March 28 - 29, 2013 | Brought to you by the Chief Diversity Office | Dudley H. Davis Center

Speakers / Presenters

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva | Dr. William E. Cross Jr. | Rebecca Walker

Presenters: Dr. Tina Escaja | Nikki Fuller, Esq. | Dr. Lacretia Johnson-Flash | Adrian Jones J.D.

Ame Lambert | Chris Lucier | Elizabeth Meers J.D. | Dr. Jane Okech

Dr. Anita Rowe | Dr. Sanjay Sharma | David Shiman

Hosts: Dr. Judith Aiken | Dr. Cynthia Belliveau | Dr. Emily Bernard | Dr. Antonio Cepeda-Benito

Dr. Bernard F. "Chip" Cole | Dr. Wanda Heading-Grant | Dr. Domenico Grasso | Dr. Jon Erickson

Dr. Alec Ewald | Dr. Leslye Kornegay | Dr. Douglas O. Lantagne | Dr. Fayneese Miller

Dr. Fred C. Morin III | Dr. Patty Prelock | Dr. Brian Reed | Dr. Abu Rizvi

Maura Saule | Dr. Sherwood Smith | Dr. Sarah E. Turner | Dr. Tom Vogelmann

Dr. Burt Wilcke

Professional Development Presenters: Dr. Caroline Beer | Dr. Susanmarie Harrington | Dr. Cristina Mazzoni

Henrietta "Henrie" Menzies | Dr. Susan Munkres | Dr. Holly Parker

Dr. Karen L. Suyemoto | Dr. Jim Vigoreaux | Dr. John Jing-hua Yin


Keynote Speakers

Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Eduardo Bonilla Silva PhotoEduardo Bonilla-Silva Eduardo Bonilla-Silva is Professor and Chair of the Sociology department at Duke University. Professor Bonilla-Silva gained visibility in the social sciences with his 1997 American Sociological Review article, "Rethinking Racism: Toward a Structural Interpretation," where he challenged social analysts to analyze racial matters from a structural perspective rather than from the sterile prejudice perspective.

His research has appeared in journals such as Sociological Inquiry, Racial and Ethnic Studies, Race and Society, Discourse and Society, American Sociological Review, Journal of Latin American Studies, Contemporary Sociology, Critical Sociology, Research in Politics and Society, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and Political Power and Social Theory among others. To date he has published five books, namely, White Supremacy and Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era (co-winner of the 2002 Oliver Cox Award given by the American Sociological Association), Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States (2004 Choice Award) (this book appeared in 2006 in second expanded and revised edition and, again, in 2009 with a long chapter examining the Obama phenomenon), White Out: The Continuing Significance of Racism (with Ashley Doane), in 2008 White Logic, White Methods: Racism and Social Science (with Tukufu Zuberi and also the co-winner of the 2009 Oliver Cox Award), and in 2011 State of White Supremacy: Racism, Governance, and the United States (with Moon Kie Jung and João H. Costa Vargas).

Bonilla-Silva has received many awards, most notably, the 2007 Lewis Coser Award given by the Theory Section of the American Sociological Association for Theoretical-Agenda Setting and in 2011, the Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award given by the American Sociological Association "to an individual or individuals for their work in the intellectual traditions of the work of these three African American scholars." He is very active on the lecture circuit and can be contacted through

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Dr. William E. Cross, Jr.

William CrossWilliam E. Cross, Jr., Ph.D. is one of America's leading theorists and researchers on black identity development in particular, and racial-ethnic identity development in general. His text, Shades of Black (Temple University Press, 1991) is a classic in the field. He graduated from ETHS in 1959. Bill’s family once lived at 1826 Ashland Ave and four of his siblings also attended ETHS. In 1963 Bill graduated from the University of Denver with a BA in psychology. He completed doctoral studies in Psychology at Princeton University in 1976.

Bill was swept-up by the Black Consciousness Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. From these experiences, he constructed Nigrescence Theory to explicate the identity change process linked to social movement dynamics. The Cross Model became "the" template for scholars fashioning similar models on Native American Identity, Women’s Identity, Gay-Lesbian Identity, and Asian American Identity, etc. After graduating from Princeton, his first academic appointment was with the African Studies and Research Center [Cornell University] where he taught black studies and psychology.

In 1994, he left Cornell to take a position at Pennsylvania State University, where his career was revitalized. Peony Fhagen-Smith – a graduate student at Penn State - turned Bill's perspective toward a lifespan perspective, a focus recently revisited in an expanded work co-authored with Tuere Binta Cross, his daughter. At Penn State, Bill formed a research team that designed, tested and validated the Cross-Racial-Identity-Scale [CRIS], one of the most important social identity measures used by Division 45 scholars. In 2000 Bill joined the faculty of the Social-Personality Psychology Program, at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and at one point he also coordinated the GC Program in Africana Studies. Professor Cross' conceptualization of racial-cultural identity enactments in everyday life evolved while at CUNY. Dr. Cross was awarded emeritus status in 2008 and he continues to serve on dissertation committees for doctoral students in social-personality and developmental psychology at the GC-CUNY.

In 2001 Dr. Cross was named Distinguished Psychologist by the Association of Black Psychologists; in 2009 he received the Social Justice Education Award at the Winter Roundtable, Teachers College, and also in 2009, The William E. Cross, Jr., Lectures Series was created as part of the Annual Conference on Cross-Cultural Issues in Counseling and Education, sponsored by the Counseling Education Program at Georgia Southern State University. Recently Dr. Cross was elected President-Elect for Division 45 of the American Psychological Association, where he follows in the footsteps of Robert Sellers, Justin McDonald, and Luis Vasquez.

For a brief period Dr. Cross lived in Henderson, NV; where he accepted a position at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas in Counselor Education. Recently, he and his wife Dawn moved to Colorado. Dr. Cross did not stay "retired" very long and currently he coordinates the Higher Education Program in the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver, which is to say his career has come full-circle, as he has returned to the university where he took his undergraduate degree. Dr. Cross has been married 40 years to Dawn Cross their daughter - Tuere Binta Cross - holds a MSW degree from New York University and she works as a social worker in the Denver area.

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Rebecca Walker

Rebecca Walker PhotoRebecca Walker contributes to the global conversation about identity, power, and the evolution of the human family through books, lectures, blogs, social networks, popular magazines, literary and academic journals, radio programs, and film and television appearances and content development. Time Magazine named her one of the most influential leaders of her generation.

