[Wsssc] Inclusive Excellence PowerPoint & Bios: IC/WSSSC Joint Meeting

Matthew Campbell MCampbell at pierce.ctc.edu
Wed Jul 12 08:43:54 PDT 2017

Good morning. Attached, please find the PowerPoint that is/was presented by Drs. Rachel Griffin and Frank Tuitt during the WSSSC/IC Joint Meeting professional learning session.

Facilitator Bios

Dr. Rachel Alicia Griffin (Ph.D., University of Denver) is a newly appointed Assistant Professor of Race and Communication in the Department of Communication at the University of Utah. Previously tenured at Southern Illinois University (SIU), as a critical intercultural scholar her research interests span Black feminist thought, critical race theory, popular culture, sport, education, and sexual violence. From 2012 to 2015 Dr. Griffin was awarded the Judge William Holmes Cook Professorship by the Office of the Associate Chancellor for Institutional Diversity at SIU and in 2013 she was awarded the College of Liberal Arts Early Career Faculty Excellence Award at SIU. She was also awarded the 2015 Scholar-Activist Award by the Critical Cultural Studies Division and the 2015 Rex Crawley Outstanding Service Award by the African American Communication Division and Black Caucus via the National Communication Association. Most recently, Dr. Griffin earned SIU’s Department of Communication Studies 2016 Outstanding Teacher Award. Currently serving as the Book and Media Review Editor for Women’s Studies in Communication, Dr. Griffin has also published in several journals including Women’s Studies in Communication, Critical Studies in Media Communication, the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, The Howard Journal of Communications, the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, and Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. She has delivered well over 100 anti-sexual violence and Inclusive Excellence presentations on campuses and at conferences nationally and internationally—and especially prizes having spoken for U.S. state coalitions against sexual violence in North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Maryland, California, Illinois, and Washington.

Dr. Frank Tuitt (Ed.D, Harvard) is the Senior Advisor to the Chancellor and Provost on Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Denver and Professor of Higher Education in the Morgridge College of Education. His research explores topics related to access and equity in higher education; teaching and learning in racially diverse college classrooms; and diversity and organizational transformation.
Dr. Tuitt is a co-editor and contributing author of the books Race, equity, and the learning environment: The global relevance of critical and inclusive pedagogies in higher education (2016), Black faculty in the academy: Narratives for negotiating identity and achieving career success (2014), Contesting the myth of a post-racial era: The continued significance of race in U.S. education (2013), and Race and higher education: Rethinking pedagogy in diverse college classrooms (2003). Some of Dr. Tuitt’s recent publications include: Making excellence inclusive in challenging times (Liberal Education, 2016); Embracing the tension: Using teachable moments to explore the racialized educational experiences of students in traditionally White classrooms (Understanding and Dismantling Privilege, 2016); Our nation's schools remain contaminated with inequity, (Education Week, 2013); and Enacting inclusivity through engaged pedagogy: A higher education perspective (Equity and Excellence in Education, 2011). In 2014, Dr. Tuitt was awarded the Mildred García Senior Exemplary Scholarship Award by the Association for the Study of Higher Education for exemplary scholarship that focuses on research and issues specifically related to underrepresented populations of color. Dr. Tuitt is a Boston native of Caribbean descent and received his doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2003 and his BA in Human Relations in 1987 from Connecticut College, where he currently serves as an emeritus trustee.

Matthew Campbell, Ed.D.
Vice President, Learning & Student Success
Pierce College Puyallup
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