Authored Books

Dade, McLean K. B. (Editor) 2017. The 25th Hour. KO Publishers, Bellingham, WA.

Dade, McLean K. B. (2009, reprint 2013). Divine N Promise: A Difficult Journey (Vol.1). KO Publishers, Austell, GA

Donaldson, McLean K. B. (2001).  Shattering the denial: Protocols for the classroom and beyond. Westport, CT.: Greenwood Publishing Group.

Donaldson, McLean K. B. (1996). Through students' eyes: Combating racism in United States schools.   Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.

Chapters in Books

Dade, McLean K. B. (forthcoming). Healing through cultural arts: A kuumba queen mother rises. (Chapter Contribution: Queen mothers: Articulating the spirit of black women teacher-leaders.

Dade, McLean K. B. (2017). Creating antiracist education international partnerships. (Chapter Contribution: Culture, democracy and development in Africa. Part III: Education and indigenous knowledge). Austin, TX.: Pan-African University Press.

Dade, McLean K.B. (2015), “We didn’t know you meant THAT by diversity”: Contested diversity and strategic (administrative) responses in colleges of education. (Chapter Contribution: Racial battle fatigue in higher education: Exposing the myth of post-racial America). Maryland, WA.: Rowman & Littlefield.

Dade, McLean K. B., Rios, F., and Roxas, K. (2016). Multicultural education in glocal perspectives: Policy and institutionalization. (Chapter Contribution: Institutionalizing internationalization within a college of education: Toward a more critical multicultural and glocal education perspective). Springer Publishers.

Donaldson, McLean K. B. (2009) Toward a Literacy of Promise: Joining the African American Struggle. Eds: Rebecca Powell and Linda Spears-Bunton. LEA Publications. (Chapter Contribution: Voices of Our Youth: Antiracist social justice theatre makes a difference in the classroom).

Donaldson, McLean K. B. (2004). The Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination. Ed., Jean Lau Chi. Praeger Press Book Series Racism in America. (Chapter Contribution: Combating racism through the Kuumba Learning Model technique: Youth perspectives from three exploratory projects.): Westport, CT.

Donaldson, McLean K. B. (2001). (External Research & Project Consultant/Contributor).  (P. Sekete, M. Shilubane, and B. Moila). Deracialisation & migration of learners in South African schools:  Challenges and implications. Pretoria, South Africa: Human Sciences Research Council.

Donaldson, McLean K. B. (1999). Being black and multicultural (pp.: 155-157). Nieto, Sonia.  The light in their eyes:  Creating multicultural learning communities.  Teachers College Press: New York and London.

Donaldson, McLean K. B. (1997). A high school anti-racist arts curriculum project (pp. 328-330). Beyond heroes and holidays:  A practical guide to K-12 anti-racist multicultural education and staff development (Lee, Menkart, and Okazawa-Rey; Eds. ) NECA (Network of Educators on the Americas) Publication.

Donaldson, McLean K. B. and Verma Gajendra K. (1997). Antiracist education (definition: pp. 19 -21) in Dictionary for Multicultural Education, Gloria Ladson-Billings and Carl A. Grant (Eds.). New York: Oryx Press.

Allen-Sommerville, L.  and McCormick, T. (1998).  Multicultural education:  Awareness, Strategies, & Activities.  Madison, Wisconsin: Mendota Press. pp. 83 - 87. Reprint (Donaldson, McLean K.B.): Through Students Eyes (pp. 83-87).


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Dade, Karen B. M. (May 2020). A Dream of Dual Citizenship. In Genealogy 2020, 4, 56 Special Issue: Genealogy and Critical Family History.

Dade, Karen B. M., Hargrave, C., Leigh, P., and Tartakov, C. (summer 2015). Assessing the impact of racism on black faculty in white academe: A collective study of African American female faculty.  In Rhonda Baynes Jeffries (guest Ed.) Special Issue: Assessing the multidimensional work of black women in education. Western Journal of Black Studies.

Dade, McLean K.B. and Kirk E. Harris. (2013). An active democratic approach to reducing youth violence worldwide: Leveraging technology. The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society. Vol. 9 2013,, ISSN: 1832-3669. Common Ground Publishing LLC: Champaign, Illinois.

Dade, McLean K.B. and Kirk E. Harris. (2012). Project SAVE (Stop All Violence with Education): Creating a global non-violence youth movement through education and technology. Journal of Interdisciplinary Education 11, no. 1 (2012): 171-185.

Donaldson, McLean K.B. and Seepe, S. (June 2005). And the walls came tumblin' down: Cross cultural transformation. Journal of Cross Cultural Transformation. Vol.1. an online refereed journal: (Graduate School of Education); San Francisco, CA.

Donaldson, McLean K. B. (June 2005). Developing a 21st century higher education cross cultural paradigm: A practice approach. Journal of Cross Cultural Transformation. Vol. 1. an online refereed journal: (Graduate School of Education); San Francisco, CA.