She is the author of the bestselling memoirs Black, White and Jewish and Baby Love; and editor of the groundbreaking anthologies To Be Real, What Makes a Man, One Big Happy Family, and Black Cool. Her writing has appeared in Glamour, The Washington Post, Bookforum, BOMB, Newsweek, Vibe, Real Simple, Modern Bride, Essence, and Interview, among many other magazines and literary collections, and she has appeared on Charlie Rose, Good Morning America, Oprah, Fresh Air, BET, and dozens of blogs, sites, and other media.

Rebecca has addressed audiences at over five hundred universities and corporate campuses including Harvard, Brown, MIT, Oberlin, The University of Utrecht, The University of Linkoping, Rollins College, Union College, JP Morgan Chase, and Microsoft, and has participated in creative collaborations at the Walker Art Center, Hammer Museum, Headlands Center for the Arts, Jewish Museum in New York, Mocca: The Amsterdam Cultural Education Foundation, and the Merz Foundation in Turin.

Rebecca is currently developing several film and television projects, and teaching The Art of Memoir, a week-long master class for writers, philosophers, and visual artists, at various locations around the globe. Her new novel, Adé, will be published by Amazon's New Harvest imprint, and released in 2013.

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Dr. Tina Escaja

Tina EscajaTina Escaja is Professor of Spanish at the University of Vermont. Since receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, she has published extensively on gender, technology and representation at the turn-of-the-twentieth-century and explored the connections with the turn-of-the-millennium. Her volumes on poetry include Salomé decapitada: Delmira Agustini y la estética finisecular de la fragmentación (2001) and the edition of essays Compromiso e hibridez: Aproximaciones a la poesía hispánica contemporánea escrita por mujeres (2007). Prof. Escaja is also an award-winning author of poetry and multimedia works, including hypertext. Her book of poetry Caída libre was awarded the International Poetry Prize "Dulce María Loynaz" in 2003 and her digital works have been exhibited in galleries and museums of Spain, Mexico and the US. Other recognitions as a teacher, writer and scholar include the Dean's Lecture Award (UVM 2010) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (2010). Prof. Escaja served as Vice-President and President of the Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica from 2007 to 2011.

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Nikki Fuller, Esq.

Nikki FullerNikki Fuller, Esq. is the Deputy Director of Human Resources and Recruitment and Retention Specialist. Ms. Fuller has practiced law in Vermont for more than 20 years in both the private and public sectors. She is a proud and dedicated public servant and has served as a public defender for Vermont’s Office of the Public Defender. She has also served the as an assistant city attorney for the City of Burlington, Vermont. Ms. Fuller has resided in the Chittenden County area for 25 years and has spent that time advocating for equitable treatment and inclusion of Vermont’s racially and linguistically diverse populations. She has been a presenter, facilitator and trainer on issues of diversity, equity and leadership for many schools, colleges, universities and organizations. She has served on the Vermont Supreme Court’s Equal Access to Justice Committee and the Chittenden County State’s Attorney Bias-Free Policing Task Force and the University of Vermont’s Bias-Free Policing Task Force. Ms. Fuller has served as a trustee for Vermont Legal Aid and the Lund Family Center.

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Dr. Lacretia Johnson-Flash

Lacretia Johnson-FlashLacretia Johnson Flash is the Assistant Dean for Conduct, Policy, and Climate for the Division of Student and Campus Life at the University of Vermont. In her role as Assistant Dean, Dr. Flash serves as Chair of the Division’s Diversity Council, providing leadership for major divisional diversity initiatives including the division’s ongoing diversity professional development series and multicultural competencies assessment process. She has also served on the President’s Commission on Racial Diversity at the University of Vermont.

Lacretia earned a doctorate from the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program at the University of Vermont. Her dissertation research was on Developing a Measure of Multicultural Competence in Student Affairs Organizations. Dr. Flash has presented nationally on her work, including: From Ambivalence to Action: Institutional Steps Towards Becoming a Multiculturally Affirming Campus, Innovative Strategies and Tools for Assessing Multicultural Competence in Student Affairs Organizations, and a model of organizational multicultural competence that emerged from her research.

Lacretia was awarded the Susan Hasazi ALANA Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in Doctoral Education from the College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont and received research grants from the American College Personnel Association and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. Lacretia has also has co-taught a graduate course on survey research methods.

Beyond her professional work and scholarly pursuits, Lacretia is an avid mixed-media artist specializing in polymer clay and fiber, as well as a balletomane (lover of ballet).

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Adrian Jones J.D.

Adrian JonesAdrian Jones was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. Adopted into a very large family, he grew up in a poor and underserved area of the East side of Buffalo. He graduated from a public high school and went to St. Lawrence University, in northern New York State, on an academic scholarship. Upon graduation he returned to Buffalo where he worked in the area of Drug Prevention, Abuse and Dependency. After many years of working with some of the most needy and challenging populations in the underserved area of Buffalo, he was hired as a Program Coordinator for the Post-Baccalaureate for the Associated Medical Schools of New York at the University of Buffalo. He worked directly with under-represented Minority students preparing them for success in medical school. While there he was promoted to Director of the program and become a part of the medical schools admissions committee and directed the medical schools recruitment efforts. During this time he decided to go back to school and was accepted to the University of Buffalo School of Law. He left the medical school to pursue his legal education but was asked to return to the Medical school in his second year of schooling to be the Interim Dean of Multicultural Affairs for the Medical school that included directing the Post-Bach Program. He maintained these positions throughout Law school and when he completed Law school accepted a position as the Assistant Dean for Diversity at the University of Florida School of Law. After a few years of being on the “Dark Side” he came back to Medical Education and is currently the Dean of Admissions and Recruitment for Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

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Ame Lambert

Ame LambertAme Lambert is the Chief Diversity Officer at Champlain College. In her role, she works with all campus stakeholders to create the infrastructure required to drive diversity and inclusion at the college. For Lambert, diversity and inclusion are fundamentally about thriving, the creation of cognitive complexity and the maximizing of potential and as such, it is the purview of everyone. Lambert is a student of individual and organizational learning, development and change and sees these areas as fundamental paths to an inclusive and equitable organization. In the spirit of complexity, Lambert is equally interested in the personal, cultural and societal aspects of diversity and views the conversation as incomplete without all three perspectives present. As a Nigerian with a bi cultural identity, she also remains interested in connecting what happens over here with what happens over there.

Lambert has bachelors and master’s degrees in Humans resources and is completing a PhD in Human Resource Development with a focus on organization development and change.

