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  • Date: July 9-11, 2013
  • Location: Eden Resort and Suites, Lancaster, PA www.edenresort.com


Conference Theme:
The Landscape of Diversity: Changes, Shifts, and Possibilities

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50 professionals from the following institutions attended the conference:

  • Bloomsburg University
  • Bucknell University
  • California University of Pennsylvania
  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania
  • Creating and Facilitating Equality
  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
  • Elizabethtown College
  • Harrisburg Area Community College
  • Harrisburg Area Community College-Gettysburg
  • Haverford College
  • Juniata College
  • Key Learning Consultants
  • Kutztown University
  • Lebanon Valley College
  • Lock Haven University
  • Mansfield University
  • Misericordia University
  • Moravian College
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Seton Hill University
  • Temple University
  • Temple University School of Medicine
  • The Commonwealth Medical College
  • The Pennsylvania State University-Brandywine
  • The Pennsylvania State University-Fayette
  • The Pennsylvania State University-Harrisburg
  • The Pennsylvania State University-University Park
  • United Way of Lancaster County
  • United Way of the Capital Region
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Phoenix
  • Ursinus College
  • Wilkes University
  • York College of Pennsylvania

Conference Schedule:

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

3-6pm            Room Check-In

1:15-3:15      Multicultural Affairs 101, Tchet Dorman, Director, Center for Social Justice and Multicultural Education, Temple University - State Room

1:15-3:15      Rice, Beans and Preogies: Understanding Latino Culture, Joyce Avila, CEO, Creating and Facilitating Equity - State Room

2-5:30          Lancaster Shopping Excursion - Hotel Lobby

5:30-8pm      Conference Registration - Grande 3  

6-7pm          Welcome and Dinner - Grande 3      

7-9pm          Plenary Session and Keynote - Dr. Maria Sanelli, Associate Professor of History Education, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.Grande 3   

9-11pm        Social/Networking – Night Cap

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

8-8:45am       Continental Breakfast/Registration - State Room

9-10:15am     Plenary Session and Keynote – Albert Jones, Lock Haven University and President-Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education - State Room

10:30am-12pm Concurrent Sessions:

  • Together Everyone Achieves More: A Model Program for Peer Mentoring Traditionally Underrepresented Students, Shallary Simmons Duncan, PhD, Staff Psychologist, Bucknell University and Amy Davis, Youth Outreach Coordinator, Bucknell University- State Room
  • The Rise of Bullying: Challenges to Diversity in Higher Education, Dr. Clea P. Hollis, Associate Professor-School of Advanced Studies, University of Phoenix and Dr. Leah P. Hollis, Associate Professor -School of Advanced Studies, University of Phoenix - Regency 1
  • Speaking Truth to Power: An Innovative approach to Retaining Students in the Margins through Spoken Word Poetry, Sharon A. Brown, Director, Office of Institutional Diversity, Moravian College, Kashi Johnson, Associate Professor of Theatre, Lehigh University and Dr. Carol Moeller, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Moravian College - Regency 2

12-12:45 pm  LUNCH - Embassy Room

1-2pm          Plenary Session/Panel Discussion - State Room

Ronika Money-Adams, Assistant Director for Student Affairs, The Pennsylvania State University-Brandywine, Pennsylvania College Personnel Association; Dr. Brenda Dede, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Clarion University, Black Conference on Higher Education; Rosalie M. Rodriguez, Special Assistant to the President for Diversity & Inclusion at Juniata College, Pennsylvania Association of Liaisons and Officers of Multicultural Affairs; and Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling. Moderator: Brian C. Johnson, Director of the Frederick Douglass Institute for Academic Excellence, Bloomsburg University

2:15-3:45pm Concurrent Sessions:

  • The Impact of Engaged Fathers on Academic Success, Pastor, Nathaniel J. Gadsden, Sr. Community Impact Manager 7 Director, The Fatherhood Academy United Way of the Capital Region - Regency 1
  • The Transgendered Patient- A Teaching Method, Lee Kiszonas, Training Specialist in the Standardized Patient Program, and Nicole Godino, Standardized Patient, Temple University School of Medicine - Regency 2
  • Reel Diversity: A Community Model of Teaching Difference and Social Justice, Brian C. Johnson, Director of the Frederick Douglass Institute for Academic Excellence, Bloomsburg University - State Room

