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Presenters

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

Co-sponsored by the ACM, the Big Ten Academic Alliance, and The University of Iowa

May 24-25, 2016
Iowa City, IA


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.

Shirley M. Collado

Shirley M. Collado

Shirley M. Collado

Shirley M. Collado, Ph.D., is the Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer and an Associate Professor of Sociology (with an affiliation in the Department of Psychology) at Rutgers University-Newark. Dr. Collado completed her undergraduate degree in Human & Organizational Development and Psychology at Vanderbilt University, followed by M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Clinical Psychology from Duke University. Dr. Collado is a clinical psychologist with a specialty in trauma among multicultural populations. Dr. Collado led The Posse Foundation on a national level as Executive Vice President while also teaching at New York University and The New School. Prior to her appointment at Rutgers-Newark, Dr. Collado served as Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of the College at Middlebury. Dr. Collado is the visionary and Co-principal Investigator of the Creating Connections Consortium (C3), a Mellon-funded initiative that seeks to transform higher education in part by increasing the representation of students of color and first-generation college students on the pathway to the professoriate.

Linda Mason

Linda Mason

Linda Mason

Linda Mason, Ph.D., member of the CIC Professorial Advancement Initiative (PAI) training team from Purdue University, is the Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Entomology at Purdue. Dr. Mason holds degrees from University of Florida, Auburn University, and Louisiana State University. In 1991, she joined the faculty of Purdue University in the Department of Entomology of a professor of insect behavior and ecology and in 2011 she became an Associate Dean in the Purdue University Graduate School. Dr. Mason currently directs the Food Pest Management program in the Post Harvest Education and Research Center, where her research focuses on the management and behavioral ecology of food pests affecting the grain trade and food production industry worldwide. Dr. Mason’s program has built a reputation for researching new technologies and working with industry to adopt alternative pest management strategies. In the Graduate School, Dr. Mason oversees the Fellowship Office, departmental graduate program reviews, graduate students and post-docs professional development, award nominations, and responsible conduct of research education. Her latest endeavor is combining the techniques of improve theater with the art of science communication to help students becoming more engaging researchers.

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.

Tanya Williams

Tanya Williams

Tanya Williams

Tanya Williams, Ed.D., consultant for InciteChange! and founder of Authentic Coaching & Consulting, currently also serves as the Associate Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Community Engagement at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. Dr. Williams holds a doctorate in Social Justice Education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an M.S. in Educational Administration and a B.A. in Journalism and English from Texas A&M University. Dr. Williams’ dissertation – A Process of Becoming: U.S. Born African American and Black Women in a Process of Liberation from Internalized Racism – focused on internalized oppression and liberation. Dr. Williams has had over 20 years of diversity, inclusion, and social justice teaching, programming, and facilitation experience in higher education including professional roles at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Southwestern University, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Mount Holyoke College, and Union Theological Seminary. She has taught courses on Social Diversity in Education, Exploring Differences and Common Ground through Intergroup Dialogue, and the Psychology of Racism.


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.