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Eve Fine (right) and Maurice Stevens

Eve Fine (right) and Maurice Stevens

Diversifying the Professoriate: Pathways, Processes, and Practical Strategies for a Changing Academy

Co-sponsored by the ACM and the Big Ten Academic Alliance

August 15-16, 2016
Rosemont, IL


Noor Ali

Noor Ali

Noor Ali

Noor Ali, M.S.W., consultant for InciteChange!, also serves as the Assistant Director for Social Justice Education at Northwestern University and Adjunct Faculty at Harper College in Student Development. As Assistant Director for Social Justice Education, Ali oversees the Peer Inclusion Educators program (PIE), a peer-to-peer social justice program for students. She also co-manages the Step Up Bystander Intervention Program, as well as serving as a liaison to many departments and organizations on campus as a social justice facilitator and mentor. Ali is also a self-proclaimed researcher and is especially interested in Arab-Jewish dialogue and its impact on student experiences. She has published four articles and has done a number of national presentations on the topic. Ali holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Loyola University in Chicago and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan's School of Social Work.

Regina Dixon-Reeves

Regina Dixon-Reeves

Regina Dixon-Reeves

Regina Dixon-Reeves, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences. In this role, she provides administrative support to the Dean for Diversity; oversees diversity and inclusion programs, initiatives, and strategic planning; manages the day-to-day operations of major continuing education and faculty development programs; and works collaboratively with the offices in the Pritzker School of Medicine and the University Provost’s Office.  Prior to her current position, Reeves was the Education Program Officer for the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation where she oversaw an annual budget of $2 million dollars. She served as Assistant Director of Programs and Personnel in the Department of Postsecondary Education for the Chicago Public Schools where she oversaw program development and implementation in 120+ Chicago Public School high schools and managed central office and school staff. Read more

Eve Fine

Eve Fine

Eve Fine

Eve Fine, Ph.D., member of the CIC Professorial Advancement Initiative (PAI) training team from University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a Researcher and the Director of Curriculum and Implementation for WISELI (the Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute). She received her Ph.D. from the History of Science Department at UW-Madison, specializing in the history of women as practitioners of science and medicine, the history of women as subjects of scientific research and/or theories, and the history of women as recipients and purveyors of medical advice. As a researcher for WISELI, Fine relies on her historical background and training to identify and analyze research from a broad array of disciplines that pertain to contemporary women and under-represented minorities in science, to disseminate current research to academic communities, and to participate in WISELI’s ongoing research projects. She has authored several publications on the faculty search process and is responsible for developing and administering WISELI’s workshops. These include Searching for Excellence and Diversity: A Workshop for Search Committees, and Assessing and Enhancing Department Climate: A Workshop for Department Chairs.

robbie routenberg

robbie routenberg

robbie routenberg

robbie routenberg, lead consultant at InciteChange!, also serves as faculty at the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus. Through InciteChange!, they have supported the work of faculty and senior level administrators, most notably partnering with the Fordham University School of Social Service to provide their faculty a professional development series entitled "Using multipartial techniques to create inclusive classroom climates," delivered workshops on "Integrating a social justice framework into any student affairs role" for the American College Personnel's national convention, and coordinated a multi-prong organizational climate assessment/development plan to increase the recruitment/retention of a diverse workforce at The Bronx Defenders, a law firm in New York with over 250 employees. As consultants, presenters, and scholars in the field of social justice education, InciteChange! trainers have supported campuses across the country in building inclusive structures that highlight the critical role a diverse body of faculty and practitioners play in the construction of a strong campus ethos.

Maurice Stevens

Maurice Stevens

Maurice Stevens

Maurice Stevens, member of the CIC Professorial Advancement Initiative (PAI) Training Team from The Ohio State University and Senior Faculty Research Director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, received his Ph.D. and M.A. from the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California-Santa Cruz. He is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Comparative Studies at OSU and an adjunct faculty member at the Pacifica Graduate Institute in the department of Depth Psychology's Community, Liberation, and Eco-Psychology Program. Stevens' research interests include the formation and representation of identity in and through visual culture and political performance, critical trauma theory and theories of affect and embodiment. His first book is titled Troubling Beginnings: Trans(per)forming African-American History and Identity, and he is currently working on a second book called Catastrophe's Glow: A Critical Trauma Theory for Chaotic Times.

Heather Wilhelm

Heather Wilhelm

Heather Wilhelm

Heather Wilhelm, M.A., is Executive Director at InciteChange! and instructor for the Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates Program at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Prior to this appointment, Wilhelm served as the University’s Coordinator for the Co-Curricular Service-Learning Programs. In all venues, Wilhelm works to apply the principles of equity and inclusion in her work. Wilhem’s professional expertise centers on service-learning curriculum development, intersections of social justice and learning theory, workshop design and facilitation, cross-cultural communication, and in training students to be social justice peer-educators. These foci have granted Wilhelm opportunities to present in a multitude of arenas including ACPA conventions, the Michigan College Personnel Association’s Diversity Summit, and the Connecticut Community Engagement Conference. Her current research interest centers on the relationship between integrative learning and intercultural maturity models.


This program is funded in part by the Undergraduate and Faculty Fellows Program for a Diverse Professoriate, a generous grant received from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.