4-5pm   Concurrent Sessions:

  • Effective Program Outcomes for Increased Resources, Adrienne Washington, , Director, Resource Investment, United Way of Lancaster County - State Room
  • Programming 101: Peaks, Valleys and Pitfalls, Keisha C. Jimmerson, Director of Intercultural Services, Seton Hill University - Regency 1
  • The (m)Other Monster: A Critique of Lady Gaga’s Use of Creative Space as an Articulation of Gender Possibility, Jessica L. Knouse, Coordinator, Student Life & Multicultural Programs Harrisburg Area Community College-Gettysburg Campus - Regency 2

6-10pm  Dinner and Entertainment - Embassy Room

Thursday, July 11, 2013
8-9am   Breakfast - Arthur's Terrace

9:15-10:15am  Concurrent Sessions:

  • Problems and Solutions:  The Recruitment and Retention of Women and Faculty of Color at Higher Education Institutions, Dr. Cahndice Matthews, Department of Education, Clarion University of Pennsylvania - Regency 1
  • Partnering for Progress: Strategies For Placing Multicultural Affairs in the Center Of Campus Life, Vincent Stephens, Ph.D., Director, Multicultural Student Services, Bucknell University - State Room
  • "Post-Race" is Not What You Think: Contemporary Suggestions for a Neutrality of Culpability, Erec Smith, Assistant Professor, Ursinus College - Regency 2

10:30-12  Concurrent Sessions:

  • African American Male Mentoring at a Rural State University, Dr. Lisa McBride, Chief Diversity Officer, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Dr. Gwendolyn Perry Burney, Associate Professor, California University of Pennsylvania - Regency 1
  • Social Identity in the Cultural Context of Diversity, Mark Rhodes, President, Key Learning Consultants - Regency 2
  • Keep it Simple: Using a Certificate Program to Increase Attendance at Multicultural Programs, Rosalie M. Rodriguez, Special Assistant to the President for Diversity & Inclusion, Juniata College- State Room

12-1pm Closing Luncheon - Arthur's Terrace

Conference Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Maria Sanelli - Associate Professor of History Education, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.

She is a member of the National Council of the Social Studies and served last year on the executive board of the NCSS as the Chair of the House of Delegates. Most notably, Dr. Sanelli is the Director of the Kutztown University Frederick Douglass Institute and is a member of the PASSHE Frederick Douglass Institute executive committee. Her latest book, Teaching Frederick Douglass: A Resource for Teachers of Cultural Diversity is co-edited with Dr. Louis Rodriquez. She is the lead curriculum writer for the Veterans National Education Project and has written curriculum related to all areas of American military history including Leadership in a Diverse World currently being utilized nationally by the National Cadet Corps and US Military History being utilized in 156 high schools in Texas.

Albert Jones - Assistant to the President, Director of Social Equity, Lock Haven University, and President of the Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education

Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership at Temple University.


Conference Planning Committee Members:

  • Tiffenia Archie, Director, Faculty Recruitment and Retention, Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership,Temple University, 215-204-9213, tarchie@temple.edu
  • E. Alan Zellner, Social Equity and Multicultural Affairs Officer, Mansfield University,  570-662-4071, ezellner@mansfield.edu
  • Jacqueline Irving, Director, Multicultural Student Initiatives & W. Wilson Goode Scholars Program, Eastern University, 610-341-5872, jirving@eastern.edu
  • Vincent Stephens, Director, Office of Multicultural Student Services, Bucknell University, vls008@bucknell.edu
  • Joseph J. Webb, Director of Multicultural Affairs, Thiel College, 724-589-2839, jwebb@thiel.edu
  • Tchet Dereic Dorman, Director, Center for Social Justice andMulticultural Education, Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership,Temple University, 215-204-5509, tchet@temple.edu





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