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Real Talk: Engaging Diversity Through Intergroup Dialogue


Tchet Dereic Dorman is the Director of the Center for Social Justice and Multicultural Education at Temple University. Mr. Dorman has a wide variety of experiences over the past 24 years as a grant writer, administrator, and university instructor, having worked at 14 higher education institutions, including Temple University, Lebanon Valley College, Albright College, Swarthmore College, the University of Pennsylvania, Oberlin College, and Philadelphia University. He has served as the National Secretary of the African Heritage Studies Association for over five years, is the immediate past President of the Pennsylvania chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education and serves on the national board of NAME as a Regional Director. Mr. Dorman achieved doctoral candidacy in African American Studies at Temple University, where he also received his Master’s in African American Studies. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Black Studies and Government from Oberlin College in Ohio. In 2007, Mr. Dorman received the Educator of the Year Award from the National Association for Multicultural Education and was recently appointed to serve on its nationally board.

Dr. Tiffenia D. Archie is Director of Faculty Recruitment and Retention in the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Temple University and a faculty member at Axia College. She formerly served as the Assistant Academic Dean at Albright College.  Dr. Archie has taught numerous courses in sociology over the past 20 years, including Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Social Statistics, American Ethnicity, Race and Racism, Introduction to Social Statistics, and Research Methods. Her sociological areas of interest include gender, race, and class. Her dissertation, entitled Women of Cover: The Veil and the African-American Experience, explores veiling among African-American Muslim women. She was the 2010 recipient of the Outstanding Leader in Education Award, presented by the Association of Black Women in Higher Education. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from Albright College and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Temple University.

Dr. Pamela E. Barnett is Associate Vice Provost and Director of Temple’s Teaching & Learning Center (TLC).  The TLC promotes the value and practice of excellent teaching, and offers programs and resources designed to promote teaching methods that are consistent with the research on how people learn. Prior to her work in instructional development, she was Associate Professor of English & African American Studies at the University of South Carolina.  She has taught courses that address issues of social identity and inequality at Emory, American U, USC, Princeton and Temple. Her book Dangerous Desire: Literature of Sexual Freedom and Sexual Violence Since the Sixties (Routledge, 2004) examines literature written in response to the liberation movements of the 1960’s. She is currently working on a book about how faculty social identities impact teaching and learning and is on the editorial board for Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy.

Dr. Carol Moeller is a veteran intellectual-activist, focusing on how all the social justice issues intersect with each other. She holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy as well as Ph.D. certificates in Women’s Studies and in Cultural Studies.  She is an associate professor of Philosophy at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA and lives in Allentown,

Dr. Carl S. Moore has been speaking, facilitating and training in the higher education arena for over ten years.  His passion for leadership, teaching & learning and social justice can be traced back to when he was an undergraduate at Kutztown University of PA.  As a student leader Carl was a peer mentor, community assistant, orientation leader, Black Student Union President, and diversity educator.  His enthusiasms for education lead him to The Ohio State University where he received Master's in Higher Education Student Affairs.  Currently he works at Temple University as the Assistant Director of the Teaching and Learning Center. He worked worked as the Associate Director of the Fox School of Business Undergraduate Advising Center. Carl is a doctoral student in Temple’s Urban Education program.  His research focuses on social justice, student development, organizational development, pop culture, and inclusive pedagogy in higher education.  Carl’s professional progression thus far has allowed him to serve in the following roles: Student Support Services Advisor and Upward Bound Math Science Coordinator at Kutztown University, Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment at Reading Area Community College, and as the Assistant Director of The Center for Social Justice and Multicultural Education at Temple University.

Dr. Donna-Marie Peters teaches in the department of sociology at Temple University. She received her Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research in New York City. As a scholar/activist Donna-Marie continues to be engaged in a life-long pursuit of aspects of race and culture that form the fabric of a society.

Dr. Valerie Dudley joined Saint Joseph’s University in 2005 as Director of the newly created office of Institutional Diversity.  Valerie is designated as the chief diversity officer for the university and is responsible for the advancement of diversity and equity through the active engagement of the University Community and achievement of diversity goals that are included in the mission and strategic plans of Saint Joseph’s.Previously, Valerie worked at The Pennsylvania State University as a diversity education specialist for the Office of Affirmative Action and as a Course and Curriculum Consultant for the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence.  Prior to that, she was the Employment Manager at West Chester University. Valerie has worked in Higher education for over 25 years. Valerie earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Cheyney State University, a Master’s of Administration from Antioch University and her Ph.D in Education (Instructional Systems) from The Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. Mary Stricker is an Associate Professor of Sociology (Teaching) and undergraduate advisor in the Sociology department at Temple University where she also received her Ph.D. in 2001. Her Ph.D. dissertation, A New Racial Ideology For The New Christian Right, analyzed racial reconciliation efforts in conservative Christian communities.The courses she teaches include History and Significance of Race in America, Racial and Ethnic Stratification, and The Social Construction of Race and Ethnicity. She received the ATTIC Distinguished Teaching Award in 2007. Mary has been co-facilitating and participating in Intergroup Dialogues since 2010. She believes these dialogues are a critical component in the struggle for racial justice.

Alie Huxta has been engaged in the political and cultural education of young people for the past 10 years in Philadelphia. After graduating from Temple University with a degree in Political Science, she worked in youth leadership development programs at Freire Charter School's PEACE Project, the University Community Collaborative of Philadelphia, and Camp Sojourner Girls Leadership Camp. With a graduate certificate in Diversity Leadership from Temple's School of Urban Education, she now does diversity, difference, and multicultural awareness trainings at high schools and universities in Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs. She now currently works for the Center for Humanistic change in Lehigh and Northampton County School Districts, facilitating violence, drug, and bullying prevention programs and one-on-one mentoring with middle and high school students.

Sandra Gonzalez-Torres is Director of Academic Success Initiatives within the Division of Educational Support Services and Adjunct Professor in the Behavioral Health and Human Services Department at the Community College of Philadelphia.  With 20 years of experience in Higher Education in both Academic Affairs and Student Services. Formerly, she served as the Director of the Act Now/Act 101 Program at the CCP and most recently served as the Interim Department Chair of the Learning Lab and Student Academic Computing Centers Department. Sandra has taught Public Speaking at Temple University and Group Dynamics and Group Participation at the CCP.  She has been a Resource Coach and Consultant in “Serving the Underserved Student.”  Sandra earned her undergraduate degree in Speech Communication from Truman State University and Master of Arts in Counselor Education from the University of Iowa.  She is a certified Life Skills and Career Coach.

Gardy Guiteau is the Assistant Director of Mentoring and Academic Enrichment at Rowan University. He is an educator/administrator with 8 yeas of experience in student affairs, academic success, student retention, and social justice/multicultural education. He possesses excellent management, supervisory, interpersonal, and program development/coordination skills. He is trained in social diversity, social equity awareness, and intergroup dialogue facilitation.