Dr. Jenice L. View is Associate Professor of Transformative Teaching at George Mason University. Her research focuses on critical pedagogy in teacher professional development, the impact of history teaching on youth voice and civic engagement, and the uses of arts integration.
Prior to joining the GMU faculty in 2005, Dr. View spent more than twenty years working with a variety of nongovernmental organizations to create space for the voices that are often excluded from public policy considerations: women, people of color, poor urban and rural community residents, and especially youth. She has also been an educator in a variety of classroom and community settings, including as a middle school humanities teacher at a DC public charter school, as the education and training director of a national environmental justice and labor organization, and as a professional development trainer of in-service classroom teachers.
She is a co-editor of the 2012 book, Why public schools? Voices from the United States and Canada. She is also a co-editor of Putting the movement back into civil rights teaching, winner of the 2004 Philip Chinn award from the National Association of Multicultural Education and Honorable Mention from the Gustavus Meyers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights, and designated an "enduring classic" in 2011 by the Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance. Her GMU-TV show, Urban Education: Issues and Solutions, has received multiple awards, including the 2012 Communicator of Distinction award, and the prestigious 2011 Gracie Award. Her work has received several grants, including a 3-year $1 million US Department of Education Teaching American History Grant for work in southwestern Mississippi. She received the 2013 Faculty/Staff Vision Award from GMU’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education. She has presented workshops and presentations in a variety of national and international settings on the subjects of civil rights education, arts integration, popular education, labor education, environmental justice, and youth development.
In 2016, Dr. View developed the Fahs Collaborative's curriculum, We Who Defy Hate: An Interfaith Preparation for Social Justice Action.
A native of Washington, DC, she has a B.A. in economics and international relations from Syracuse University, an MPA-URP in development studies and urban and regional planning from Princeton University, and a Ph.D. in education from the Union Institute and University.