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TFT Interviews Kevin Michael Foster

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"Spoke my mind & they gave me tenure anyway. All about: community/university partnerships; education practice & policy; black student success, being Dad." --Kevin Foster


Kevin Michael Foster is an educational anthropologist and a graduate faculty member at The University of Texas at Austin. He holds appointments in African and African Diaspora Studies, Curriculum & Instruction, and Educational Administration.

He currently directs ICUSP (The Institute for Community, University and School Partnerships) and splits his time between campus and the central Texas community.
He is the founder of COBRA (the Community of Brothers in Revolutionary Alliance) and co-founder of VOICES (Verbally Outspoken Individuals Creating Empowered Sistas). These programs serve black, brown and other students in low-income schools and have a near 100% college going rate among members.

Dr. Foster has received numerous awards for his work, but received greatest professional satisfaction from an invitation to serve as an Executive Branch Policy Fellow in Washington DC. He served at the National Science Foundation from 2009-2010 before returning to Austin to be with his family and local community.


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