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Chris Lucier

Chris LucierChris Lucier began his appointment as Vice President for Enrollment Management (VPEM) at the University of Vermont on August 27, 2007. As a member of the President’s senior leadership team, Chris helps shape and manage overall university strategy. As VPEM he is responsible for developing enrollment management strategy and implementing and assessing operational programs to recruit, admit, retain, and graduate undergraduate students consistent with UVM’s traditions, values, mission, and vision. He directly supervises the undergraduate admissions office, registrar’s office, student financial services, office of international education, and military science, and he provides senior administrative leadership and management over all matters relating to undergraduate student recruitment and retention.

At UVM Chris has led successful strategic efforts to enhance undergraduate student success and satisfaction to improve retention and persistence to graduation, and to increase domestic and international diversity. Additionally, under his leadership the Division of Enrollment Management has been at the forefront of leveraging technology to improve service and efficiency.

Chris came to the University of Vermont from the University of Michigan where he served as Senior Associate Director and Director of Recruitment and Operations in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions from 2001-2007. At the University of Michigan Chris was responsible for all aspects of the day to day operations of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. He also supervised the operational planning and implementation that helped bring strategic admissions and enrollment goals to reality. Chris was instrumental in developing strong collaborative relationships with the schools, colleges, and University offices, involved in undergraduate admissions. He is recognized as the architect of the individualized, comprehensive, and holistic application review process adopted by the University of Michigan following the US Supreme Court's June 23, 2003 rulings in Gratz v. Bollinger and Grutter v. Bollinger.

Chris is a member of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities Commission on Access, Diversity and Excellence, and has served on several committees with the College Board and the Michigan Association of College Admissions Counseling. He has presented at a many regional and national conferences on a range of admissions and enrollment topics, including Affirmative Action and seeking diversity through the admissions process and leveraging technology.

Chris began his enrollment management career in March 2001 after serving in the US Army for 21 years. His last assignment was as the Chair of the Army Officer Education Program (Army ROTC) at the University of Michigan from May 1997 to March 2001. During his tenure in the "Wolverine Battalion" he also served on the Faculty Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs' (SACUA) Government Relations Committee, ultimately serving as the committee chair. His military leadership experience laid the foundation for Chris’ focus on accomplishing difficult tasks while building an effective team. During his Army career he served in primarily Armor and Cavalry assignments in the United States and in Germany, and he was awarded the Legion of Merit Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal three times.

Chris holds a B.S. in Renewable Natural Resources from the University of Arizona and a Masters in Public Administration from Western Kentucky University. He is also a graduate of the Army's Command and General Staff College. He is married to the former Rosemary Smith and they have four sons.

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Elizabeth Meers J.D.

Elizabeth MeersElizabeth Meers is Practice Area Leader for the education practice at Hogan Lovells, a global law firm with more than 40 offices in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia. Based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, Elizabeth represents colleges and universities and other educational organizations in matters relating to federal grants and contracts, including student financial aid, sponsored research, and other types of federal funding.

Elizabeth has advised many institutions concerning compliance with federal civil rights laws, including Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. For example, she has advised universities regarding race- and gender-conscious financial aid programs, special programs for female and minority students, compliance with state initiatives barring race- and gender-conscious programs, compliance with Title IX in athletics, and application of U.S. civil rights laws to foreign campuses. Elizabeth has also been involved in litigation over such programs. For example, she participated in the defense of the race-conscious admissions policy of an independent elementary and secondary school system against a challenge in federal court under 42 U.S.C. § 1981 and in preparation of an amicus curiae brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the American Council on Education in Fisher v. University of Texas.

Among other professional writing and speaking on civil rights issues, Elizabeth co-authored with the University of Vermont’s Vice President and General Counsel, Francine Bazluke, a monograph titled "Minority-Targeted Admissions and Financial Aid Programs", published by the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) in 1996. Elizabeth and William Thro updated that publication under the title "Race-Conscious Admissions and Financial Aid Programs" in 2004, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions in the University of Michigan cases. Elizabeth has spoken about Fisher v. University of Texas at recent meetings of NACUA and NALP – The Association of Legal Career Professionals and the Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals.

In addition to her role as outside counsel, Elizabeth was seconded to an academic medical center on a half-time basis during 1997 and 1998. She served as Interim Executive Director of NACUA from September 2000 through January 2001, while Fran Bazluke was NACUA President.

Elizabeth graduated from Radcliffe College, summa cum laude, in 1975 and from Georgetown University Law Center, magna cum laude, in 1980. She served as a law clerk to The Honorable John M. Ferren of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals in 1980-81 and joined Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells) in 1982.

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Dr. Jane Okech

Jane OkechDr. Jane Okech is an Associate Professor in Counselor Education & Counseling and Coordinator of the UVM-Graduate Counseling Program. Her primary areas of specialization and scholarship are group dynamics, theory and practice, clinical supervision theory and practice, diversity and multicultural counseling clinical competencies. Associated aspects of this research and scholarship agenda are qualitative research methodology, ethics and professional counseling practice standards. Her social and service interests include addressing gender disparity issues in education and the promotion of children's access to mental health services in the developing world.

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Dr. Anita Rowe

Anita RoweAnita Rowe, Ph.D., began helping organizations with diversity in 1977 when she and her partner, Lee Gardenswartz, Ph.D., worked with Los Angeles Unified School District to deal with its diversity challenges at the time of mandatory integration. Since that time they have specialized in the "human side of management" for a variety of and domestic and international clients, helping them manage change, build productive and cohesive work teams and create inter-cultural understanding and harmony in the workplace.

In addition to direct client relationships, Lee and Anita have also helped organizations through their writing on diversity. They have co-authored a series of books including Managing Diversity: A Complete Desk Reference and Planning Guide (1993, 1998, 2010), The Managing Diversity Survival Guide (1994), The Diversity Tool Kit (1994), Diverse Teams at Work (1995, 2003), Managing Diversity in Health Care (1998), Managing Diversity in Health Care Manual (1998), The Global Diversity Desk Reference (2003) and Emotional Intelligence for Managing Results in a Diverse World (2008).

