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Joe Doctor Colloquium 2023: Fostering Conditions for Belonging in the Classroom and Beyond

April 21 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
| Zoom

The Faculty Development Committee invites BMCC faculty and staff to join us for the 2023 Joe Doctor Colloquium: Fostering Conditions for Belonging in the Classroom and Beyond.  The event will be held virtually on Friday, April 21 at 10 am.  Our guest speaker will be Dr. Terrell Lamont Strayhorn.

This interactive keynote presentation, as part of the distinguished Joe Doctor Colloquium at CUNY BMCC, is designed to inform, inspire, and empower educators who are interested in creating a more supportive and inclusive learning environment where all students feel like they matter and belong. Through engaging polls, thought-provoking discussions, and powerful data-based illustrations, participants will explore various strategies for building a sense of belonging that extends beyond the classroom and into broader living, learning contexts. Come to engage and learn; leave ready to act and create change!

Register now for the colloquium. You will get an email with the Zoom link once you register.

Dr. Terrell Lamont Strayhorn
Terrell Lamont Strayhorn

About Dr. Strayhorn
Dr. Terrell Lamont Strayhorn is one of the most prolific and influential contemporary scholars in the fields of higher education, psychology, and the academic study of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB). Named one of the country’s “Top Diversity Scholars” by Diverse:Issues in Higher Education and a “Bridge-Builder” between academic-and student affairs by ACPA’s Commission, Strayhorn has authored 12 books, including College Students ‘Sense of Belonging (2nd ed, 2019),and over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and nationally-circulated reports. His research has been cited, endorsed, or funded by the most premiere agencies in the world including Lumina Foundation, Annie E. Casey Foundation, National Science Foundation, and European Association of Institutional Research (EAIR), among others. One of his core passions is translating research-to-practice, largely through the more than 1000+ public talks, lectures and keynotes he has delivered across the globe.

A respected thought-leader and highly-sought speaker, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, Huffington Post, and Diverse Issues often report his perspectives and research findings. He has advised hundreds of university presidents, school leaders, and corporations on ways to boost belonging, achieve DEIB targets, and improve organizational health.A gifted orator and passionate writer, Strayhorn has delivered over 1,000 keynotes and invited lectures across the globe. He’s a regular contributor for Entrepreneur and Thrive Global, among others.

Dr. Strayhorn is Professor of Higher Education and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Illinois State University, where he also directs the PhD program. He has served in several significant faculty and academic leadership roles at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, The Ohio State University, LeMoyne-Owen College, and, most recently, as Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at Virginia Union University (VUU). He is Diversity Scholar-in-Residence at Harrisburg Area College, Faculty Affiliate at Rutgers’ Center for MSIs, Director of the VUU Center for the Study of Historically Black Colleges & Universities, and Visiting Scholar in the VUU School of Education. He earned a bachelors in music and religious studies from the University of Virginia (UVA), masters in education policy from UVA, a 2nd masters in psychology from Indiana Tech,and a PhD in education from Virginia Tech. He is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

If you have any questions, contact Professor Luis Gonzalez Urbina at gonzalezurbina@bmcc.cuny.edu.

April 21
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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