Nineteen Emerson faculty members participated in the Inclusive Excellence Faculty Fellows program May 19-21. (Photo by Alayne Fiore)
Nineteen faculty members from a variety of departments participated in the Inclusive Excellence Faculty Fellows program May 19–21 to develop methods to address issues of diversity that often arise in educational settings.
Led by Sylvia Spears, vice president of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion; Lori Beth Way, senior advisor in the Office of Academic Affairs; and Robert Amelio, director of diversity education and human relations, the program examined ways to include instructional practices and other strategies that will enhance students’ intercultural competence.
The faculty members took part in presentations, small and large group discussions, reflection exercises, a student panel, and hands-on course enhancement activities.
Spears said the program was launched, in part, due to faculty members’ requests for guidance in handling diversity issues. “With this program,” Spears said, “we hope to provide faculty the skills and resources to take advantage of the many teachable moments that can organically occur in the classroom that facilitate critical learning and cultural development.”
Below is a list of the faculty members who participated in the fellowship.
Spencer Kimball, scholar-in-residence
Darrin Korte, part-time faculty
Agatha Morrell, part-time faculty
Claudia Castaneda, senior scholar-in-residence
Joseph Pereira, part-time faculty
Roxana Maiorescu, assistant professor
Lu Ann Reeb, executive-in-residence
Josie Bray, part-time faculty
Billie Jo Joy, part-time faculty
Christina Marin, assistant professor
Courtney O’Connor, part-time faculty
Charles McCarry, production designer-in-residence
Paul Turano, assistant professor
Priscilla Andrade, part-time faculty
Rage Hezekiah, part-time faculty
Molly McGillicuddy, part-time faculty
Kim McLarin, assistant professor
Peter Medeiros, part-time faculty
Claudia Ward de Leon, part-time faculty