Among Gardenswartz, & Rowe's clients are Harvard Medical School, Norton Healthcare, Cox Communications, Starbucks, UCSF Medical Center, IRS, Equity Residential, Shands Hospital at the University of Florida, Sempra Energy, Kaiser Permanente, UCLA Medical Center, Boeing Aircraft Group, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Shell Oil Company, and Progress Energy. Anita and Lee have lectured widely, giving keynote speeches, facilitating team building retreats and teaching seminars across the country. Gardenswartz & Rowe's principals also continue to teach about diversity, not only through training in client organizations, but also institutions such as the Intercultural Communication Institute in Portland, Oregon and the Emotional Intelligence and Diversity Institute.

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Dr. Sanjay Sharma

Sonjay SharmaSanjay Sharma was appointed dean of the School of Business Administration at the University of Vermont July 1, 2011. He comes to UVM with a unique background with 16 years of senior management experience with international corporations and more than a two decades of proven research and administrative leadership within higher education.

At the School of Business Administration, he has led the process of re-accreditation of the school’s programs with AACSB; a complete revamping of the undergraduate program that had not been reviewed since its inception to focus it on sustainable business, global business and entrepreneurship; a complete revamping of the MBA program not reviewed since its inception to distinctively position it with a focus on sustainable entrepreneurship; initiate significant experiential learning components in the curriculum; initiate faculty and staff recognition awards; and major alumni engagement/re-engagement and reputation building via several student and alumni run and funded initiatives.

During his tenure as Dean of the John Molson School of Business in Montreal, the largest business school in Canada with 9500 students and 350 faculty, JMSB established itself as one of the top business schools globally with its MBA program ranked among the top 100 in the world by The Economist and its EMBA program ranked among the top 100 by the Financial Times. He facilitated a strategic focus at JMSB on educating managers with excellence in traditional knowledge and an ability to manage for the future in a global, complex, multi-stakeholder and sustainable business environments. This focus was recognized by JMSB's ranking as 34th in the world in the Beyond Gray Pinstripes Survey by the Aspen Institute in 2010. Sanjay enhanced the research profile of JMSB via external fundraising of $50 m for research centers (including the David O'Brien Center for Sustainable Enterprise), research chairs and professorships, and other academic/student initiatives. He also raised funds for and oversaw the new 400,000 sq ft LEED Silver certified business school building.

Prior to his arrival at JMSB, Dr. Sharma held the prestigious Canada Research Chair in Organizational Sustainability and was professor of policy in the School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. He also conceived and served as the first director of the Certified Management Accountant's Centre for Responsible Organizations, an interdisciplinary center focusing on research and practice in the areas of organizational sustainability, corporate social responsibility, ethics, environmental management, social issues, and corporate governance.

A 2001-2002 Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Sharma has won several research grants and has expertise in corporate environmental strategy, corporate sustainability, competitive strategy, stakeholder engagement and organizational innovation. His research has been widely published in top management journals including Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Executive, Strategic Management Journal, and Journal of Marketing, among others. He has co-edited seven books on corporate environmental management and sustainability.

Dr. Sharma began his academic career as an associate professor and director of the Executive MBA Programs at Saint Mary's University in Halifax where he improved the national ranking of the EMBA program in Canadian Business from a ranking of tenth to third-place. He earned his doctorate in management in 1996 from the University of Calgary in Canada.

Prior to his academic career, Dr. Sharma was a senior level manager at multiple international corporations.

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David Shiman

David ShimanAs a professor of education, I teach courses in comparative education, multicultural education, and sociology of education. I also direct the Center for World Education, a global and multicultural curriculum resource center. I have worked in Tanzania, Ghana, South Africa, Finland, England, Costa Rica, China, and in Israel and on the West Bank. I directed UVM’s international educational office in the 1980’s.

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Dr. Judith Aiken

Judith AikenJudith A. Aiken is Associate Professor and Coordinator for the Ed.D. Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership in the Department of Leadership and Developmental Sciences at the University of Vermont. She teaches courses in leadership and curriculum study, and supervises the field-based internship program for students pursuing the master's degree in educational leadership. Dr. Aiken's research interests focus on the preparation and development of educational leaders, women in leadership, cross-cultural/ethical leadership, and teacher supervision and evaluation. Her professional publications include a co-edited book on social justice leadership in a global world and number of book chapters and journal articles on topics in educational leadership.

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Dr. Cynthia Belliveau

Dr. Cynthia BelliveauAs Dean of University of Vermont Division of Continuing Education, Dr. Belliveau directs programming for pre-college students, college students, and professional adults both on campus, internationally and online. Dr. Belliveau is a faculty member in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science. Her research is in food systems primarily focused on pedagogical applications. She teaches undergraduate and graduate students about food systems in the UVM Foods Lab and in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Dr. Belliveau is the Director of the Osher Life Long Learning Institute (OLLI) focused on offering the 50+ audience educational courses and activities at nine sites around the state. Dr. Belliveau has consulted for Winrock International, US AID, and the Sri Lankan Government in small specialty food business planning.

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Dr. Emily Bernard

Emily BernardEmily Bernard is Associate Professor of English and ALANA U. S. Ethnic Studies. Her published works include: Remember Me to Harlem: The Letter of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten (2001), which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; Some of My Best Friends: Writers on Interracial Friendship (2004), which was chosen by the New York Public Library as a Book for the Teen Age, 2006; and Michelle Obama: The First Lady in Photographs, which received a 2010 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work -- Biography/Autobiography. Her essays have been published in several anthologies and journals, such as American Scholar, Modernism/Modernity, Oxford American Magazine, Studies in American Fiction and Reader's Diges, and have been reprinted in Best American Essays, Best African American Essays and Best of Creative Nonfiction.

Bernard has received fellowships from the Alphonse A. Fletcher Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the W. E. B. DuBois Institute at Harvard University. In 2008-9, Bernard was the James Weldon Johnson Senior Research Fellow in African American Studies at the Beinecke Library at Yale University. Her newest book, Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance: A Portrait in Black and White, published by Yale University Press in February 2012.

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Dr. Antonio Cepeda-Benito

Antonio Cepeda-BenitoAntonio Cepeda-Benito.

