Rebecca Eunmi Haslam Assistant Professor of Education, Coordinator of Racial Equity & Educational Justice Graduate Certificate Program

Rebecca Eunmi Haslam


Ph.D. University of Vermont
M.Ed. Saint Michael’s College
B.A. Saint Michael’s College

Areas of Expertise:

  • Elementary Education
  • Racial Equity & Educational Justice
  • Curriculum & Universal Design for Equity

Courses I Teach:

  • ED 239 Antiracism & Collective Liberation
  • ED 300A/B Teaching Social Studies and the Arts PreK-6
  • GED 571 Antiracism: Critical Theory & Praxis
  • GED 577 Inquiry in Equity & Educational Justice

Coordinator, Racial Equity & Educational Justice Graduate Certificate Program
Advisory Committee, Equity Studies Program
Advisory Board, Antiracism Council (ARC)

For more information about Professor Haslam, please visit Seed the Way LLC, Educational Consulting for Justice & Equity.

When day comes we step out of the shade, aflame and unafraid. The new dawn blooms as we free it. For there is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it, If only we’re brave enough to be it.

~ Amanda Gorman, 2020


2022 Haslam, R. E. (2022). Critical Representation: Mattering & Belonging for Students of the Global Majority. Middle Grades Review, 8(3). 

Featured in:

Aquino, E., Manchester, H., & Wadhwa, A. (2021). The Little Book of Youth Engagement in Restorative Justice: Intergenerational Partnerships for Just and Equitable Schools. Simon & Schuster.

Baker, C. K., & Bitto, L. E. (2021). Interrogating the Tensions of Becoming Antiracist Mathematics Teacher Educators via Critical Friendship and Rehearsals. Studying Teacher Education, 1-18.

Faircloth, B. S., Gonzalez, L. M., & Ramos, K. (2021). Resisting barriers to belonging: Conceptual Critique and critical applications. Lexington Books. 

Nicholson, J., Kurtz, J., Rivas, L., Henneman, T., Peterson, E., Bryant, S., & Lin, B. (2021). Trauma-Responsive Family Engagement in Early Childhood: Practices for Equity and Resilience.

Awards & Recognition

2020 SMC Senior Class Appreciation Award
2018 Vermont NEA Human and Civil Rights Award
2015 Vermont State Teacher of the Year

Professional Affiliations

  • Vermont Professionals of Color Network
  • American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
    • Div G: Social Context of Education
    • Div K: Teaching and Teacher Education
    • SIG 144: Critical Educators for Social Justice
    • SIG 104: School Community, Climate, and Culture
  • National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY) and Vermont State Teachers of the Year (VSTOY) network

Recent News

Rebecca Eunmi Haslam ’03, Ph.D., of the Education Department faculty this year developed and launched a new Racial Equity & Educational Justice (REEJ) Graduate Certificate Program at the College to meet a growing need and demand among the state’s educators while advancing the College’s active commitment to embrace diversity and stand against racism.
(posted February 2023)