Thought Leaders Summit

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CDIHE is hosting the 2nd Thought Leaders Summit, a three-day convening taking place from October 2-4, 2019, at University of Maryland in College Park, located just outside of Washington, DC. The forum will bring together a select group of scholars, administrators, and advocates to discuss the greatest challenges and opportunities facing campus climate work in higher education. The purpose of the event is to outline issues and trends that can define a national research and policy agenda toward improving social justice and equity practices in postsecondary institutions.

A small group of nationally recognized Thought Leaders on equity, diversity and inclusion will engage in dialogue and agenda building sessions during the Wednesday convenings. Attendance at these closed sessions is by invitation only.

Thought Leaders Summit: Conceptualization and Methodological Approaches to Campus Climate Research 

Summit Attendees
October 2-4, 2019
The Cambria Hotel, College Park, MD

Dr. Rusty Barcelo
Interim Vice President for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity
Central Connecticut State University
Dr. Michelle Espino Lira
Associate Professor
University of Maryland, College Park
Dr. Kimberly Griffin
Associate Professor
University of Maryland, College Park
Ms. Ashley Hixson
Graduate Assistant CDIHE
University of Maryland, College Park
Dr. Glen Jones
Past President & Professor of Accounting 
Henderson State University
Dr. Jobi Martinez
President's Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Houston-Downtown
Dr. Candace M. Moore
Associate Clinical Professor & Director CDIHE
University of Maryland, College Park

Dr. Julie J. Park
Associate Professor
University of Maryland, College Park
Dr. Robert Reason 
Professor, Associate Dean for Undergraduate 
Academic Affairs    
Iowa State University
Ms. Sama Sabihi 
Graduate Assistant CDIHE
University of Maryland, College Park
Dr. Christine Stanley
Professor, Educational Administration and Human Resource Development
Texas A&M University
Ms. Jalah Townsend 
Graduate Assistant CDIHE
University of Maryland, College Park
Dr. Roger L. Worthington
Professor & Executive Director CDIHE
University of Maryland, College Park
 

Ms. Di-Tu Dissassa 
Graduate Assistant CDIHE
University of Maryland, College Park
Dr. Sharon Fries-Britt
Professor 
University of Maryland, College Park
Ms. Elaine Henry
Coordinator CDIHE
University of Maryland, College Park
Dr. Sylvia Hurtado
Professor 
University of California - Los Angeles
Dr. Marvette C. Lacy
Post Doc CDIHE
University of Maryland, College Park
Dr. Jeffrey F. Milem
Professor & Dean
University of California - Santa Barbara
Dr. KerryAnn O'Meara
Professor, Associate Dean College of Education
University of Maryland, College Park

Dr. Sue Rankin 
Principal and Chief Executive Officer
Rankin & Associates Consulting
Dr. Jennifer Rice
Professor, Dean College of Education
University of Maryland, College Park
Dr. Kelly Slay
Post Doc CDIHE
University of Maryland, College Park
President Jill Tiefenthaler
President
Colorado College 
Dr. Annemarie Vaccaro
Professor    
University of Rhode Island
 

Thought Leaders Summit Archives

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Previous Keynote Speakers

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Dr. Michael Eric Dyson

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 | 7:00 - 8:30pm | The Hotel at UMD - Calvert Ballroom

Serving the Underserved: Race and Higher Education in America

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson is presently University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University where, in 2011, he received widespread attention for his course "Sociology of Hip-Hop: Jay-Z." His legendary rise - from welfare father to Princeton Ph.D., from church pastor to college professor, from a factory worker who didn't start college until he was 21 to a figure who has become what writer Naomi Wolf terms "the ideal public intellectual of our time" - may help explain why author Nathan McCall simply calls him "a street fighter in suit and tie."

Most recently, he's published Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America. Named a bestseller by publications such as New York Times, Publisher's Weekly, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and more, the book has been hailed as a profound and provocative analysis of modern-day race relations.

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Dr. Brittney Cooper

Thursday, February 1, 2018 | 12:00  - 1:30pm | The Hotel at UMD - Terrapin Ballroom

Beyond Diversity and Inclusion: Why Higher Education Must Embrace Intersectionality

Dr. Brittney Cooper is a writer, teacher, and public speaker. She is Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University, and is the co-founder of the popular Crunk Feminist Collective blog. Dr. Cooper is also a contributing writer for Cosmopolitan.com and a former contributor to Salon.com. Her cultural commentary has been featured on MSNBC’s All In With Chris Hayes, Melissa Harris-Perry, Al Jazeera’s Third Rail, the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, PBS, Ebony.com, Essence.com, TheRoot.com, and TED.com.

Dr. Cooper is author of Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women (University of Illinois Press, May 2017) and the forthcoming Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower (St. Martin’s, February 2018). Dr. Cooper is also a co-editor of The Crunk Feminist Collection (The Feminist Press 2017).

For questions, concerns, or accomodations, please contact cdihe@umd.edu.