Current Position - Assistant Professor of Kinesiology in Physical Education Teacher Education at Towson University.
Mission statement – Equity for all
Bio - Dr. Blackshear is living her dream as an educator and researcher. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Blackshear established a love for health and physical activity at an early age by participating in quality health and physical education programs during her elementary years - a trend that continued throughout her secondary educational experiences.
Passionate about helping young people excel in health, physical activity, and education, the quest for 'equity for all' is a mantra that guides Dr. Blackshear in making her mark to address current health, physical activity, and educational inequities.
Dr. Blackshear has made a global impact by working worldwide to improve the quality of life for others. Recognizing the discouraging health statistics in the United States, particularly among Black women, girls, and people of color, Dr. Blackshear focuses on research that confronts health and physical activity disparities, racism, and other inequities in education disproportionately affecting these groups.
I can assist individuals and organizations with content development and review in health, physical activity, and education materials emphasizing racial equity, gender equity, social justice, and culturally responsive approaches.
I am a certified Intergroup Dialogue facilitator that I use to help groups engage in difficult conversations involving race, gender, and culturally responsive approaches in academic and non-academic settings to work towards equity and understanding.
Consulting & Workshops: I am available to speak about racial equity, health, and physical education, physical activity, the intersection of race and gender in schools, the academy, and international education.
I understand that each situation and everyone's needs are unique to the person or organization. Tell me more about what you're looking for, and I will get back to you soon with some ideas.