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Date: July 16-18, 2014

Location: Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Conference Theme: Diversity in Retrospect: Understanding Our Past to Create Our Future

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014


Educating Latinos in the Classroom Today          

Sra. Joyce M. Ramos Gomez de Avila - Presidenta of Creating and Facilitating Equality

Real Talk: Engaging Diversity through Transformational Intergroup Dialogue

Tchet Dereic Dorman, Director of the Center for Social Justice and Multicultural Education in the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership at Temple University and Dr. Carl S. Moore, Assistant Director of the Teaching and Learning Center, Temple University.

Multiculturalism as Advanced Citizenship: Repositioning Diversity Education

Brian C. Johnson, Director, Frederick Douglass Institute for Academic Excellence, Bloomsburg University

Thursday, July 17, 2014


Thriller: Reinventing Student Engagement One Step @ A Time!  

Doris Martinez, Commuter Student Services Coordinator, La Salle University  and Troy C. Young, Resident Coordinator, La Salle University

 “You’re only scratching the surface…Literally!” Conversation on the Iceberg Concept of Culture      

DeVon Jackson, M.S., Assistant Director of Student Engagement & Cultural Development,  Villanova University

Collaboration for Success: A Liberal Arts Perspective Driving Content as Catalyst for Change           

Dr. Maria Sanelli, History Department and Director of KU Frederick Douglass Institute , Kutztown University; Dr. Louis Rodriquez, History Department, Kutztown University; Laura Scappaticci, M.Ed., Coordinator for Student Success, Kutztown University


Changing the Game: Allies, Bullies and Bystanders          

Misty Denham-Barrett, Resident Coordinator, La Salle University and  Ali Martin Scoufield, Director of Residential Communities, La Salle University        

Sustained Dialogue: It’s Not Just Talk – Students Committed to Creating Inclusive Campuses

Emma Pettit, Program Director, Sustained Dialogue Campus Network

Collaborative Problem Solving for Equity and Justice        

Brian C. Johnson, Director, Frederick Douglass Institute for Academic Excellence, Bloomsburg University


Emerging Institutional Agents and the Potential for Organizational Change:  The Blended Collaboration among the University Diversity Council, EU FDI Initiative, Equity Scorecard, and Students and Alumni of Color      

Ms. Valerie Hayes, Director of Social Equity & Chief Diversity Officer, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania;   Dr. Susan Curtin, Faculty in Education, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania; and Dr. Margaret Smith, Faculty in Social Work, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania          

Higher Education Collaboration With K-12 Systems in Support of Increasingly Diverse Students in PA         

Dr. Bob Jarvis, Director of K-12 Outreach and Director of Equity Leadership Initiatives, Penn Center for Educational Leadership, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education          

Cultural Awareness Among College Students with Disabilities       

Zarifa Roberson, graduate of Millersville University, Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication, Coppin State University, Masters of Education, Rehabilitation Counseling

Friday, July 18, 2014


A Residential Living Approach to Diversity Conversations  

Tatiana Diaz, M.A., Director of the Student Center for inclusion & Culture, Drexel University, and Gabby Mora, M.S., Associate Director Residential Living, Drexel University         

Excuse Me—Do You Live Here?: Strategies to Combat Racial Tensions and Create a Harmonious and Respectful Understanding Between Students and Permanent Residents           

Dennis Velez, Off Campus Community Coordinator, La Salle University  and Daniel Kraning, Resident Coordinator, La Salle University

Practical Strategies for Retaining Today's College Students-Especially Minority Males          

Alan Zellner, Social Equity & Multicultural Affairs Officer, Mansfield University and Brenda Sanders-Dede, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Retention, Clarion University


Panel: Diversity Recruitment, Retention and Promotion

  • The Diversity and Equity Imperative for Search Committees in Higher Education

Lucretia Brown, Doctoral Candidate, Alvernia University       

  • Recruiting, Developing, and Promoting Asian America Higher Education Leaders   

Dr. Binh P. Le, Associate Librarian, the Pennsylvania State University, Abington College.         

Breaking Brokeback: Using Film to Teach Heterosexism, Homophobia, and Social Justice    

Brian C. Johnson, Director, Frederick Douglass Institute for Academic Excellence, Bloomsburg University         

Synergistic Supervision of Entry-Level Student Affairs Professionals: A Cross-Cultural Examination 

Matthew R. Shupp, Ed.D., NCC, DCC, Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling and College Student Personnel, Shippensburg University and R. Scott Mattingly, Ed.D., Director of Advising and Retention, DeSales University




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Monthly Networking Meetings with Colleagues

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Student Retreats