Felicia Darling, PhD

Felicia is a DEIA & Motivational Speaker, Equity Researcher, Illustrator of Professor Funnies,              Social Justice Math Educator, Author of Creative Non-fiction, Yoga Instructor (soon), Mindfulness Meditation Leader, and Mental Health Advocate. Currently, she teaches social justice precalculus at UC Berkeley and math and college skills in Spanish and English at SRJC.

We don’t have to wait until we are perfect to make the world a more just and compassionate place. In Empathy Unchained: How imperfect beings create a perfect world, Felicia shares her own and others’ stories about healing past hurts to become more humane beings. Her Empathy Unchained DEIA Conversation Deck helps organizations to engage in constructive conversations to make sustainable diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility changes. In Teachin’ It! Breakout Moves that Break Down Barriers for Community College Students, published by Teachers College Press in 2019, Felicia highlights innovative ideas for facilitating inclusive, equitable, active learning. Felicia illustrates all her books with insightful, unhinged cartoons from her Professor Funnies©.

Felicia has a PhD in Education from Stanford University and a Fulbright Scholarship for her ethnographic study that explored innovative approaches to solving math problems in a Yucatec Maya community in México.  Also, Felicia is a first-generation college student who was formerly homeless. Her work has been highlighted in Education Week, The Chronicle of Higher Ed, Inside Higher Ed, and WAMC Northeast Public Radio.


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