Clifford Mayes is a professor of
education at Brigham Young University in the Department of Educational
Leadership and Foundations. He holds a doctorate from the University of Utah
in The Cultural Foundations of Education and a doctorate from Southern
California University for Professional Studies in Educational Psychology.
Cliff grew up in a highly multicultural setting with a population comprised
equally of Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, African Americans, and
Caucasian Americans in the outskirts of Tucson, Arizona, in the 1950s and
1960s. He taught at universities in Panama and Japan throughout the 1980s.
He is a recipient of the BYU Student Association Teacher-of-the-Year Award
in Brigham Young University’s McKay School of Education. His research
centers around the deep psychological and cultural dimensions of teaching