Bailey-Fakhoury awarded Burch, Jacobs & Moore Diversity Teaching Excellence Award
2018 Burch, Jacobs & Moore Diversity Teaching Excellence
Chasity Bailey-Fakhoury, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Educational Foundations; joined GVSU in 2013
Pew Awards for Excellence
Bailey-Fakhoury was awarded with the 2018 Outstanding University Service Award from Grand Valley's Pew Awards for Excellence.
The Burch, Jacobs & Moore Diversity Teaching Excellence Award was established to recognize faculty from across the University whose teaching advances/encourages inclusive excellence within the Grand Valley community. The award is named for the first graduates of color at Grand Valley who completed their studies in 1967: Joan Burch, Annie Jacobs, and James Moore. This award also celebrates the ways in which Grand Valley values inclusiveness as a significant part of the University’s fabric. Recipiants demonstrate a commitment to diversity and provides clear support of inclusion throughout their teaching.
Bailey-Fakhoury's commitment to inclusive excellence spans the Grand Valley and West Michigan communities. In her teaching and scholarship, she focuses on intentional inquiry related to cultural proficiency. A servant-leader in the field of education, she generously shares time and expertise by organizing, participating in, and facilitating panels, workshops, and discussions that focus on diversity, inclusion, and equity. She is a role model in sparking engagement with diverse identities, perspectives, people, and ideas on Grand Valley's campus. She also has been active in TRIO and with Grand Rapids Public Schools.
Bailey-Fakhoury contributes substantially to the climate of inclusion at the University as her teaching activities have fostered awareness about diversity issues and promoted cultural competence within her students. In the university, she serves as a mentor in the Niara Program through GVSU's Office of Multicultural Affairs, which helps female students of color connect and build meaningful relationships in the community. Bailey-Fakhoury also serves as an editorial board member for two journals: the Journal of Urban Teaching, Learning, & Research (an American Educational Research Association- Special Interest Group), and the Michigan Council for the Social Studies Journal, as well as a reviewer for the American Sociological Association's Sociology of Race & Ethnicity journal. Currently, Bailey-Fakhoury is researching how mother-daughter relations can expand our understanding of the bi-directional nature of gendered racial socialization.