[PAST EVENT] Diversity Lecture Series: Jerlando Jackson presents "Diversity Prism Imperative"

October 11, 2017
6pm - 7:30pm
School of Education
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Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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Jerlando Jackson, Ph.D.

In the first talk of the School of Education's 2017-2018 Diversity Lecture Series, Jerlando Jackson will present "Diversity Prism Imperative: Advancing Organizational Ownership of Disparities in Higher Education."

Many colleges and universities in the United States experience challenges associated with achieving ethnic and racial diversity at their institutions. Surmounting these challenges is imperative, as student bodies, faculty, and staff at American colleges and universities are rapidly growing more diverse. In response to these landscape changes, Professor Jackson will discuss his new working concept ?Diversity Prism Imperative? and how it can shape future research, policy, and practice in higher education.

Jerlando F. L. Jackson is the Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education and the Director and Chief Research Scientist of Wisconsin?s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His central research interest is organizational science in higher education, with a special interest in hiring practices, career mobility, workforce diversity, and workplace discrimination. He also has a portfolio of research focused on interventions designed to broaden participation for underrepresented groups in the scientific workforce.