching and Teacher Education Division (K) at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference: San Francisco, CA.

Awards

Non Funded Awards

College of Human Sciences and Education Engagment Award (2016)
Louisiana State University Schumacher Service Learning Award (2016)
College of Human Sciences and Education Diversity Award (2015)
College of Human Sciences and Education Early Career Award (2013)
 

Funded Awards

Office of Research and Economic Development Faculty Travel (2018)
Dean’s Research and Travel Grant (2018)
Dean’s Circle: International Scholars in Residence (2018)
Dean’s Internationalization Grant (2018) (Chile)
Dean’s Auxiliary Travel Fund (2017) (New York City)
Office of Research and Economic Development Faculty Travel (2017)
Shirley B. Barton Endowed Professorship (2017-2018)
Dean’s Auxiliary Travel Fund (2016) (Barcelona)
Office of Research and Economic Development Faculty Travel (2016)
Teaching Enhancement Fund (2016)
Dean’s Internationalization Grant (2016) (Chile)
Dean’s Circle Grant: Scholars in Residence Program (2016)
Dean’s Auxiliary Travel Grant (2016)
Faculty Development Travel Grant (2016)
Shirley B. Barton Endowed Professorship (2016-2017)
Dean’s Internationalization Grant (2016) (Germany)
Shirley B. Baton Endowed Professorship (2015-2016)
Dean’s Auxiliary Travel Grant (2015-2016)
Faculty Development Travel Grant
Louisiana State University Rising Researcher Award (2015)
Dean’s Circle Grant: Critical Academic Mentoring Program (2015)
Teaching Enhancement Grant (2015)
Dean’s Internationalization Grant (2014-2015) (Chile)
Dean’s Auxiliary Travel Grant (2015)
Shirley B. Barton Endowed Professorship (2014-2015)
Dean’s Circle Grant: Mentor Teacher Professional Development (2014)
Dean’s Circle Grant: Costal Roots in Chile Expansion (2014)
Teaching Enhancement Grant (2014)
Junior Faculty Development Travel Grant (2013)
Shirley B. Barton Endowed Professorship (2013-2014)
Dean’s Circle Grant: Coastal Roots in Chile (2013)
International Education Symposium (2013)
School-to-Prison Pipeline Symposium (2013)
 

Professional Service

Editorial Work 

  • Co-Editor in Chief - Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education (2015-Present)
  • Series Co-Editor - Lexington Press – Race & Education (2014-Present)
  • Co-Editor - Urban Education Series – Information Age Publishing (2013-Present)
  • Co-Editor - e-Journal of Balanced Literacy Instruction (2011-2014)
  • Editorial Board - Transgressions: Cultural Studies and Education Series – Brill (2013-Present)
  • Associate Editor - Intercultural Education Journal (2018-Present

Board Memberships

  • President - Baton Rouge Re-Entry Court Board (2016-2018)
  • Member - Children’s Charter School Board (2014-2016)
  • Co-Director - Baton Rouge National Writing Project (2011-2013)
  • Member - International Journal of Innovative Interdisciplinary Research (2010-Present)

Professional Organizations

  • Program Co-Chair - American Educational Research Association Division K Program (2015-Present)
  • Member - National Association of Multicultural Educators Publication Committee (2015-2017)
  • Co-Chair - American Educational Research Association Division K Section 3 (2013-2015)
  • Co-Chair - American Educational Research Association Division K Section 6 (2010-11)
  • Co-Program Chair - International Reading Association Literacy & Social Responsibility SIG (2012-15)
  • Co-Chair - Literacy and Social Responsibility Book Award Committee (2012-2016)

 

Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

  • Elected Senator - Louisiana State University Faculty Senate (2016-Present)
  • Chair - Louisiana State University Internationalization Committee (2016-Present)
  • Vice-Chair - Louisiana State University Internationalization Committee (2015-2016)
  • Co-Director - College of Human Sciences & Education Geaux Global in Chile (2014-Present)
  • Director - Higher Educational Administration Graduate Program (MA & PhD) (2014-2017)
  • Chair - College of Human Sciences & Education Internationalization Committee (2014-2017)
  • Member - Louisiana State University Internationalization Committee (2014-2017)
  • Member - College of Human Sciences & Education Engagement Committee (2012-2016)
  • Dean’s Representative - Louisiana State University Graduate School (2011-Present)
  • Director - Holmes Elementary Education Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) (2011-2014)
  • Co-Director - Concepción Chile Study Abroad Program (2011-Present)

Other links

https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/taboo

http://lsu.academia.edu/KennyVarner