CONCLAVE SPEAKERS.

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​MEET CHRISTINA S. MORTON 

Christina S. Morton is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Michigan, National Center for Institutional Diversity

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​MEET STEFANI BRIGGS

Stefani Briggs is the owner of Be.Still.Move., a program of mindful/contemplative embodied movement and arts-based pedagogy.  She currently serves on the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society’s Diversity, Access, and Inclusion Committee.

   

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​MEET ARIEL SALOMÉ

Ariel Salomé, is a visionary thought leader, healer, speaker, and transformative leadership and team coach with extensive experience in training, facilitation, and curriculum design for adult learners.

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​MEET DeANGELA BURNS-WALLACE

The Honorable Dr. DeAngela Burns-Wallace is the Secretary of Administration for the Kansas Department of Administration. Prior to her appointment, Dr. DeAngela Burns-Wallace served as the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies at the University of Kansas. 

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​MEET LEAH COX

Leah Cox, PhD, is Towson University’s first vice president of inclusion and institutional equity. In this senior leadership position, she is leading TU’s Office for Inclusion and Institutional Equity, the university’s diversity and compliance office, and serving as a key adviser to the senior leadership team as a member of the President’s Cabinet.

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MEET LASHAUN PHOENIX KOTARAN

LaShaun Phoenix Kotaran (Moore) is a CREATOR. Vocalist. Spoken Word Artist. Host. Coach. Wife. SistaGurl. Travel Junkie. Brunch Enthusiast.

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​MEET KELLY M. MACK

Kelly M. Mack PhD, Co-Founder of the Society of STEM Women of Color; Vice President for Undergraduate Science Education and Executive Director, Project Kaleidoscope, Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)

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​MEET ADRIANA MEDINA

Adriana Medina, PhD, was an Associate Professor of Intercultural Communication and Spanish at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). Adriana moved to Denver and currently teaches at DU and MSU. She is also an accomplished intercultural trainer with a focus on intercultural communication, diversity, and conflict management styles.

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MEET BEVERLY O'BRYANT

Dr. Beverly J. O’Bryant is a full professor and the Founding Dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Coppin State University. She is also the founder, executive producer and host of a monthly radio broadcast, “The Coppin Connection” which has aired every fourth Sunday on WOLB 1010 AM’s Dr. B Show for the last 10 years.

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MEET CLAUDIA RANKINS

Claudia Rankins, PhD, Co-Founder of the Society of STEM Women of Color; former Program Officer in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources at the National Science Foundation, where she managed the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program and the Centers for Research Excellence in Science and Technology.

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MEET NICOLE CALLOWAY  

RANKINS

Nicole Calloway Rankins, MD, MPH is a physician (OB/GYN), and integrative health coach. She has a strong background in women's health.

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​MEET RENITA J. WEEMS

Rev. Dr. Renita J. Weems is a biblical scholar, a writer, an ordained minister, and a public intellectual. She was the first African American woman to earn a doctorate in Old Testament studies.  Rev. Dr. Weems has taught at Vanderbilt Divinity School and Spelman College. 

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MEET CYNTHIA WINSTON PROCTOR

Cynthia Winston Proctor PhD, is a Professor of Psychology at Howard University, P.I. of the Identity & Success Research Lab, and founder of Winston Synergy L.L.C. and the Life Synergy Academy.  

 

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MEET KAMILAH M. WOODSON (invited)

Kamilah M. Woodson, PhD, is the Director of Training, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, and an Associate Professor in the Howard University School of Education, Department of Human Development and Psycho-educational Studies, Counseling Psychology PhD Program.

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CONCLAVE LEADERSHIP COLLOQUIUM SPEAKERS.

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MEET THEMA BRYANT

Dr. Thema Bryant is a Professor, Graduate School of Education & Psychology; Director of Culture and Trauma Research Lab, Pepperdine University. She is the incoming president-elect of the American Psychological Association, the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology with more than 120,000 members (apa.org).

Dr. Thema Bryant completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Duke University and her post-doctoral training at Harvard Medical Center’s Victims of Violence Program.  She is currently a tenured professor of psychology in the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University, where she directs the Culture and Trauma Research Laboratory. She is a past president of the Society for the Psychology of Women and a past APA representative to the United Nations. 

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​MEET DeANGELA BURNS-WALLACE

The Honorable Dr. DeAngela Burns-Wallace is the Secretary of Administration for the Kansas Department of Administration. Prior to her appointment, Dr. DeAngela Burns-Wallace served as the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies at the University of Kansas. 

