Creating and Maintaining a Diverse Department

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Hosted by UMass ADVANCE

A Panel Discussion With:

  • Adia Harvey Wingfield, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Professor of Sociology
  • Mary Tileston Hemenway Professor of Arts & Sciences Washington University in St. Louis

While many academic departments profess an interest in having more racial diversity among their faculty, they often struggle to achieve this goal. In this workshop, Professor Wingfield addresses common missteps departments take in trying to create more racial diversity, and offers some research-based solutions that can produce different outcomes. Professor Wingfield also discusses the importance of establishing an organizational culture that is color-conscious rather than color-blind.