Floyd Cobb is an adjunct faculty member with the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver. His coursework focuses on teaching methods along with the intersections of race, class, power, and privilege. He has held a district-wide leadership role in issues related to educational equity for ten years and has also served as a central office leader responsible for curriculum and instruction. Floyd holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction and is the author of the book, Leading While Black (2017) and co-author of the book, Interrogating Whiteness Relinquishing Power. He has also co-authored the article “Meritocracy or complexity: problematizing racial disparities in mathematics assessment within the context of curricular structures, practices, and discourse” (2015) and “Navigating the Space between Obama and the Post Racial Myth” (2013).
John Krownapple specializes in facilitating professional learning and organizational development focused on social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. In his book guiding Teams to Excellence with Equity: Culturally Proficient Facilitation, he offers the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for helping schools and systems experience equitable change. John has served as a district office administrator, professional development facilitator, curriculum specialist, and elementary teacher. He is an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University where his coursework focuses on culturally responsive teaching. John recently retired as the Coordinator of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Howard County Public School System. John's goal is simple – to help each of us get in touch with our own dignity so that we can affirm the dignity of others. In doing so, John believes that we can grow as an inclusive community and unfold the promise of democracy.