The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405 (Since July 2012)

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Dean & Professor of Psychology

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843 (1994-­‐2012)

Dean of Faculties Office, MS 1126

  • Dean of Faculties & Associate Provost (2009-­‐2012)
  • Associate Dean of Faculties (2006-­‐2009)

Department of Psychology, MS 4235

  • Full Professor (2005-­‐2012)
  • Associate Professor (2000 to 2005)
    • Visiting Professor, University of Alicante, Alicante—Spain (2001-­‐02)
  • Assistant Professor (1994 to 2000)


  • Ph.D. (Psychology) May 1994, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • Professional Internship (Clinical Psychology) August 1993-­‐94, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis
  • M.S. (Psychology) May 1991, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • B.A. (Psychology) May 1988, University of Wisconsin-­‐Milwaukee


  • Psychologist, Texas Board of Examiners of Psychologists (since April 1996)


  • TOP 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL HISPANICS: Hispanic Business Magazine-­‐2009
  • NATIONAL AWARD OF EXCELLENCE IN MENTORSHIP-­‐2008 (National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse).
  • NATIONAL AWARD OF EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC SERVICE-­‐2006 (National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse).
  • COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS SUPERIOR SERVICE AWARDS-­‐2002 in recognition of exemplary values and promoting efforts in promoting Diversity (Texas A&M University)
  • SIGMA XI-­‐The Scientific Research Society
  • PHI BETA DELTA-­‐-­‐ Honor Society for International Scholars
  • JAMES D. LINDEN AWARD-­‐1993 (Presented annually to only one graduate student, Clinical PHI Psychology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN)
  • PHI BETA KAPPA-­‐1988 (University of Wisconsin-­‐Milwaukee)

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Dr. Bernard F. "Chip" Cole

Bernard Chip ColeBernard F. "Chip" Cole is Interim Dean and Professor of Statistics in the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Vermont. His career as a biostatistician spans 18 years and is distinguished by more than 130 published articles in the peer-reviewed methodological literature and the biomedical-research literature. Professor Cole's articles have been cited over 4,000 times in the scientific literature.

Professor Cole's major area of methodological research involves statistical models for quality-adjusted survival analysis in clinical trials and meta-analysis. These methods are designed to more completely evaluate treatment trade-offs as an aid to decision-making for individual patients. He also developed methods for longitudinal data analysis and the handling of informative missing values. His applied research activities focus on cancer epidemiology, specifically large clinical trials of chemopreventive agents against colorectal cancer.

Professor Cole earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics at Boston University in 1992, and he completed post-doctoral training in Cancer Biostatistics at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Harvard School of Public Health in 1993. Professor Cole joined the faculty at Brown University in 1993 where he worked on early phase cancer clinical trials. In 1997, he joined the faculty at Dartmouth College where he became Director of Biostatistics at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center and began working on large-scale cancer trials. Professor Cole was Director of Statistics at University of Vermont, a post he has held from 2007 until 2009. He is now Interim Dean of the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.

Professor Cole remains an active researcher and serves as an expert statistician for two major clinical trial groups, the Polyp Prevention Study Group and the International Breast Cancer Study Group. He frequently performs professional service, and presently serves on the editorial boards of Journal of the National Cancer Institute, and Lifetime Data Analysis. He is frequently called upon to serve on Study Sections for the National Institutes of Health. Professor Cole continues to teach statistics both at the undergraduate and graduate levels at University of Vermont.

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Dr. Wanda Heading-Grant

Wanda Heading-GrantWanda Heading-Grant is the Chief Diversity Officer and Special Assistant to the President for Multicultural Initiatives at the University of Vermont. Dr. Heading-Grant has also served as the Associate Provost for Multicultural Affairs and Academic Initiatives and Associate Dean of the College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont. She has spent her career focusing on issues of social justice, education, and equity. Dr. Heading-Grant holds a Clinical Associate Professor appointment in the Department of Social Work, and she is a member of the Graduate College at the University of Vermont. She serves on the Burlington Flynn Center for the Performing Arts Board of Directors and is part of the Burlington, Vermont's Dress for Success start up Committee. She has served on the Girls Scout Council of Vermont Board of Directors and United Way of Chittenden County Board of Directors. She has received the City of Burlington's MLK Service Award, the 2010 United Way of Chittenden County Community Impact Award, the 2011 Vermont Women in Higher Education Sister Elizabeth Candon Distinguished Service Award, and she is also a member of the Phi Gamma Mu National Honor Society.

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Dr. Domenico Grasso

Dr. Domenico GrassoDomenico Grasso is Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate College at the University of Vermont. Previously he was Dean of the College of Engineering and Mathematics at UVM, and holds a B.Sc. from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, an M.S. from Purdue University and a Ph.D. from The University of Michigan. Prior to joining UVM, Dr. Grasso was a Rosemary Bradford Hewlett Professor and Founding Director of the Picker Engineering Program at Smith College. He has also been a Visiting Scholar at UC-Berkeley, a NATO Fellow, and an Invited Technical Expert to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Engineering Science, and has served as Vice-Chair of the United States Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board and President of the Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors. He has served on advisory boards at Johns Hopkins, Colgate, Olin College, Notre Dame, WPI, and the National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Grasso has also chaired a U.S. Congressional briefing entitled “Genomes & Nanotechnology: The Future of Environmental Research” and was co-founder along with Dr. Sally Ride, the first American women astronaut, of TOYChallenge, a national design challenge intended to engage 5th-8th graders in science, engineering, and design.

Dr. Grasso views engineering as a bridge between science and humanity, making it particularly well suited for incorporation into a liberal arts universities. His classes, although technically rigorous, also explore the societal and philosophical issues facing engineers and scientists.

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Dr. Jon Erickson

Jon EricksonJon Erickson is Professor of Ecological Economics and the Interim Dean of the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont. He has published widely on energy & climate change policy, land conservation, watershed planning, environmental public health, and the theory and practice of ecological economics. His books include The Great Experiment in Conservation: Voices from the Adirondack Park (2009), Frontiers in Ecological Economic Theory and Application (2007), Ecological Economics of Sustainable Watershed Management (2007), and Ecological Economics: a Workbook for Problem-Based Learning (2005). Jon is also an Emmy award-winning producer of films such as the four-part PBS series Bloom on sources and solutions to nutrient pollution in Lake Champlain. He was the Managing Director of UVM's Gund Institute for Ecological Economics from 2009-2012 and is past President of the U.S. Society for Ecological Economics, past editor of the Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies, and serves on the board or advisory committee of numerous nongovernmental organizations. He has been a Fulbright Scholar at the Sokoine University of Agriculture in Tanzania; Visiting Professor at the University of Iceland, Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in the Dominican Republic, and Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra; and was on the economics faculty at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute before joining the University of Vermont in 2002.

