Center for Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education (CDIHE)

Scholars Colloquium Series

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education is excited to announce our Research Colloquium Series! Please join us for presentations from our affiliate faculty members and thought leaders on a variety of research topics important to advancing equity, inclusion, and social justice within the higher education context.

Upcoming Colloquia

2019 Colloquia Coming Soon!

Previous Colloquia

Video Recording of Colloquia are available below:

November 2018 Colloquium - Race On Campus


Scholars Colloquium
Dr. Julie J. Park will be presented information from her book Race On Campus: Debunking Myths with Data. The event was endorsed by the UMD College of Education, Faculty of Color.  Julie J. Park is an associate professor of education at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research addresses how race, religion, and social class affect diversity and equity in higher education, including the diverse experiences of Asian American college students. She is currently the Principal Investigator on a project funded by the National Science Foundation, "Connections Matter: The Impact of Social Capital and Social Ties for STEM College Students."

Dr. Park's November 2018 Colloquium is available here:


April 2018 Colloquium - Student Activism

During this virtual colloquium, Dr. Chris Linder and the CDIHE team examined research and various strategies for working with and supporting student activists on campus. Topics explored include: an overview of the various types of student activism and how the “politics of professionalization” impact student affairs educators’ approach to engaging with and supporting student activists.

Dr. Linder's April 2018 Colloquium is available here: 

Photo of Dr. Chris Linder

Dr. Chris Linder is an Associate Professor of College Student Affairs Administration at the University of Georgia and a National Affiliate Faculty Member for the Center for Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education.  Prior to becoming faculty, Chris worked as a student affairs educator and administrator for 10 years, spending the majority of her career as a director of a campus-based women’s center, supporting survivors of sexual violence.  Chris’s research interests include creating and maintaining equitable campus environments, specifically focusing on race and gender.