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Thanks for the Memories, Johns Hopkins

In Career by Punita Rice

I can’t believe my doctoral program at Johns Hopkins University has come to an end. It’s the end of an era. This past couple of weeks after graduating from have been surreal. (Especially as it’s begun to sink in that from now on, there will be no more homework in my life. Well no more of my own homework anyway.) Thanks for the memories, Hopkins.

Hopkins wrote about the work of ISAASE during AAPI heritage month over on their Instagram (at @jhueducation) and on their Facebook page.

Punita Chhabra Rice is a recent graduate of the Doctor of Education program at the Johns Hopkins School of Education. Her research focuses on the perceptions that South Asian American students have of their K-12 experiences, especially in the context of teacher cultural competence. Her findings suggest that low teacher cultural proficiency and a belief in the model minority myth contribute to less support of South Asian American students. These findings inspired her to establish an organization dedicated to improving the experiences of South Asian American students’ experiences through research, community outreach and the promotion of cultural proficiency among educators. Rice is writing a book based on her dissertation work. You can learn more about it at punitarice.com and ISAASE.org. #AsianPacific #diversity #JHUSOE

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Thank you to JHU for using their social media platform to amplify the work of ISAASE. You can learn more about ISAASE here.

About the Author

Punita Rice

Punita Rice is the founder of the ISAASE.org resource-hub, and author of the research book "South Asian American Experiences in Schools: Brown Voices from the Classroom" (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019), the children's book series "The Adventures of Hunny & Sunny," and "Toddler Weaning." She holds a Doctorate in Education from Johns Hopkins University, and is a former classroom teacher, academic adviser, and researcher. She lives in Maryland.