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Dr. Alec Ewald

Alec EwaldProfessor Ewald teaches courses in constitutional law and American politics. Within public law, his current research focuses on voting rights, the institutions of suffrage, and criminal justice. He is author of The Way We Vote: The Local Dimension of American Suffrage (Vanderbilt University Press, 2009), and co-editor of Criminal Disenfranchisement in an International Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2009). His work on felony disenfranchisement and other collateral consequences of criminal convictions has been published in Publius, the Justice System Journal, the Wisconsin Law Review, and the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. More broadly, research interests include race and the law, American political development, and comparative courts. Professor Ewald encourages you to stop by his office any time to admire pictures of his children, Oscar and Stella.

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Dr. Leslye Kornegay

Leslye KornegayLeslye Kornegay is the Director of Custodial Services at the University of Vermont. Custodial Services is one of the largest diverse organizations on the UVM campus. She is the Chair of the Division of Finance and Enterprise Risk Management Diversity Standing Committee. Dr. Kornegay is a life-long learner; she is a recent graduate of the College of Education doctoral program at the University of Vermont. Her doctoral dissertation focused on her unique experiences as an African American woman leading in PWI's. She introduced the use of "confidence circles" as a resource for women of color to sustain their leadership in PWI's. She holds a Masters of Administration from Central Michigan University and a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Mount Olive College. Dr. Kornegay is a seasoned executive with substantial in-house experience leading organizational change. Custodial Services places a high premium on providing exceptional support services for students, faculty and staff with a focus on aligning organizational goals with institutional strategic goals, mission and values. Dr. Kornegay's area of expertise is with predominately white institutions, higher education, diversity and inclusion, strategic planning, leadership and change, women in leadership, succession planning and mentoring. She is a faculty member at a local institution of higher education. She has presented numerous presentations and workshops in her area of expertise at the local, regional and national level. Dr. Kornegay was awarded the Susan Hasazi ALANA Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in Doctoral Education from the College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont. She is a member of the international honor society Pi Gamma Mu.

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Dr. Douglas O. Lantagne

Dr. Doug LantagneDouglas O. Lantagne is the Dean and Director of Extension at the University of Vermont. He spent 14 years at Michigan State University in an Extension/research position before moving to UVM. Dr. Lantagne has held several positions with University of Vermont Extension, including northwest regional chair, associate director, interim director and now dean and director. During that same time, he chaired the New England Extension Director’s association and the Northeast Association of Extension Directors, completed a four-year term as a member of Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP), chaired the search committee chair for the new ECOP national executive director, and served on various other national committees and task forces. He has recently rejoined ECOP as a representative from the Northeast Region and is current past chair of ECOP. Dr. Lantagne is also a fellow from the first class of the Food System Leadership Institute (FSLI). Under his leadership, UVM Extension is a strong proponent of the food systems transdisciplinary research, education and outreach Spire of Excellence recently embraced by the faculty and leadership at the University of Vermont.

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Dr. Fayneese Miller

Fayneese MillerFayneese Miller is dean of the College of Education and Social Services and Professor of Human Development, Educational Leadership and Social Policy at the University of Vermont. Prior to her appointment as dean at UVM, she was associate professor of education and human development and a past director of the Center for the Study of Race & Ethnicity in America at Brown University. Dr. Miller developed and chaired the first Ethnic Studies Program at Brown University. Dr. Miller is a social psychologist and specializes in the psychosocial development of youth, with special emphasis on such topics as alienation, social identity, cross-racial friendships, and truancy. She has conducted research on black males that was funded by the Eli Lily Foundation. Her work includes a study on perceptions of racial/ethnic bias for the Rhode Island Supreme Court and a project on school-based truancy courts for the Rhode Island Family Court. Dr. Miller serves on the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Truancy Prevention Association (NTPA) Board. In collaboration with NTPA, she completed a benchbook on truancy for family court judges. She recently completed a book entitled Transforming Learning Environments: Strategies for the Next Generation in November 2012 by Emerald Publishing Group. A second book with Emerald, focusing on adolescent social behavior and co-authored with Dr. George Leibowitz, will be published in the fall of 2013. Dr. Miller was a visiting professor at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, a National Science Foundation Fellow, and Salzburg Fellow. Some of her more recent publications focus on leadership within a higher education context. She was a member of the American Council of Education (ACE) 2004-2005 Fellow’s class-a Washington-based fellowship program that prepares future senior executives in higher education. She was also a Millennium Leadership Fellow (MLI). She was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Science Task Force on diversity in higher education and the Annie Casey Foundation and Joint Center for Political Studies focus group on reproductive health. Dr. Miller is a past member of OIA, chair-elect of the board for the American Association for College’s of Education (AACTE), president-elect for the Council of Academic Dean’s from Research Extensive Institutions (CADREI), Vermont’s higher education lead for Smarter Balance, and a past member and chairman of the Vermont State Board of Education.

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Dr. Fred C. Morin III

Fred MorinFred C. Morin III was named the 17th Dean of the University of Vermont College of Medicine in August 2007. He is Professor of Pediatrics and serves on the Board of Trustees of Fletcher Allen Health Care as well as the Board of the Fletcher Allen Partners. He serves as a member of the University of Vermont Strategic Initiatives Project Steering Committee and TRI & Research and Strategic Values Committees and the Provost Council of Deans.

Dr. Morin is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Yale University School of Medicine. After a residency in Pediatrics at Stanford University and a research fellowship in neonatology at University of California San Francisco, he joined the University of Rochester as assistant professor of pediatrics and obstetrics & gynecology. In 1986 he moved to University of Buffalo, and in 1989 was named chief of the Neonatology Division at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and associate professor of pediatrics and physiology. He became full professor in 1994, and was named chair of pediatrics and pediatrician-in-chief at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo in 1997. He also served as interim vice president for health affairs at University of Buffalo and interim dean.

Internationally known for his groundbreaking research on persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn and the uses of nitric oxide, Dr. Morin is the author of more than 70 publications and the recipient of numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health and others.

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Dr. Patty Prelock

Patty PrelockPatricia Prelock, Ph.D., is Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders, and Professor of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. Dr. Prelock coordinates parent training programs designed for caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorders and has been awarded more than 9 million dollars in state and federal funding as a PI or Co-PI to develop innovations in interdisciplinary training, to facilitate training in speech-language pathology, and to support her intervention work in autism spectrum disorders. She has 130 publications and 410 peer-reviewed and invited presentations in the areas of autism, collaboration, language assessment and intervention, and language learning disabilities. Dr. Prelock received the 1998 Friends Award through the Vermont Parent Information Center and the first annual Autism Society of Vermont Excellence in Service Award in 2000. She also received the University of Vermont’s Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award in 2000. Dr. Prelock was named an ASHA Fellow in 2000 and a University of Vermont Scholar in 2003. She was awarded the Puppets Choice Award through Kids on the Block of Vermont in 2010 for her work in autism. Dr. Prelock earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Kent State University and her doctoral degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a Board Recognized Specialist in Child Language, and a Hanen certified SLP for It takes Two to Talk and More Than Words. She is the 2013 President for the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, a member organization of more than 150,000 speech-language pathologists and audiologists.

