Panelists Discuss Journey from Student to Teacher at Greene Symposium

Wesleyan hosted the 19th Annual Dwight L. Greene Symposium on Nov. 5. Pictured, from left, are Alford Young, Jr. ’88 from the University of Michigan; Greg Baldwin ’91; Leah Wright, Dartmouth Mellon Fellow and assistant professor of history and African American studies at Wesleyan; and Janina Montero, a former Wesleyan professor and current vice chancellor of student affairs at UCLA. Montero moderated the event.

Alford Young, Jr. is the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Sociology and Chair at the University of Michigan. Young and fellow panel members discussed the topic “Journey from Student to Teacher." They shared reflections about their experiences in college and the challenges and triumphs they have faced on their way to becoming educators at the secondary or higher-education level.

Greg Baldwin is co-founder of the New Haven Academy, a state-approved Inter-district Magnet School in Connecticut.

The symposium, which also focused on ways to support diversity in student populations, was held in honor of Dwight L. Greene ’70. The event began in 1993 as a memorial to Greene's life and work as a professor of law, mentor and friend to many. The event was sponsored by the Wesleyan Black Alumni Council and the Alumni of Color Council. (Photos by Bill Tyner '13)