Stanley Denton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Education
- Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Morehouse College
- Master of Science, Social Psychology, University of Pittsburgh
- Doctor of Philosophy, Social Psychology, University of Pittsburgh
- Building Family Partnerships
- Family and Community Diversity
- Educational Psychology
- Research Methods in Education
- Advanced Research Methods in Education
- Project in Environmental Studies I
Stanley Denton, Ph.D., associate professor of education at Point Park University, has been a practitioner in the fields of multicultural education, human relations and social psychology since 1975. In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate education courses at Point Park, he also coordinates the College Now program, a dual enrollment collaborative program at Point Park which enables qualifying students to earn up to 30 credits at a significantly reduced tuition rate during their junior or senior years of high school. In his former position as program officer for multicultural education in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, Denton created a national award-winning model program for incorporating diversity across the curriculum.
Denton is a frequent seminar leader and speaker on diversity, educational issues and conflict resolution for community groups, national conferences not-for-profit organizations and business groups throughout the United States and in Africa. He is active in numerous civic and community affairs, serving on the Duquesne, Pa. School District Board of Control, and is involved in mentoring middle school youth through the Mt. Ararat Baptist Church Male Mentoring Project. Most recently, Denton is helping to lead an African-American male teaching initiative in Western Pennsylvania. The goal of the initiative is to increase the percentage of African-American males enrolled in college education programs from one percent to five percent over the next three years.
Selected Publications and Presentations
- Presented published paper on "Collaborative Intervention Approaches for At-Risk Youth: The Pittsburgh Experience," at the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Mini-Conference on Public School Programs for At-Risk Youth, May 1988.
- Co-author of "Teacher Professionalism and educational reform: Role of clinical teachers at the Schenley Teacher Center," published in the National Staff Development Journal.
- Co-author of "Evaluation research as an integral part of Pittsburgh's in service staff development center," published in Evaluation News.
- Presented paper on "Teacher Center Model for Staff Development: Impact studies" at the 1985 annual program of the Pennsylvania Educational Research Association.
Selected Awards and Honors
- Golden Quill Award; National School Public Relations Association, 1993
- Fulbright - Hays Fellowship Recipient, Accra Ghana, 1992
- Charles Merrill Overseas Fellow (Ibadan, Nigeria), 1974
- Howard Thurman Fellow, Morehouse College, 1973-1975
- Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
- American Psychological Association
- National Association for Multicultural Education
- National Alliance of Black School Educators
- August Wilson Cultural Center College Advisory Committee
- Consultant, Inter-group Relations - Woodland Hills School District, 2009
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Board member, Project HOPE
In the News
- "Black, Male Teachers: a Dwindling Demographic," Education Week, Feb. 16, 2016.
- "Program aims to attract black males into teaching," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 4, 2014.
- "Recruiting African American male teachers," Talk magazine, Summer 2014 issue.
Point Park Features
- "Professor Stanley Denton Paves the Way for Black Male Teachers," The Point, Fall 2016 issue.
- "High School Students Visit Point Park for Black Men Teaching Conference," Point Park University website, June 10, 2015.
- "Point Park Hosts Black Men Teaching Conference for High School Students," Point Park University website, May 21, 2014.
- "High School Students Embrace 'College Now,'" The Point, Spring 2010 issue.