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Community-Engaged Scholar Dr. DeLeon Gray Believes in the Value of Hyperlocal Work

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Originally from Washington, D.C., Dr. DeLeon Gray attended an elementary school on Howard University’s campus, which allowed him to see what community engagement looked like up close. “Engaging with college students was regular from early on,” says Gray. “When I went to other spaces and started thinking about my work, community engagement just seemed so natural to me.

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How to Lead Yourself

Steve Keating

Most leaders have had less than 5 hours of formal training in their entire careers. Upon ascending to a leadership role they assume that their title or position makes them a leader. That is by far the most common mistake people new to a leadership role make. It is also one of the most costly mistakes they will ever make. It costs them the opportunity to truly have a positive impact on the people they could actually lead.

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Dr. Elizabeth Dooley, University of Central Florida

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Elizabeth Dooley is a professor of exceptional student education in the School of Teacher Education at the University of Central Florida College of Community Innovation and Education. She is the academic program director for the Ph.D. Teaching Learning and Development Track. Dooley, who also co-founded the West Virginia University Health Sciences Technology Academy to enhance underserved youths’ academic college preparedness, was the first woman and African American to be named provost and v

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From Legacy to Action: Reflections on Black History Month and the Ongoing Pursuit of Justice

Believe in Students

I was a young child when Black History Month came to national consciousness. I remember my dad using the opportunity to teach me, barely in school, about the history of Black achievement and leadership in this country. As an Iowan, I learned about George Washington Carver’s scientific achievements and Alexander Clark’s work creating the first integrated schools in the country.

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Can Brain Science Actually Help Make Your Training & Teaching Stick?

Speaker: Andrew Cohen, Founder & CEO of Brainscape

The instructor’s PPT slides are brilliant. You’ve splurged on the expensive interactive courseware. Student engagement is stellar. So… why are half of your students still forgetting everything they learned in just a matter of weeks? It's likely a matter of cognitive science! With so much material to "teach" these days, we often forget to incorporate key proven principles into our curricula — namely active recall, metacognition, spaced repetition, and interleaving practice.

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Dr. Sian Leah Beilock, Dartmouth College

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Sian Leah Beilock is president of Dartmouth College, the first woman to be elected to the post by the college’s Board of Trustees. Beilock, who previously served as president of Barnard College at Columbia University, is an independent director on the Bridgewater Associates Operating Board of Directors. She is considered a leading expert on the brain science behind “choking under pressure” in business, education, and sports.

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Nikole Hannah-Jones Howard University

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of The 1619 Project , Nikole Hannah-Jones serves as the Knight Chair in Race and Journalism at Howard University, where she founded the Center for Journalism & Democracy. Hannah-Jones spent her career investigating racial inequality and injustice, including as a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine. Her reporting earned her the MacArthur Fellowship, a Peabody Award, two George Polk Awards, and three National Magazine Awards.

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FSA Releases Guidance for Student Eligibility, Pell Grant Calculations

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Two volumes from the 2024-2025 Federal Student Aid Handbook regarding student eligibility for awards, parent borrowers, and Pell Grants are now publicly available. To access all nine volumes of the handbook or submit any questions that you may have, visit FSA’s Knowledge Center as well as their Customer Support webpages. POSTED DATE: February 28, 2024… More » FSA Releases Guidance for Student Eligibility, Pell Grant Calculations The post FSA Releases Guidance for Student Eligibility,

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Gloria L. Blackwell, American Association of University Women

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Gloria L. Blackwell is a gender equity advocate, who oversees an organization counting over 40,000 members and donors, 700 branches, and 500 college and university partners. As CEO of the nonprofit American Association of University Women (AAUW), she serves as a thought leader on issues ranging from the pay gap to equity in STEM to student loan debt.

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Dr. Anna Gonzalez, Washington University in St. Louis

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Anna Gonzalez, known to her students as “Dr. G,” is vice chancellor for student affairs at Washington University in St. Louis (WashU). Gonzalez provides leadership to the university’s Division of Student Affairs, engaging with students to recognize their needs and enhance their experiences. She oversees various WashU programs including its unified career center and its Center for Diversity & Inclusion.

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Dr. Marjorie Hass, Council of Independent Colleges

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Marjorie Hass steers the helm as president of the Council of Independent Colleges. Hass, author of A Leadership Guide for Women in Higher Education , is described as a philosopher, teacher, and mentor. She is also a leader. She served as president of Rhodes College and Austin College and was provost at Muhlenberg College. She continues to be active in the leadership of prominent higher education associations, serving as a board member of the Association of American Colleges & Universitie

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Dr. Crystal Eufemia Garcia, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Crystal Eufemia Garcia’s research examines the mechanisms by which racially minoritized college students experience campus environments. She is an assistant professor of educational administration in the College of Education and Human Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where her work is concentrated on campus climates and the role of student affairs in student experiences.

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SCOTT W. THAYER

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Scott W. Thayer Scott W. Thayer has been appointed president of Cypress College. Thayer holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rollins College in Florida, a master’s in counseling and guidance from Point Loma Nazarene University in California, and a doctorate in higher education leadership from the University of Southern California.

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Dr. Peiyin Hung, University of South Carolina

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Peiyin Hung is an assistant professor in health services policy and management in the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health. Hung was named a Breakthrough Research Star at University of South Carolina in 2023 and a National Rural Health Association Policy Fellow in 2019. Her primary research interests include rural health disparities, quality of care, spatial access to health services, and women’s health; she specializes in quantitative methods for health services res

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Dr. Ellen M. Granberg, George Washington University

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George Washington University President Dr. Ellen M. Granberg commits herself to building on the institution’s legacy in education, research, and scholarship as well as its notable patient care and service. Granberg has 11 years of prior experience leading large integrated software development teams in the telecommunications industry. The nationally recognized scholar in the sociology of self, identity, and mental health has also served as provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at

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Dr. Emily Bouck, Michigan State University

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Emily Bouck is actively involved in grant writing and leads such funded programs. She is a professor and associate dean for research at Michigan State University, researching mathematics education for students with disabilities and those at-risk. Bouck examines the response to intervention for mathematics at the elementary and secondary level as well as mathematical interventions to support students with disabilities or those receiving Response to Intervention Tier 2 or Tier 3 services.

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Dr. Susan Gaulden, Passaic County Community College

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Dr. Susan Gaulden is vice president for strategic initiatives at Passaic County Community College, where she is establishing new partnerships to enhance the support and services for students. She has led initiatives including the Hispanics Inspiring Students’ Performance and Achievement Leaders in College Program. Gaulden also serves as the project director of a U.S.

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Dr. Blair LM Kelley, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Blair LM Kelley is a noted scholar of Black history and the African American experience. Kelley — the author of Black Folk: The Promise of the Black Working Class and the award-winning Right to Ride: Streetcar Boycotts and African American Citizenship — is a John Hope Franklin National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow. She earned an appointment as the Joel R.

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Dr. Brandi P. Jones, University of Southern California

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Brandi P. Jones researches the experiences of minoritized and marginalized communities in science and engineering. She is chief of staff and chief operating officer for the University of Southern California Race and Equity Center, where she leads partnerships with corporations and educational organizations to illuminate, disrupt, and dismantle racism and inequities.