Donaldson, McLean K. B. and Carter, L. (July, 2000).  Voices of varied racial ethnicities enrolled in multicultural/antiracist computer and telecommunication courses: Protocols for Multicultural Technology Education Reform. International Journal for Educational Reform. Vol. 9. No.3.  234-248.

Donaldson, McLean K. B. and Seepe, Sipho (October, 1999). Antiracist education and curriculum
transformation for equity and justice in the new millennium: United States and South Africa Challenges.  International Journal for Education Reform. Vol. 8, No. 4.  326 – 341.

Donaldson, McLean K. B.(September, 1997) Antiracist education: A few courageous teachers.  Equity and Excellence in Education.  Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts. Vol. 30, No. 2. 31-38.


Journal Articles – Non-Refereed

Donaldson, K. (December, 1994). Through students' eyes.  Multicultural Education. pp. 26-28.

Donaldson, K. and Tartakov, C. (October 26, 1997). Multicultural education:  An answer to racism (pg. 4AA). Guest Editorial: Des Moines Register. Des Moines, Iowa.

Donaldson, K. (December Issue, 1999). A hidden treasure at ISU.  ISU Center for Teaching Excellence Newsletter.

Dade, K. (2009).  Talking about race. Our Children: The PTA National Magazine (Volume 34  Number 3).


News Articles and other Media

Dade, KBM., Flores C., Foster S., and Guenter-Schlesinger S. (winter 2016-17). Perspectives on the re-emergence of WA ACE women’s leadership state network. Network News. ACE Women’s Leadership Network. Washington, D.C.

Dade, Karen B. McLean. (September 24, 2015). Closing the opportunity gap with unique partnership.

Dade, Karen B. McLean. (June 1, 2015). Introduction: Infusing Multicultural Perspectives into the Curriculum. WWU Innovative Teaching Showcase.

Dade, Karen B. McLean. (January 15, 2014). Linking human rights and environmental justice. Guest editorial: The Bellingham Herald:

Dade, Karen B. McLean. (August 28, 2013). Western students aspire to be change agents for justice. Guest editorial: The Bellingham Herald:

Generations Sports Net. (2010). Reporter: Don Johnson. Reading success for the scholar-athlete.


Expert Opinion Interview

OUSD KDOL TV 27. (2010). (1) Improving reading through a readers’ theatre approach; (2) Cultural creative reading techniques for educators.

Featured Education Strategist/Author

WGBH Boston/PBS Basic Black Series Featured Author (June, 2009).

Touch 106.1 FM Radio (Roxbury, MA) Featured Author (June, 2009).

Citizen Newspaper (Auburn, New York): “Diversity Lacking” (2007).


Expert Opinion Interview

Diverse Issues in Higher Education: “Minority Performance on Praxis Tests” (2007).


Expert Opinion Interview

Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California) Black Colleges: Liberation College Opening in California (2007)


Expert Opinion Interview

Connect with Kids Network (syndicated weekly news stories aired on “60 Minutes”): Dissatisfaction with Public Schools (October 11, 2006).


Expert Opinion Televised Interview

Donaldson, K.B.M. and Tartakov, C. (October 26, 1997). Multicultural Education. An answer to racism (pg.4AA). Guest

editorial: Des Moines Register. Des Moines, Iowa.


Published Book Reviews

Dr. Bookchat Column, Debra Roland/Reviewer: San Francisco Black Book Writer’s Guild (SFBBWG)

Horace: Leaders for Equity Journal: Stephanie Dahlquist/Reviewer


Published Curriculum Guides and Reports

Key Findings Report on Internationalization at Western Washington University. (2014). Compiled by the ACE Internationalization Council (Council Member).

Dade, Karen B. Mclean, and Sabharwal, Nidhi Sadana. (2012). Positive measures towards promoting non-discriminatory attitude and awareness among the students and teacher/faculty in schools and higher education institutions in India. published report. Indian Institute of Dalit Studies: New Delhi, India.

Donaldson, K. and McCormick, T. (1997). Creating community: A guide for integrating multiculturalism into the Iowa State University curriculum A faculty resource guide. pp. 6-38. Iowa State University: Center for Teaching Excellence (guidebook and website).

Donaldson, K. (1995).  Antiracist education interdisciplinary curriculum guidebook for K-12
teachers (with validated teacher race relation instrument/survey) Kit.  Iowa State University: College of Education/Research in Studies on Education Program.

Donaldson, K. (1994). Assessing the impact of an anti-racist/multicultural arts curriculum on high school students in a peer education program. Dissertation # UMI: University of Massachusetts.


Editorial Board Memberships

Associate Editor, International Journal for Multi-Cultural Education (2012 - 2015); IJME Board of Editorial Advisors (2016 to present)

Co-Editor, Journal of Cross Cultural Transformation in Education (online refereed journal) (2002 - 2005)

Editor, WCCI Newsletter (World Council on Curriculum and Instruction; 2001 - 2009)

Journal for Education and Training (University of Pretoria, South Africa; 1997 - 2001)

Journal of School Leadership (1998 - 2000)