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Kenneth J. Varner, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department(s): Teaching and Learning
Office: CEB 338
Mail Code: 3005
Phone: 702-895-3860
Email: kenneth.varner@unlv.edu

Biography

Dr. Kenneth Fasching-Varner joined the UNLV College of Education as an associate professor of literacy education in 2019. His areas of scholarly expertise and interest center on the intersections of identity and difference in globalized contexts, with attention to the language and literacy practices of individuals and communities. Varner examines the nature of White Racial Identity (WRI), Critical Race Theory (CRT), and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy as well as the role of international education, neoliberalism, and educational foundations within global language and literacy contexts. He is the author of over 70 publications including articles in Teacher’s College Record, Educational Foundations, Democracy in Education, and Social Identities: Journal for the Studies of Race, Nation, and Culture among others, and has edited or authored 13 books related to these areas of expertise. Varner studied Language, Literacy, and Culture with a focus on Critical Race Theory and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy at The Ohio State University in Columbus Ohio.