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Past Enhancing Diversity Seminars

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Building Today's Leaders -- Student Employment as a High Impact Practice in the Office for Diversity Learning Community
Redeem Francis, Student Assistant, Office for Diversity Learning Community, Texas A&M University
Darby Salge, Graduate Student Assistant, Office for Diversity Learning Community, Texas A&M University
Lawren Walker, Student Assistant, Office for Diversity Learning Community, Texas A&M University
Anthony Ramirez, Graduate Student, Department of Communications, Texas A&M University

Professional Jeopardies: Studying the Benefits and Drawbacks of Workplace Visibility among Minoritized Employees
Dr. Asha Ganesan, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Dr. Adrienne Carter-Sowell, Associate Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, with an appointment  in the Africana Studies Program
College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University

Spectres from the Past: The Politics of History and Memory
Dr. Portia Owusu, Visiting Assistant Professor, ACES Fellow
Department of English, College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University



The Use of Border Theory to Explain Colorism: An Anthropological View
Dr. Sergio Lemus, Visiting Asssitant Professor, ACES Fellow
Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University

Mentoring Up: A University-Community Based Mentoring Program for Future First-Generation High School Students and Post-Secondary Preparation
Dr. Valerie Hill-Jackson, Assistant Dean of Educator Preparation , Teaching, Learning, and Culture
Dr. Beverly Irby, Regents Professor and Associate Dean for Academics, Educational Administration and Human Resource Development
Billy Pugliese, PhD student in the College of Education and Human Development
College of Education and Human Development, Texas A&M University


ONE in Diversity: Obtaining Nursing Excellence in Diversity
Dr. Nora Montalvo-Liendo, RN, FAAN, Assistant Professor
Academy on Violence and Abuse Scholar
College of Nursing | Texas A&M University Health Science Center 

Join the Conversation on Campus: Engaging with the RISE Research Initiative at Texas A&M University
Mark Dawson, Diversity Education Specialist
Department of Multicultural Services
Division of Student Affairs, Texas A&M University

Co-Curating Freedom -- Conducting Qualitative Urban Planning Research with Descendants of Historic Black Settlements
Dr. Andrea R. Roberts, Assistant Professor
Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning
College of Architecture, Texas A&M University

Stereotype Threat and Identity Threat: The Science of a Diverse Community
Dr. Claude M. Steele, Professor of Psychology, Stanford University


Engineering a Forward-Thinking Approach to Cultural Competence and the Practice of Global Citizenship by Examining the Concept of Culture
Yashwant Prakash Vyas, Graduate Student, The Bush School of Government and Public Service

Muslim American Students at Texas A&M University
Dr. Shaida Kalbasi, Instructional Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Kinesiology, College of Education and Human Development

Latinx Mental Health -- Current Trends, Sociopolitical Factors, and Implications 
Dr. Raquel Botello, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Sociology, College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Making Visible a Crisis of Representation -- The Absence of Women of Color in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)    
Dr. Mary Alfred, Professor, Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development, College of Education and Human Department

Incorporating World Englishes Through Consciousness-Raising Activities into a Teacher Education Program   
Roya Pashmforoosh, PhD candidate, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development

Challenging Whiteness in Student Affairs Professionals 
Dustin Grabsch, Manager, Residence Life 
Carlos Pinkerton, MEd, Community Director, Residence Life 

A Click Away:  Working to Improve Diversity and Inclusion Communications at the Health Science Center 
Christine L. Kaunas, MPH - Executive Director, Interprofessional Education & Research Health Science Center 
Jeremy Tarpley, Associate Director, Web Services at Texas A&M Health Science Center

Managing Embodied Intersectional Identities in Organizations: The Role of Mentoring for Female Faculty of Color in Academia
Alexandra Sousa, Doctoral Student, Department of Communication

