Speakers Bureau

Speakers for: Diversity

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Robert L. Anemone

Professor & Department Chair, Anthropology
Ph.D. University of Washington
(336) 256-1189, robert.anemone@wmich.edu

  • Race and human diversity
  • Fossil record of human evolution
  • Biological evolution
  • Vertebrate paleontology

Shelly Brown-Jeffy

Associate Professor, Sociology
PhD University of Michigan
(336) 334-5295, slbrown2@uncg.edu

  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Race & Education
  • Poverty
  • Social Inequality

Roberto E. Campo

Professor, International & Global Studies
Professor, Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
PhD University of Pennsylvania
(336) 334-3311, recampo@uncg.edu

  • The French "spirit" as represented in early modern, modern, and contemporary accounts and media
  • Internationalizing the campus and our 21st century students
  • Cultural diversity in the global context
  • Bringing Asian Studies to our students and the greater-Greensboro community

Clara M. Chu

Professor & Department Chair, Library & Information Studies
PhD University of Western Ontario
(336) 334-3481, cmchu@uncg.edu

  • Multicultural Library and Information Services and Issues
  • Information Equity
  • Information Seeking and Use
  • Community Informatics

Stephanie Irby Coard

Associate Professor, Human Development & Family Studies
PhD Columbia University
(336) 334-4666, sicoard@uncg.edu

  • Prevention of Conduct Disorder, Aggression and Violence
  • Racial, Ethnic and Cultural Influences on Youth and Families
  • Racial Socialization Processes, Racial Identity Development
  • Intervention Development and Community Dissemination in Diverse Cultural Contexts

Jewell Cooper

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-3437, jecooper@uncg.edu

  • Teacher Education
  • Multicultural/Equity Education

Karen DeNaples

Assistant Professor, Specialized Education Services
MS University of Rochester
(336) 543-2193, kmdenapl@uncg.edu

  • Deaf Culture
  • American Sign Language / Deaf Literature

Susan Dennison

Associate Professor, Social work
MSW Barry University
(336) 334-5147, stdennis@uncg.edu

  • Setting up Groups for At Risk Children and Adolescents
  • Stress Management for Helping Professionals
  • Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Community Within an Organization
  • Setting up Groups For Adults

Karae L. Foddrell

Assistant Professor, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism
MS Radford University
(336) 256-1317, klfoddre@uncg.edu

  • Interpersonal Communication in the Workplace
  • Conflict Resolution and Relationships
  • Global Issues, Communication & Diversity

Linda Gann

Assistant Professor, Library & Information Studies
PhD The University of Oklahoma
(336) 334-3479, lagann@uncg.edu

  • School Libraries: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
  • Reading Best Practices (for adults, teachers, school administrators)
  • National Accreditation Standards and Guidelines for School Library Media Programs
  • Representation of diversity in children and young adult materials.

Charles P. Gause

Associate Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD Miami University
(336) 334-3437, cpgause@uncg.edu

  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Creating Engaging, Dynamic and Affirming Learning Communities
  • Cross-cultural and Inter-cultural Communications
  • Youth and Popular Culture

Joseph L. Graves Jr.

Professor, Nanoengineering
Associate Dean for Research, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering
Ph.D. Wayne State University
(336) 285-2858, jlgrave2@uncg.edu

  • Genomics of Adaptation
  • Biological and Social Concepts of Race -- Health Disparities
  • Nanosafety
  • STEM Education -- Minority Underrepresentation

Tara T. Green

Professor and Director, African American Studies
PhD Louisiana State University
(336) 334-5507, ttgreen@uncg.edu

  • African American Women's Literature
  • Achieving Professional Success for Young Black Women & Girls
  • Strategies for Mentoring Ethnic Students
  • 21st Century African American Studies Curriculum & Programs
  • Impact of fatherlessness on African American boys & men
  • History of confinement of African Americans
  • Black Women's Leadership History
  • Oprah Winfrey and Film

Channelle D. James

Lecturer, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-4473, cdjames2@uncg.edu

