NACOGDOCHES, Texas — In her first appearance before a Stephen F. Austin State University audience, Zoe Weil, co-founder and president of the Institute for Humane Education, will present “The World Becomes What We Teach: A Solutionary Approach to Humane Education.”
The presentation, the second in the series, is made possible by SFA’s Montgomery Professorship for Humane Education. The professorship was awarded to Dr. Sarah Straub, associate professor in the Department of Education Studies, in October 2020. The professorship was established by the late Charlotte Baker Montgomery in memory of her husband, Roger, to encourage and perpetuate the teaching of humane education in elementary and secondary schools, both public and private, through the support of teacher preparation in humane education.
“Zoe is an innovator in the field of humane education,” Straub said. “The Montgomery Professorship seeks to share current trends in the field, and Zoe definitely does that through her work with the solutionary approach. I got to know Zoe’s work more intimately as I began pursuing my own micro-credential in this area, and I am honored to be able to get to know her on a more personal level as we prepare for her invited speaker series.”
Weil’s institute supports graduate degree and certificate programs in humane education — a field of study and an approach to teaching that draws connections between human rights, animal protection and environmental sustainability — through class curriculum, workshops and presentations. Weil, the author of multiple books and a seasoned commentator through essays, radio, TV and podcasts, speaks regularly at universities, conferences and schools throughout the United States and Canada.