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​MEET GILDA BARABINO

Dr. Gilda A. Barabino​

 

​Dr. Gilda A. Barabino is President of Olin College of Engineering, and Professor of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering.  

A biomedical engineer trained in chemical engineering, with broad interest in global health, systems, and interdisciplinary 

engineering education, Dr. Barabino is a noted investigator in the areas of sickle cell disease, cellular and tissue engineering.

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MEET RUTTANATIP CHONWERAWONG 

Associate Vice President for Student Success, California State University-Dominguez Hills

Dr.Chonwerawong, Ph.D., is a well-rounded administrator in areas of student academic support services, program management including cultural support centers and federally funded programs, program evaluation & assessment of program outcomes. Extensive experience with issues impacting educational access for first-generation college students, students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, and students from culturally and ethnically marginalized groups in higher education. Experienced with campus-wide project implementation process, strategic planning, cross campus collaboration, and supervision of team members from diverse backgrounds & collective bargaining units.

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MEET ALLISON DAVIS-WHITE EYES

Allison Davis-White Eyes, Ph.D., brings over 30 years of experience in higher education leading change in diversity, equity inclusion, access, and policy. Her efforts are best exemplified through her work at both University of Oregon (UO) and Oregon State University (OSU) that focused on strategic organizational change, community building, inter-departmental collaboration, interdisciplinary teaching and research, international partnerships, Indigenous policy, academic partnerships, and student development (both graduate and undergraduate).

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MEET GAËTANE 

JEAN-MARIE

Gaëtane Jean-Marie, Ph.D. a native of Haiti, previously worked as the Dean of the College of Education and Richard O. Jacobson Endowed Chair of Leadership in Education at the University of Northern Iowa. She has a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Cultural Studies and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Women’s Studies from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, M.A. in Criminal Justice and B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers, The State of New Jersey. Her research focuses on educational equity and social justice in K-12 schools, women and leadership in P-20 system, and leadership development and preparation in a global context. She is the recent recipient of the Distinguished Career Alumni Award, School of Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Janet McLain Legacy Award, University of Northern Iowa.

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MEET KIM MICHELLE LEWIS

Currently, Dr. Lewis is the Associate Dean for Research, Graduate Programs, and Natural Sciences and Professor of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences at Howard University. Her interests are to provide college-wide leadership to strengthen its research and graduate programs, to support the promotion and tenure of faculty, and build collaborative interdisciplinary teams across the Division of Natural Sciences to attract federally funded grants. Throughout her career Dr. Lewis continues to participate in community outreach efforts.

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MEET PAULA D MCCLAIN

Paula D. McClain is James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Professor of Public Policy and Dean of The Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education. She also directs the American Political Science Association’s Ralph Bunche Summer Institute hosted by Duke University, and funded by the National Science Foundation and Duke University. A Howard University Ph.D., her primary research interests are in racial minority group politics, particularly inter-minority political and social competition, and urban politics. Her articles have appeared in numerous journals, most recently the Journal of Politics, American Political Science Review, Urban Affairs Review, The Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race and Politics, among others.

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MEET ORLANDO L. TAYLOR

Orlando L. Taylor is Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Research at Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara California and Director of its Marie Fielder Center for Democracy, Leadership and Education. Dr. Taylor is also the Conclave Leadership Colloquium Principal Investigator

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MEETJOANN 

CANALES

Founding Dean Emerita of the College of Graduate Studies and Former Professor of the College of Education and Human Development, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

She serves as a member of GRE® Board as well as a member of the Board of Directors for the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, Communities in Schools of the Coastal Bend, and the Gulf Coast Credit Union of Corpus Christi.  She also chairs the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee for the GRE® Board and the Diversity Inclusion Advisory Committee of the Council of Graduate Schools.

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MEET GAIL  P. HOLLOWELL 

Associate Professor in the Department ofBiological & Biomedical Sciences and Director of the Center for 

Science, Math, and Technology Education at North Carolina Central University (NCCU).

 

Dr. Hollowell received her undergraduate 

degree in Biology from NCCU and both her 

master's degree (Microbiology) and doctoral degree (Biology) from Howard University.  During her tenure at NCCU, Dr. Hollowell has implemented research-based instructional approaches to improve STEM student learning outcomes and 

developed STEM student self-directed learning readiness.