“[I Learned] Not to Drop the Fight and I’m Not Alone”: Assessing the Effectiveness of Facilitated Difficult Dialogues on Campus Race Relations 
Dr. Srividya Ramasubramanian, Associate Professor, Department of Communication
Alexandra N. Sousa, Ph.D. student, Department of Communication
Vanessa Gonlin, Ph.D. student, Department of Sociology

Empowering Responses: A Multilayered Approach to Incidents of Campus Racism 
Dr. C.J. Woods, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
Dr. Carol Binzer, Director Administrative & Support Services, Residence Life

Assessment of Gender Bias in the Recipients of Critical Questions at a Flagship Academic Conference

Dr. Jeff Winking, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
Dr. Allison Hopkins, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
Michelle Yeoman, Department of Anthropology, Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences
Cory Arcak, Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture

The Power of Social Climate Change: Studies of Chronic Ostracism Experiences in the TAMU Academic Community
Dr. Adrienne Carter-Sowell, Associate Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences 

Living and Learning: A Qualitative Study of International Students of African Descents Experiences in the United States
Sarah M Ray, EAHR Ph.D Student, Adult Education, Graduate Student
Dr. Mary Alfred, Professor, Educational Administration and Human Resource Development
Dr. Lisako McKyer, Associate Dean for Climate & Diversity, Associate Professor School of Public Health


Community Engagement through Design: Collaboration with the Brazos Valley African American Museum
Dr. Edelmiro Escamilla, Instructional Assistant Professor, Construction Science
Dr. Cecilia Giusti, Associate Dean for Outreach and Diversity, Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning
Dr. Weiling He, Associate Professor, Architecture
Bara Safarova, PhD Student, Architecture
Carlo Chunga, Undergraduate Student, Urban Planning

You See Me, I See Me: African American Males and Self-Concept After Participation in a Leadership Development Course
Dr. Chanda Elbert, Associate Professor, Agricultural Leadership Education and Communications
Dr. Tammie Preston-Cunningham, Assistant Lecturer, Agricultural Leadership Education and Communications

What Do International Students Need? The Roles of Job Resources for International Students on Cross-cultural Adjustment, Engagement, Organizational Citizenship Behavior, and Psychological Well-being in the Context of an U.S. Higher Educational Institution 
Dr. Jia Wang, Associate Professor, Educational Administration & Human Resource Development
Huyen Thi Minh Van, MA, PhD Student, Educational Administration & Human Resource Development
Jin Lee, MA, PhD student, Educational Administration & Human Resource Development
Chih-Wei Wang, MA, PhD Student, Educational Administration & Human Resource Development
Dr. Dae Seok Chai, Western Michigan University

New Student Conferences en Español
Dr. Christopher Cherry, Assistant Dean, College of Education and Human Development
Libby Daggers, MS, Associate Coordinator, New Student and Family Programs
Meredith Malnar, MS, Assistant Director, Offices of the Dean of Student Life

No Excuses: The Process for Operationalizing Climate and Inclusion within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University
Dr. Corliss Outley, Associate Department Head, Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Sciences 
Julie Wilson, BA, Program Manager, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Dr. Nancy T. Watson, President, The Center for Change and Conflict Resolution
Landon Woods, Student, Agricultural Economics

The White Racial Frame: More than Racial Prejudice
Dr. Joe Feagin, Distinguished Professor of Sociology

"We're change agents": Understanding the Need for Peer-to-Peer Diversity Education at a Predominately White Institution
Dr. Tonya Driver, Director, Department of Multicultural Services
Dear Aunaetitrakul, MS, Diversity Education Specialist, Department of Multicultural Services


Interrupting Gender and Racial Bias in Academia: Concrete, Low-Risk Steps
Joan C. Williams: Distinguished Professor of Law, UC Hastings Foundation Chair and Director of the Center for WorkLife Law, University of California, Hastings

Can We Talk about Race? A Conversation with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum on Critical Learning Dialogues
Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, President Emerita, Spelman College

