A&S Diversity Day: Diversity, Inclusivity, and Belonging

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 09:00 AM - 02:45 PM
Location: Forum Ferguson Student Center
Cost: Free

Categories: College of Arts & Sciences, Workshops and Seminars

A celebration of diversity hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences. Events include:

9:00-9:30 a.m. Registration, Breakfast

9:30-9:45 a.m. Welcome: Dr. G. Christine Taylor, Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

10:00-10:50 a.m. Roundtable I: Diversity and Disability Inclusion

Facilitator: Dr. Laura Reed, Department of Biological Sciences


  • Ms. Amy Hagedorn, Accommodations Specialists, Office of Disability Services
  • Mr. James Meadows, Doctoral Student, School of Social Work
  • Dr. Kagendo Mutua, Severe/Profound Disabilities and Transition, College of Education
  • Coach Ford Burttram, Alabama Wheelchair Basketball

11:00-11:50 a.m. Roundtable II: Diversity and Graduate Admissions

Facilitator: Dr. Matthias Kaminski, Department of Physics and Astronomy


  • Dr. Isabelle Drewelow, Department of Modern Languages and Classics
  • Dr. Di Luo, Department of History
  • Dr. Marco Bonizzoni, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Ms. Lesley Campbell, Director of Graduate Recruiting, Graduate School

12:00-1:30 p.m. Luncheon and Keynote Address

Introduction: Dr. Wendy Castenell, Department of Art and Art History

Keynote: Dr. Nirmala Erevelles, Department of Educational Leadership, Technology, and Policy Studies, College of Education

1:45-2:45 p.m. Diversity Research Presentations 

Facilitators: Dr. Deborah Keene, Department of Geological Sciences and the Blount Scholars Program; Dr. Paul Rupar, Department of Chemistry 


  • Dr. Stacy Morgan, Department of American Studies
  • Dr. John Giggie, Department of History
  • Dr. Mairin Odle, Department of American Studies  

Register online: https://universityofalabama.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_38ZDmPYKMQvjNpb

Contact Info: 205-348-7007

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