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Inclusive University Classroom Lectures

Lorna Hernandez Jarvis, Ph.D.: Oct. 20 & 23, 2017

Keynote Lecture: Oct. 23, Weyerhaeuser Hall – Robinson Teaching Theatre, 7 p.m.

Title: Inclusive Excellence, Intercultural Intelligence, and the Status of Diversity Education

Description: We live in a divided and divisive world in which we deepen our disagreements rather than finding effective ways to collaborate and allow everyone to flourish. Higher education is not immune to this situation. Today more than ever, institutions of higher education have the responsibility to create environments in which academic excellence is inclusive, in which we all develop intercultural intelligence and a strong sense of democratic values and civic engagement. Hernandez Jarvis will discuss the status of multiculturalism and diversity education in the U.S. and present models to approach these tensions that can lead to growth, collaboration and well-being for all in the community.

About the Speaker: Lorna Hernandez Jarvis is the Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Whitworth University. She was educated at two Ohio universities, earning her bachelor’s degree from the University of Akron and her master’s and doctoral degrees from Kent State. During her tenure at Hope College, she served as director of cultural diversity courses in the general education curriculum, as director of general education, as chair of the psychology department, and as co-leader of the Teaching Enhancement Workshop Program. She has also directed two programs at Hope College funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to improve the engagement of research experiences in the classroom. In addition, she served on the Hope College Board of Trustees for four years.

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