The Center for Teaching Excellence is sponsoring a series of brown bag discussions focusing on diversity in teaching. The idea came from Dr. Lupe Davidson who is an Assistant Professor of Business Communication in the Price School of Business and co-Director of the Women and Gender Studies' Center for Social Justice.
The goals for the discussion series are to:
Friday, February 22, 2013 11:30-12:20, Sooner Room, OMU
Hollie Mackey is an Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Oklahoma in the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education.
She is an enrolled member of the Northern Cheyenne Nation in southeastern Montana. Her research includes educational leadership, school discipline reform, education law and ethics, translational research, and multicultural education and equity.
Publications include: For our children: A study of the influences on American Indian/Alaska Native education policy in the Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis; Identity and research: Exploring themes of scholarship of an American Indian scholar in the academy, in G. Jean-Marie, & B. Lloyd-Jones (Eds.), Women of color in higher education: Turbulent past, promising future, Volume 9, Diversity in Higher Education Series; Youth detention facilities and restorative justice: Lessons for public education, in A. Normore, & B. Fitch (Eds.), Leadership in education, corrections and law enforcement: A commitment to ethics, equity, and excellence, Volume 12, Advances in Educational Administration Series; Zero-tolerance policies and administrative decision-making: The case for restorative justice-based school discipline reform, in A. Normore (Ed.), Global perspectives on educational leadership reform: The development and preparation of leaders of learning and learners of leadership, Volume 11, Advances in Educational Administration; and Privacy vs. security, in J. P. Shapiro and J.A. Stefkovich (Eds.), Ethical leadership and decision-making in education: Applying theoretical perspectives to complex dilemmas (3rd edition).
She has ten years experience teaching, both in public schools and higher education, as well as working closely with school administrators and policy-makers in both the U.S. and abroad as a consultant for systemic educational improvement and reform.
Friday, March 8, 2013 11:30-12:20, Cate room 174
Dr. Sherri Irvin is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Admissions in the philosophy department at the University of Oklahoma.
Dr. Sherri Irvin is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Admissions in the philosophy department at the University of Oklahoma. She is also the former chair of the philosophy department's Recruiting and Diversity Committee. Dr. Irvin specializes in philosophy of art and also teaches classes in ethics and philosophy of race.
Dr. Irvin is a mentor for the 2012 Oklahoma Art Writing and Curatorial Fellowships, a program of the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition. She is the Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art section editor for Philosophy Compass, Blackwell's online journal. She has a strong interest in ethics, particularly the relevance of aesthetic considerations to moral agency. She is currently working on a book, tentatively titled Immaterial: A Philosophy of Contemporary Art. Photo by Keisha Register.
Friday, April 5, 2013 11:30-12:20, Sooner Room, OMU
Kirsten T. Edwards, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Adult and Higher Education at the University of Oklahoma.
Dr. Kirsten T. Edwards is Assistant Professor of Adult and Higher Education at the University of Oklahoma. Her research merges womanism and womanist theology, curriculum studies, and philosophies of higher education. Dr. Edwards is interested in the ways that faith, race, gender, class, and culture impact learning, teaching, and knowledge production in university settings.
Her publications have additionally considered how identities impact pedagogical approaches in the study of equity, inclusion, and social justice along the educational pipeline. Dr. Edwards’ honors and awards include being a finalist in the 2012 International Journal of Leadership in Education’s Emergent Scholar Manuscript Competition, Louisiana State University Dissertation Year Fellowship recipient, the 2010 Louisiana State University Black Faculty and Staff Caucus Most Outstanding Graduate Student, and the National Council for Black Studies Summer Research Institute participant.
Friday, April 19, 2013 11:30-12:20, Sooner Room, OMU
Meta G. Carstarphen, Ph.D., APR, Graduate Studies director and teaches public relations at the University of Oklahoma in the Gaylord College of Journalism and Communication.
Dr. Meta G. Carstarphen is Graduate Studies director and teaches public relations in the Gaylord College of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oklahoma. Specializing in non-corporate public relations, she has served as the assistant Public Affairs Officer for the FAA’s Southwest regional bureau in Ft. Worth, TX.
Awarded the first Gaylord family professorship in 2005, Carstarphen’s resulting research explored the narratives, rhetoric and history of Oklahoma’s first American Indian and African American newspapers. In 2012, she received the OU Regents Award for Professional and University Service in recognition of her contributions to national, local and university communities. Dr. Carstarphen has taught many courses, including ones in race, gender & the media, public relations campaigns and writing. An award-winning magazine author, her books include: Sexual Rhetoric: Media Perspectives on Sexuality, Gender and Identity, Writing PR: A Multimedia Approach, American Indians and the Mass Media , and Race, Gender Class and the Media.
Dr. Joe Watkins' talk has been postponed and will be rescheduled to a later date.