A philosophy for life and education.

Scholar Activism: Putting Scholarship into Practice

As a former student affairs educator and current faculty member, I put my scholarship into practice whenever possible.  I enjoy engaging with students, student affairs educators, and faculty about equity, diversity, and inclusion.  Although I do not believe one-time programs effectively interrupt and address systemic oppression on their own, presentations, workshops, and other professional development contribute to a larger plan to create more socially just campus spaces.

Beyond my home campus, I have provided keynotes on sexual violence and student activism through a power-conscious lens.  Further, I have conducted campus climate assessments, program reviews, student and staff trainings, and faculty workshops about equity and inclusion in campus environments, including classrooms.

Campus Sexual Violence

  • Engaging Power-Conscious and Intersectional Approaches to Addressing Sexual Violence. Ontario Universities Taking Action Conference on Sexual Assault. Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

  • History as a Call to Action to Address Sexual Violence on Campus. Ohio Department of Higher Education Sexual Violence Summit. Columbus, OH.

  • What’s Next? Action and Activism. University of Northern Colorado Women’s Conference. Greeley, CO.

  • Building Inclusive Feminist Movements. Women’s History Month Featured Speaker, The Ohio State University. Columbus, OH.

Campus Activism 

Equitable Campus Environments

  • "Yes and...": Facilitating Social Justice Conversations. University of Georgia Division of Student Affairs Professional Enrichment Conference, Athens, GA.

  • Creating and Maintaining Inclusive Classrooms (with Stephen John Quaye). Amherst College. Amherst, MA.

  • Inclusive Classroom Management. Four-part workshop series for faculty presented at University of Northern Colorado, Colorado State University, and University of Georgia.

  • Considering Intersectionality in Higher Education Work. Office of Diversity and Inclusion Diversity Certificate program at the University of Georgia.

  • Considering Whiteness and White Privilege in Counseling Center Work. University Counseling Center staff training. University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO.

  • Exploring Power, Privilege, and Social Identities in Student Affairs Work. Training for Student Engagement Leadership Team staff (with Stephen John Quaye). University of Northern Colorado. Greeley, CO.

  • Ignite Social Justice Retreat (with Randy Brown). Three day social justice retreat for undergraduate students. University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

  • Everyone is welcome here?!: Power, privilege, and exclusion in LGBT movements. Webinar for the Standing Committee on GLBT Awareness, American College Personnel Association, Washington, DC. & Workshop for LGBT Resource Center Ambassadors at the University of Georgia.

  • Living Outside the Gender Box. College of St. Benedict New Student Orientation, St. Joseph’s, MN.

Finally, I have conducted program reviews and campus climate studies related to gender with specific attention to sexual violence on campuses.

My approach for campus climate assessment is to collect data through qualitative measures including focus groups with students, faculty, and staff; content analysis of campus publications and social media; and environmental scans of physical campus environments.  Qualitative data collection results in in-depth information for policy makers and educators to consider in improving the campus climate.

For more information about these topics or to discuss your ideas for potential programs or workshops, please contact me using the form on this website.