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Dr. Brian Reed

Brian ReedAssociate Provost for Curricular Affairs and Associate Professor of Exercise and Movement Science. Brian received his undergraduate education at UVM, where he earned a B.A. degree in Zoology (1972) and a B.S. degree Summa Cum Laude in Physical Therapy (1974). He did his graduate work at Temple University School of Medicine, where he earned the Ph.D. degree in Physiology (1985). He has been a licensed physical therapist since 1974, and he continues to serve as a consultant to area clinicians.

Brian teaches and does research in the areas of applied exercise physiology and therapeutic modalities. Recently he initiated an interdisciplinary teaching, learning and research project to harvest pooled electrical energy generated by aerobic exercise machines in the University’s fitness center. He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Physical Therapy Association, and the Clinical Electrophysiology and Orthopaedic specialty sections of the APTA. He is an active manuscript reviewer for the journals Physical Therapy, Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, and The British Journal of Sports Medicine.

Brian has held numerous leadership and service roles at Department, University, regional and national levels. He was the Associate Dean for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences from 2002-2009. He was appointed Associate Provost for Curricular Affairs in July 2009.

Brian has received various honors including the Faculty Senate's Faculty Recognition Award (2001). In addition, he was the invited keynote speaker at the First International Physiotherapy Congress in Forteleza, Brazil, April 10-13, 2003, where he was made an honorary member of the Brazilian Physiotherapy Association at that time.

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Dr. Abu Rizvi

Abu RizviS. Abu Rizvi is dean of the University of Vermont Honors College, where he has also been Interim and Associate Dean. A professor of economics, Dean Rizvi has been on the faculty at the University of Vermont since 1987, and served as chair of the Department of Economics and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences before moving to the Honors College.

Dean Rizvi teaches first-year students in the Honors College. In addition to his roles as a teacher and administrator, he is a productive scholar in the area of microeconomic theory, focusing on general equilibrium and game theories. A book by him and David P. Levine, called Poverty, Work and Freedom: Political Economy and the Moral Order, was published in 2005 by Cambridge University Press. He is also the author of studies on the assessment of learning, recruiting for diversity, student retention in college, and elitism in honors programs. He has served on the Diversity Curriculum Review Committee and the President’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.

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Maura Saule

Maura SauleMara Saule is the Dean of University Libraries and Learning Resources at the University of Vermont. She provides leadership, strategic planning, and overall management of fiscal, curricular, scholarly, and budgetary responsibilities for the Bailey/Howe and Dana Medical Libraries.

Since 1985, Saule has held several positions at UVM, including associate dean and director of collection management services for the Bailey/Howe Library, vice provost for enrollment management and international activities, and executive assistant to the president.

Saule earned a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of California at Berkeley, as well as master’s and bachelor’s degrees in English from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She is fluent in Latvian and Spanish and has a reading knowledge of Latin. A member of the American Library Association (ALA) for more than a decade, she was ALA Library/Book Fellow at the National Library of Latvia in Riga in 1992-93.

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Dr. Sherwood Smith

Sherwood SmithSherwood Smith is a lecturer at University of Vermont's Department of Leadership and Developmental Sciences and Director of the Center for Cultural Pluralism. As part of his doctoral program, Smith developed and taught a graduate course "Multicultural Issues in Adult Education", lectured on the history of African-Americans in adult education and taught undergraduate seminars. In the past he worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Tanzania, cooperative extension agent in Grant County, Washington, adjunct faculty for the School for International Training's college program in Kenya, and Assistant Director of Residence Life at Pennsylvania State University. Currently, Smith teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses. At the graduate level he has been teaching EDFS 322, The Challenge of Multiculturalism for Educators for six years. Within human development he teaches courses that focus on the developmental issues related to prejudice and the cross-cultural influences on human development. Smith serves on the following boards: National Association for Multicultural Education and Vermont Teacher Scholarship Committees as well as a variety of UVM committees such as Faculty Senate Strategic Initiatives Representative for Diversity & Global Subcommittee and President's LGBT Commission. Smith is passionate about issues of social justice and intensely curious to explore the social constructions of culture, identity, and status. His research interests focus on experiential issues related to identity development and attitude change, evaluation methodologies related to social justice education, and multicultural education theory to practice issues. His work has led to numerous presentations for a variety of professional conferences, including the American Association of Adult and Community Education, American College Personnel Association, Lilly Conferences, and International Educators (NAFSA). He is actively involved in faculty and staff development training on multicultural issue as part of his work as the director for the Center for Cultural Pluralism in the Provost's Office. His expertise includes multicultural competency, cultural and gender identity, and the African American experience in education; professional development for faculty and staff; and research and teaching in education and human development.

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Dr. Sarah E. Turner

Sarah E. Turner PhD, Senior Lecturer. A Canadian by birth, Sarah has been teaching at the University of Vermont for the past fifteen years. Her areas of research include constructions of race in popular culture, contemporary black women writers, and the rhetoric of 21st century racism. Her work has appeared in MELUS, Networking Knowledge, and numerous edited collections. She is currently co-editing a collection of essays on race and television that is forthcoming with NYU Press.

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Dr. Thomas C. Vogelmann

Dr. Thomas C. VogelmannThomas C. Vogelmann became Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Director of the Vermont Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of Vermont (UVM) in 2009, after holding positions of Interim Dean from July 2008 and Professor and Chair of the Department of Plant Biology from 2002. A graduate of Syracuse University (Ph.D.), Washington State University (M.S.) and the University of Vermont (B.S.), Dr. Vogelmann worked for eighteen years at the University of Wyoming, where he attained the rank of Professor of Botany and served as the interim Chair of the Department of Botany. He also served as Visiting Professor at the University of Lund in Lund, Sweden, and Visiting Research Fellow at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia.

