Experience, expertise, and endless enthusiasm!
The recipient of Oprah's first “Chutzpah Award“ for boldness, Irshad is the founder of Moral Courage ED. A professor of leadership at New York University for many years, she now teaches at the Oxford Initiative for Global Ethics and Human Rights. Irshad is also the New York Times bestselling author, most recently, of Don't Label Me: How to Do Diversity Without Inflaming the Culture Wars. (Fun fact: Chris Rock calls the book “genius.“ Not everyone agrees.)
Allison is the Moral Courage team's Director of Education and Training. If you take the Mentor certification program, you'll spend a lot of time with her. We should all be so lucky! Allison conducted her post-graduate studies in the behavioral sciences. She's an avid marathoner and volunteer teacher of leadership for the Girl Scouts of Utah.
Jennifer is the Moral Courage team's Coordinator of Community. She convenes our Mentors for mutual learning and laughter. With her, there's always plenty of each. Jen speaks and writes Mandarin. Can you tell? She lives with her family in Texas. Can you tell that, too? Both are trick questions.
Rajni is the Endowed Chair of Social Justice Education at Stetson University in Florida. A former public school teacher who has studied communication and conflict resolution, she prioritizes empathy when seeking change. Rajni’s next book is Re-Envisioning Education: Affirming Diversity and Advancing Justice.
Dr. Rajni Shankar-Brown
Hector is the Superintendent of District 181 just outside of Chicago. Among the district’s guiding principles are Courage, Curiosity, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, and Competition. Hector has also been an educational leader in Texas. He serves as Moral Courage ED’s middle school specialist.
Dr. Hector Garcia
Lyn is co-founder of Oxford University’s Initiative for Global Ethics and Human Rights, a partner of Moral Courage ED. Her latest book is Strategic Moral Diplomacy, in which she makes the case for understanding the values of one’s adversary. Lyn also teaches about trauma at the University of Southern California’s school of medicine.
Dr. Lyn Boyd-Judson