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Dr. Mildred Boveda

Dr. Mildred Boveda is associate professor of special education at the Pennsylvania State University. She earned her Ed.D. in exceptional student education from Florida International University, and her Ed.M. in education policy and management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. In her scholarship, she uses the terms “intersectional competence” and “intersectional consciousness” to refer to educators’ understanding of diversity and how students, families, and colleagues have multiple sociocultural markers that intersect in complex and nuanced ways. Her research interests are special education, teacher education, intersectionality and Black feminist epistemology, and urban education. Dr. Boveda started her career as a special education teacher in Miami Dade County Public Schools. She engages in various professional activities that allow her to examine the research, practice, and policies involved with educating students with diverse needs. She is a past president of the Division for Diverse and Exceptional Learners of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and past chair of the Diversity Caucus for the Teacher Education Division of CEC.