Professor Shannon M. Stanton is an Associate Professor in Education where she specializes in multicultural education and teaching diverse learners with a social justice framework. She currently runs a research project UPLIFT: Uniting Passion and Literacy for Individual Focus and Transformation, an afterschool and summer enrichment program working with academically at-risk middle school students in the cities of Long Beach and Whittier, CA. She has worked as a literacy consultant, developing curriculum for various non-profit education programs such as Project GEAR UP, A Day in the Life, and LEARN. She has also presented multicultural workshops at various national conferences and schools.
Teaching is her passion; as such her goal is to prepare teachers to service all children successfully. Her research agenda involves successful pedagogical practices with minority students, collaboration with the community, and how expectations impact student motivations.