Lectures and Speaking Engagements
Guest Lecturer, Faculty Scholarship Forum,
TOPIC: "Academic Excellence through the Lens of Inclusion: Widening the Canonical Gap Between Harvard and Hollywood", 2/15.
Keynote Presentation, Student Leader’s Step 7 Program, Whitworth University,
TOPIC: "Rethinking Academic Excellence: Implications for "Honoring God, Following Christ, and Serving Humanity", 5/14.
Keynote Presentation, Presbyterian Church (USA) National Conversation: "Unity with Difference: Race, Gender, and Religious Identities."Whitworth University,
TOPIC: "Rethinking Academic Excellence: Toward the Construction of an Authentic Commitment to Achieving Unity with Difference", 3/14.
Peer Group Presentation at the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities International Forum, Los Angeles, CA;
TOPIC: "From Assimilation and Acculturation to Inclusion and Liberation: The History of Diversity and Multiculturalism in Christian Higher Education", 2/14.
Guest Lecturer, Whitworth University Jan-Term Course;
TOPIC: "Historical Influences on the Development of African American Preaching", 1/14.
Guest Lecturer, Eastern Washington University’s "Africana Studies Community Course"Held at Spokane Community College;
TOPIC: "African American Spirituality & Religion: Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century",10/13.
Keynote Presentation, Gonzaga University;
TOPIC: "Deconstructing Kwanza: From Construction, to Deconstruction, to Reconstruction of the African Mind and Worldview", 12/12.
Keynote Presentation, Teaching Roundtable Luncheon, Whitworth University;
TOPIC: "The Inclusive College Classroom: Toward a More Inclusive Mind and Heart Education", 3/12.
Keynote Presentation, Mukogawa Women’s University and Whitworth University’s Education Department’s International Education Week Forum, Spokane, WA;
TOPIC: "The Global Classroom Curriculum: Missing Voices, Missing Stories, and the Impact on Educated, Minds and Hearts", 11/10.
Keynote Presentation, Regional Assembly of the Northwest Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Spokane, WA;
TOPIC: "Reflections on The Cost of Unity: African American Agency and Education in the Christian Church, 1865-1914", 5/10.
Keynote Speaker, Staff Development Luncheon, Whitworth University, Spokane, WA;
TOPIC: "What’s Intercultural Relations Got to Do With It?", 4/10.
Faculty Lecturer, History Department Symposium, Whitworth University, Spokane, WA;
TOPIC: "Reflections on African American Agency and Education in and Beyond the Christian Church to 1914", 3/10.
Student Diversity Leadership Conference, North Park University, Chicago, IL;
TOPIC: "Making Excellence Inclusive: A Professional Development Experience on Diversity and Inclusion for University Administrators", 10/14.
National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE), Indianapolis, Indiana;
TOPIC: "Deconstructing Dominant Culture in the University Core Curriculum: An Invitation to Reconsider, Redefine, and Demand Excellence in Higher Education", 5/14.
Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane, WA;
TOPIC: "Making Excellence Inclusive: A Professional Development Experience for the Community Colleges of Spokane", 5/13.
C.L.A.S.S. Student Leadership Summit at Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA;
TOPIC: "Deconstructing University Core Curriculum: An Invitation for Students to Reconsider, Redefine and Demand Excellence in Higher Education", 4/13.
Professional Development workshop for faculty, Whitworth University, Spokane, WA;
TOPIC: "An Assessment for Student Learning in an Inclusive University Classroom", 10/12.
Professional Development workshop for Institutional Advancement Staff, Whitworth University, Spokane, WA;
TOPIC: "What’s Intercultural Competency Got to Do with It?", 8/12.
A year-long guided experiential process of reading, dialogue, critical reflection, and discernment on race and gender in the U.S. context and higher education for the President’s Cabinet with particular emphasis on Whitworth University.
TOPIC: "Modeling Courageous Conversation at the Senior Level of Leadership: A Strategic Learning Process of Transformation and Reconciliation at the Crossroads", 8/11- 6/12.
Workshop for Department Chairs, Whitworth University, Spokane, WA;
TOPIC: "Recruitment and Retention of Faculty from Underrepresented Populations: Understanding and Implementing Best and Promising Practices", 2/12.
Workshop for the Provost’s Cabinet, Whitworth University, Spokane, WA;
TOPIC: "Recruitment and Retention of Faculty from Underrepresented Populations: Understanding and Implementing Promising Practices", 4/11.
Client: University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA), Nov/14
Project Summary: As part of a broader strategic planning process, assist OMSA with facilitating and cultivating understanding among stakeholders on the transition from our former vision to our newly crafted vision and objectives. Outcomes included:
- Generation of themes resulting from SWOT analysis for moving forward in terms of a new OMSA vision, possible partnerships and organizational structure.
- Strategy for effective engagement with key stakeholders for the purpose of inviting input and achieving broad buy-in of emerging vision
- Alignment of vision with institutional and divisional mission, priorities and other campus-wide initiatives
Consulting through Inclusive Engagements, LLC
Client: University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA), Jan-Feb/15
- Review and research issues of diversity at the University of Chicago to have better understanding of climate
- Assess institutional documents and best practices of work around diversity, equity and inclusion
- Work with director to ascertain specific areas for inquiry and exploration with stakeholders
- Interview stakeholders (interviews are scheduled by OMSA staff) in either 1:1 interviews or focus groups
- Draft a report framed in some theoretical approaches the following: themes; strengths; challenges; opportunities; best practices for driving diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in higher education and recommendations
- Present findings in public forum to University community