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Past Enhancing Diversity Seminar Series Presentations

Spring 2019

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

How and Why Libraries Can Be a Hub for Diversity on Today's Campus
David Carlson, Dean, University Libraries and Patrick Zinn, Director of Marketing & Communications, University Libraries

Fall 2018

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, Ph.D candidate, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development

Spring 2018

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 
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

Jeff Winking, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
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
Adrienne Carter-Sowell, PhD, 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 PhD 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

Fall 2017

Community Engagement through Design: Collaboration with the Brazos Valley African American Museum
Edelmiro Escamilla, PhD, Instructional Assistant Professor, Construction Science
Cecilia Giusti, PhD, Associate Dean for Outreach and Diversity, Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning
Weiling He, PhD, 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
Chanda Elbert, PhD, Associate Professor, Agricultural Leadership Education and Communications
Tammie Preston-Cunningham, PhD, 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 
Jia Wang, PhD, 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
Christopher Cherry, PhD, 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
Corliss Outley, PhD, Associate Department Head, Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Sciences 
Julie Wilson, BA, Program Manager, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Nancy T. Watson, PhD, President, The Center for Change and Conflict Resolution
Landon Woods, Student, Agricultural Economics

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

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

Fall 2016

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

Spring  2016

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

Title: From Social Diversity to Group Disparities: Aging, the Life-Course and Physical and Mental Health Disparities
Presenter: 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

Fall  2015

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

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

Spring 2015

Religious Oppression as a Social Justice Issue
Presenter: Dr. Maurianne Adams

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

Fall 2014

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

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

Title: The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates (Cosponsored with the Division of Student Affairs)
Presented ByWes Moore, Author, Producer, and Army Veteran

Spring 2014

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

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

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

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

Spring 2013

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

Fall 2012

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

Title: Race Matters - A Frank Conversation About Diversity, Privilege, and the Impact on All of Us
Presented ByTim Wise

Spring 2012

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

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

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

Fall 2011

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

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

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

Spring 2011

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

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

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

Fall 2010

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

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

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