From Social Diversity to Group Disparities: Aging, the Life-Course and Physical and Mental Health Disparities
Dr. James S. Jackson, Professor of Psychology, Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, and Director of the Institute for Social Research, at the University of Michigan


Stereotype Threat, One Health, and Their Implications for Transforming Healthcare 
Dr. Darin Latimore, Assistant Dean for Student and Resident Diversity, UC - Davis School of Medicine

Understanding Injustice
Dr. Francisco Valdes, Professor of Law and Dean's Distinguished Scholar
University of Miami School of Law

Religious Oppression as a Social Justice Issue
Dr. Maurianne Adams

Borderlands - Engaging “Otherness” Through Spoken Word
Dominique Christina and Denice Frohman


Why Critical is Critical: Looking at Student Veterans with a New Lens
Dr. Glenn Phillips, Texas A&M University Research Associate

Microaggressions and Marginality
Dr. Derald Wing Sue, Professor of Counseling Psychology, Columbia University
Co-sponsored with the Office of the Dean of Faculties and the ADVANCE Center

The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
Wes Moore, Author, Producer, and Army Veteran
Co-sponsored with the Division of Student Affairs

Diversity and Cultural Competence: Recommendations for Educators and Practitioners 
Dr. Debbye Turner Bell, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Television Broadcaster, Motivational Speaker, and Miss America 1990

Effective and Productive Mentoring: How to Get What You Need to Thrive in the Academy
Dr. Kerry Ann Rockquemore, Executive Director of the National Center for Faculty,

Learning from the Past: Civil Rights in the Post-9/11 Era
Professor Sahar F. Aziz

Leadership for Changing Demographics: The Emerging New Face of Texas
Dr. Antonio R. Flores, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)


Critical Race Theory and Post Racialism: Looking Back to Move Forward
Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw, Professor at UCLA School of Law and Columbia Law School and co-founder of the African American Policy Forum


A Shifting Diversity: The Evolving Law and Policy Landscape for Diversity in Higher Education
Jonathan Alger, President of James Madison University

Race Matters - A Frank Conversation About Diversity, Privilege, and the Impact on All of Us
Tim Wise

The Inescapable Network of Mutuality: Campus Climate for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity
Dr. Roger L. Worthington, Professor, Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology, and Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Missouri

Religious Pluralism in the Academy: Continuing the Dialogue 
Dr. Robert M. Baum, Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of Missouri, and Residential Research Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 

The Role of Leadership in Establishing a Diverse Campus
Dr. Gretchen M. Bataille, Senior Vice President for Leadership and Lifelong Learning at the American Council on Education, Washington, DC.


Diversity's Promise for Higher Education: Diversifying the Faculty
Dr. Daryl G. Smith

Leadership for Inclusive Excellence: Creating a Climate of Success for All Students in STEM
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski

Dreams Deferred: Deferred Action, Discretion, and the Vexing Case(s) of DREAM Act Students
Dr. Michael A. Olivas

Strategies for Achieving Equity and Excellence in Educational Outcomes
Dr. Estela Mara Bensimon, Professor of Education & Founding Director of the Center for Urban Education at the University of Southern California

New Perspectives: How Our Diversities Intersect in Our Professional and Personal Lives
Dr. Mathew L. Ouellett, Associate Director of the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Staff Matter: Creating and Sustaining Diversity in Our Workplaces 
Linda Marchesani, Manager of Workplace Learning and Development, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Dr. Patricia Romney, President of Romney Associates, Inc.


Valuing Diversity in Higher Education
Dr. Nancy Cantor, Chancellor and President, Syracuse University and Dr. Kal Alston, Senior Associate Provost, Syracuse University

Assessing Diverse Learning Environments: Implications for Campus Climate, Practices, and Outcomes
Dr. Sylvia Hurtado, Professor of Higher Education and Organizational Change, University of California - Los Angeles

Religious Diversity and the University Community
Dr. Robert (Bob) Baum, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies, University of Missouri