Dr. Vogelmann has received numerous awards and other recognitions for his teaching, research, and service, including the Robertson Lecture for outstanding contributions to plant physiology conferred by the Australian and New Zealand Societies for Plant Physiology. He also received the Presidential Award for outstanding research, the College of Arts and Sciences Award for Outstanding Research, and the Elbogen Award for Outstanding Teaching, all at the University of Wyoming. Most recently, he received the Joseph E. Carrigan Award for Excellence in Teaching and Undergraduate Education in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at UVM.

Dr. Vogelmann specializes in plant physiology and has published more than eighty scientific papers in refereed journals, books, and technical proceedings.

Dr. Vogelmann is an accomplished researcher, educator, and administrator.

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Dr. Burt Wilcke

Burt WilckeBurton W. Wilcke, Jr., Ph.D. has over twenty-five years of public health experience at the state and local level in California, Michigan and Vermont. In 2002 he became the Chair of the Department of Medical Laboratory and Radiation Sciences at the University of Vermont (UVM). Prior to joining the faculty at UVM he was the Director of Health Surveillance for the Vermont Department of Health, overseeing the areas of epidemiology, laboratory services and health statistics. He currently sits on the Accreditation Committee of the Public Health Accreditation Board as well as the US HHS Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee. His experience covers a range of areas spanning infectious diseases and microbiology, public health practice, the health workforce and global health. As the Chair of the Department of Medical Laboratory and Radiation Sciences, he oversees several important academic programs that are part of a broader group of non-nursing, non-physician health professions serving both the healthcare and public health communities. He has previously served on committees and boards of national health and public health organizations such as the Clinical Laboratory Management Association, the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) where he served as President, and the Institutes of Medicine. He has served on the Editorial Board of the Emerging Infectious Diseases journal and supplements for Public Health Reports. He currently chairs the Publications Board for the American Public Health Association (APHA). He is the past President of the Vermont Public Health Association.

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Professional Development Presenters

Dr. Caroline Beer

Caroline BeerProfessor Beer specializes in comparative politics and Latin American politics. Her research interests include democratization, institutions and women in politics. Her book, Institutional Change and Electoral Competition in Mexico, was published by the University of Notre Dame Press in 2003. She has also published in journals such as Comparative Politics, the American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, Latin American Research Review, Latin American Politics and Society, Studies in Comparative International Development, and International Studies Quarterly.

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Dr. Susanmarie Harrington

Susanmarie HarringtonSusanmarie Harrington is Director of Writing in the Disciplines and a Professor of English.: Susanmarie joined the faculty at UVM in 2008. She directs the Writing in the Disciplines Program faculty development offerings, drawing on her prior experience as director of composition (1995-2006) and department chair (2006-2008) at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Her research interests explore how values about writing are enacted in curricula, program design, and assessment. Her publications include Basic Writing as a Political Act and The Outcomes Book: Debate and Consensus in the Wake of the Council of Writing Program Administrators' Outcomes Statement.

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Dr. Cristina Mazzoni

Cristina MazzoniCristina Mazzoni moved to California from Italy with her family some thirty years ago; she completed college and graduate school in the United States (U.C.S.D. and Yale, Comparative Literature) and published all her academic books and most of her scholarly articles in English. Although she writes informally in Italian on a regular basis, she feels most comfortable using English as a means of professional expression, written and oral (and this despite her occasional lapses with prepositions and idioms). Cristina Mazzoni has been teaching Italian language, literature, and culture in the Department of Romance Languages and Linguistics at UVM since fall 1993, and she has been serving the department as Chair for the past two years.

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Henrietta “Henrie” Menzies

Henrietta Henrie MenziesHenrietta is a Faculty Development Specialist at the Center for Teaching and Learning. In this role, she co-coordinates the student TechCats program and is also a Hybrid Initiative instructional Designer. Fondly known as “Henrie,” she has worked at UVM over the past 7+ years in many capacities all over campus. At UVM, she has led Mindfulness Meditation lunch time sessions, co-chaired the 4th Annual Women of Color Leadership Retreat Planning committee this year, has been appointed to the UVM Presidential Commission for the Status of Women, is participating on the Racial Healing Retreat planning committee, and co-Advises the P.E.A.C.E resident learning program in the Living and Learning Center. Outside of UVM, Henrietta has her own small business called Building a Better U, LLC with her business partner. They work with organizations, institutions of higher ed., corporations and individuals to provide professional development, coaching, lead facilitated dialogues and trainings on diversity and teambuilding.

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Dr. Susan Munkres

Susan MunkresSusan Munkres is a sociologist and the Director of the CUPS (Community-University Partnerships & Service-Learning) Office at UVM. She earned her PhD at the University of Wisconsin, and taught for a number of years before coming to UVM. She brings her experience both as a faculty member and as a community organizer to her position at CUPS. Her dissertation focused on alliance movements, where privileged people organized on behalf of the disenfranchised, and it is those interests in social inequality, identity and activism that underlie this workshop in particular.

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Dr. Holly Parker

Antonio Cepeda-BenitoHolly is a Faculty Development Specialist at the University of Vermont's Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). As part of her work at the CTL, she coordinates the Graduate Teaching Program and conducts research on faculty professional development. Holly also works with UVM faculty on the implementation of Universal Design for Learning. She recently completed her doctoral program at UVM on Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.

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Dr. Karen L. Suyemoto

Karen L. SuyemotoKaren L. Suyemoto, PhD is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology and Asian American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She teaches doctoral level and undergraduate psychology courses focused on race, culture and intersections with other minority statuses, as well as courses in Psychotherapy Theory/Practice, Asian American Studies, and Qualitative Methods. Her research focuses on issues related to racial identity, racism, and resisting oppression.


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Dr. Jim Vigoreaux

Jim VigoreauxJim Vigoreaux is the Breazzano Family Green and Gold Professor and Chair of the Department of Biology. A native of Puerto Rico, Professor Vigoreaux majored in mathematics at the University of Puerto Rico before embarking on his doctoral studies in biochemistry at the University of Oklahoma. His transition from the homeland to the mainland required adjustments to a new language, culture, landscape, and academic discipline.

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Dr. John Jing-hua Yin

John Jing-hua YinProfessor Yin teaches Chinese Characters, Intermediate Chinese, Advanced Chinese, Glimpses of Chinese Culture, and Classical Chinese Literature in Translation. He also directs the Chinese Language Program and the Study Abroad in China Program. He has been serving on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Chinese Language Teachers Association since 2006 and is currently a member on the Board of Directors for the Chinese Language Teachers Association.

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