  • Cross Cultural Management, Maximizing Cross Cultural Teams
  • Cultural Studies, Popular Culture & Business
  • Diversity & Cross Cultural Relationships
  • Leadership Development, Women as Leaders, Women & Work
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Social Entrepreneurship

Bree Ann Jimenez

Assistant Professor, Specialized Education Services
Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Charlotte
(336) 517-7745, Bajimene@uncg.edu

  • Special education, students with moderate to severe Intellectual disability
  • General curriculum access
  • Alternate assessments and data based decisions
  • Inclusive practices, peer supports, embedded instruction, systematic instruction

Etsuko Kinefuchi

Associate Professor, Communication Studies
PhD Arizona State University
(336) 334-5297, e_kinefu@uncg.edu

  • Intercultural Communication, Diversity, and Social Justice
  • Cultural Identity and Identity Negotiation
  • Media representations of cultural groups
  • Diaspora and transnational migration
  • Communicative Strategies in the Anti-nuclear Movement in Japan

Stephanie Kurtts

Associate Professor, Specialized Education Services
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 256-1080, sakurtts@uncg.edu

  • Instructional Methods & Assessment for Children With Disabilities
  • Consultation & Collaboration
  • Preparing Pre service Teachers to Meet the Needs of Children With Disabilities in Inclusive Settings
  • Peer Coaching With Pre service Teachers
  • Issues in Special Education
  • Disabilities in Inclusive Settings

Kevin Lowe

Professor & Department Head, Management
PhD Florida International University
(336) 334-3055, kblowe@uncg.edu

  • Leadership
  • Business Strategy
  • Cross Cultural Management Issues

W. Roger Mills-Koonce

Associate Professor, Human Development & Family Studies
Ph.D. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 334-4672, mills-koonce@uncg.edu

  • Parenting and parent-child relationships
  • Child conduct disorder
  • Family diversity
  • LGBT health and wellness

Claudia M. Pagliaro

Professor, Specialized Education Services
Ph.D. Gallaudet University
(336) 525-1504, cmpaglia@uncg.edu

  • Education of Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Students
  • Deaf Culture (particularly in the classroom)
  • American Sign Language
  • Mathematics Education

Sam Parker

Clinical Associate Professor, Specialized Education Services
MFA The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 256-1217, sdparker@uncg.edu

  • American Sign Language as a Foreign Language
  • Deaf Culture

Christopher Poulos

Associate Professor, Communication Studies
PhD University of Denver
(336) 686-2514, cnpoulos@uncg.edu

  • Communication Ethics
  • Understanding and Working through Conflict
  • Communicating Common Ground - Diversity and Dialogue
  • Communication and Relationships

Stuart J. Schleien

Professor & Department Chair, Community & Therapeutic Recreation
PhD University of Maryland
(336) 334-3119, sjs@uncg.edu

  • Community Inclusion
  • Inclusive Volunteering
  • Serving People With Disabilities in Community Recreation & Sports
  • Working with Parents who Have Children with Disabilities
  • InFocus: Advocacy-Photography Program

Stephen Sills

Associate Professor, Sociology
Co-Organizer, Human Rights Research Network
PhD Arizona State University
(336) 334-3731, sjsills@uncg.edu

  • Globalization
  • Fair Housing
  • Migration
  • Program Evaluation
  • Ethnic and National Origin Discrimination

Vas Taras

Assistant Professor, Management
PhD University of Calgary, Canada
(336) 256-8611, v_taras@uncg.edu

  • Immigration
  • Cross-cultural Managment
  • International Teams in Domestic Organizations
  • Culture
  • Evaluation of Effectiveness of Corporate Personnel Training and Development Programs

Janice I Wassel

Director, Gerontology
PhD Pennsylvania State University
(336) 256-1020, jiwassel@uncg.edu

  • The Senior Sandwich: The Increasing Complexity in Later-Life Families
  • Women and Entrepreneurs: A Silver Advantage?
  • Mixing Business and Aging: The UNCG Gerontology Program
  • Demographics: Aging Trends in the Geriatric and Mental Health Population
  • Entrepreneurs: The Boomer Boom
  • Marketing for the Boomer Generation
  • Silver Industries