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Dr. Vincent Basile is an assistant professor in the School of Education at Colorado State University. A recipient of the highly competitive, four-year Miramontes Fellowship, Dr. Basile completed his Ph.D. in science and mathematics curriculum and instruction, with a graduate certificate in ethnic studies, at the University of Colorado. During his time at CU, Dr. Basile oversaw science and mathematics pre-service teachers, and was a founding member of CU’s Graduate Students of Color Collective. Additionally, he designed and taught the science education methods courses for the University of Denver’s Denver Teacher Residency Program.
In his research, Dr. Basile has critically examined federal STEM education policy briefs spanning two decades, revealing cyclical patterns of racial commodification, racial essentialism, and differential racialization. He has written about the theoretical arguments for increasing the number of STEM teachers of color in K-12 learning environments. Dr. Basile’s most recent research examined criminalization of boys of color in after-school STEM settings, and the ways that decriminalizing practices work to disrupt escalating cycles of punishment, control, and resistance.
Prior to his doctoral work, Dr. Basile taught science, mathematics, and social studies for eight years in low-income middle and high schools in the north Denver area. During this time, he also worked outside the classroom on issues of education policy, and engaged in science research during the summers. He is a founding member of the Denver New Millennium Initiative through the Center for Teaching Quality, a national organization focused on efforts to improve public education. Dr. Basile earned his M.A. in science education and K-12 teaching license at the University of Colorado Denver, where he was awarded the Outstanding Graduate of his cohort.