Joy Wiggin’s work examines the ways social realities influence our day-to-day communications across cultures. Her work led to the creation of a program, titled “Global Peaceful Paths” which encourages participants to self-reflect before interacting with others and the world at large. This project stems from her research into the effects of a peace building and yoga program with 4th graders in an urban elementary school in Dallas, Texas. This company has now grown to an Equity and Inclusion Consulting Business serving non-profits, school districts, professional business organizations, universities and local community members.
Ph.D. 2005 Ohio State University
Multicultural Education and Social Justice, Language, Literacy and Culture
Dissertation: Constructions of Preservice Teachers’ Biographies: Mediations of a Sociopolitical Text. An emphasis on preservice teachers’ perceptions of the 1992 Los Angeles uprisings. Advisors: Lead-Dr. Cynthia B. Dillard, Dr. Peter Demerath and Dr. Molly Blackburn.
M.Ed. 2000 Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA,
Woodring College of Education, Literacy
B.A. 1996 Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX,
Multidisciplinary Studies, Minor: English