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“Advocating for Students of Color: There
Advocating for Student of Color: There's More You Can Do
“Advocating for Students of Color: There's More You Can Do” is a virtual professional development experience for higher education faculty and administrators who are actively engaged in promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion within the mathematical sciences. The series has been conceived and organized by Pamela E. Harris (Williams College), Aris Winger (Georgia Gwinnett College), and Michael Young (Iowa State University).

This four-part webinar series is anchored in the belief that implementing small changes can compound to drastic and large-scale transformation. By focusing on how to better advocate for students in the classroom, department(s), institution, and the mathematics community, the organizing team will guide participants to think critically about their practice and discuss concrete changes participants can implement. The goal is to share and commit to implementing changes in a way that is pragmatic, meaningful and that cultivates cultures in which all students are seen, valued, and validated.

Part 1: Advocating for Students of Color in Your Classroom
September 25, 2020, 3:00 - 4:30 pm EDT

Part 2: Advocating for Students of Color in Your Department
October 16, 2020, 3:00-4:30pm EDT

Part 3: Advocating for Students of Color in Your Institution
November 13, 2020, 3:00-4:30pm EST

Part 4: Advocating for Students of Color in the Mathematics Community
December 11, 2020, 3:00-4:30pm EST

Each part of this webinar can be attended individually and we encourage participants to attend as many as their time permits.
Nov 13, 2020 03:00 PM
Dec 11, 2020 03:00 PM
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Pamela E. Harris, PhD
Associate Professor of Mathematics @Williams College
Dr. Pamela E. Harris is a Mexican-American associate professor of Mathematics at Williams College. Her research is in algebraic combinatorics and she is the author of over 40 peer-reviewed research articles in internationally recognized journals. An award winning mathematical educator, Dr. Harris received the MAA Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member, the Council on Undergraduate Research Mathematics and Computer Sciences Division Early Career Faculty Mentor Award.
Aris Winger, PhD
Assistant Professor of Mathematics @Georgia Gwinnett College
Dr. Aris Winger is an assistant professor of mathematics at Georgia Gwinnett College. His recent areas of interest include finding Equity in the mathematics classroom and culturally relevant pedagogy. He is a graduate of Howard University (B.S. in math) and Carnegie Mellon University (M.S. and Ph.D in mathematical sciences)
Michael Young, PhD
Associate Professor of Mathematics @Iowa State University
Dr. Michael Young is an associate professor of mathematics at Iowa State University. His primary research area is Discrete Mathematics, particularly graph theory and combinatorics. Recently, he has had a focus on equity in the mathematics classroom. Most of this work has been through teacher professional development on creating inclusive mathematics learning spaces. He is responsible for establishing the Mathematicians of Color Alliance (MOCA). MOCA consists of the underrepresented graduate and undergraduate mathematics students and was created with the goals of recruiting, retention, and vertical mentoring. He is the co-creator of a new post-baccalaureate program at ISU designed to support underrepresented students as they prepare to enter PhD programs. He has served as an academic and personal mentor for many students from underrepresented groups both at ISU and nationally as they pursue their PhDs.