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Khyati Joshi receives diversity award
New Brunswick, NJ (September 12, 2012) — Fairleigh Dickinson University’s own Dr. Khyati  Joshi, an Associate Professor of Education has been named as a 2012 Humanitarian Awards Honoree by The American Conference on Diversity Greater Bergen Chapter. Dr. Joshi will be recognized at the Annual Humanitarian Awards Breakfast, which will be held on October 25th here at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Dr Joshi is an accomplished scholar who is internationally recognized for her work on issues involving immigration, religion, race and ethnicity as well as education. In the past, she has been recognized and awarded The National Association for Multicultural Education’s 2007 Philip C. Chinn Book Award for her book New Roots in America’s Sacred Ground: Religion, Race, and Ethnicity in Indian America. Furthermore, Dr. Joshi co-authored chapters on religious oppression and immigration, racism, and globalization for the second editions of Readings for Diversity and Social Justice and Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice, and contributed a chapter on second-generation Hindu Americans to Sustaining Faith Traditions. These materials are frequently used by teachers and school administrators to develop curriculums for multicultural studies in their institutions. Dr. Joshi also is a co-editor of Asian Americans Down South and Understanding Religious Oppression and Christian Privilege, and the editor of the Religion, Schools, and Society section on the Encyclopedia on Diversity in Education.

Preceding her position as a member of staff here at FDU, Professor Joshi worked as a visiting assistant professor at the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University and as a professor of in the American Studies program at Princeton University. Moreover, Dr. Joshi is an active member of the NJ community. She has been involved in the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on issues regarding immigration, was a member of the Governor’s Asian American Commission, and served on the New Jersey Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Commission. “Khyati Joshi is not only a brilliant scholar and resourceful teacher; she also is dedicated to serving the broader community. FDU is proud to be associated with such an outstanding global citizen,” said Jason Scorza, Vice Provost for International Education.

By Jane Maina



Tuesday, October 23, 2012
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