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Emily Affolter, PhD

Director-Sustainablility Education Program


Dr. Emily Alicia Affolter is the director of Prescott College’s Sustainability Education Ph.D. Program. Dr. Affolter loves teaching and advising in the doctoral program, and works with a direct emphasis on equity pedagogy and culturally responsive and sustaining teaching, learning, leading, and research. Prior to this role, she worked as a Senior Research Scientist and Equity Consultant at the University of Washington’s Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity. She earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Multicultural Education from the UW working alongside Dr. Geneva Gay, founder of culturally responsive teaching. Emily’s current scholarship, dissemination, and facilitation center culturally responsive pedagogy for teachers, faculty, and leaders in K-16 settings and STEM higher education, and harnessing equity literacy in teaching methods, content, policy, and leadership, in addition to exploring and developing decolonizing, critical research practices.