The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s 2022 Faculty of Color Symposium will feature an interactive session and a keynote by a Husker graduate.
The symposium, organized by faculty through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, is 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Nebraska Union, Platte River Room. Registration remains open for campus instructors and other members of the campus community who wish to attend.
The session is organized under the theme of “Navigating Educational Spaces in an Age of Racial Distress, Uncertainty and Anxiety.” Presentations will focus on challenges to instruction, student engagement and interactional dynamics in the classroom and other campus spaces when social issues, diversity and inclusive excellence are discussed. Effective strategies for instruction and classroom management will be examined.
Tehia Starker Glass, a UNL doctoral graduate and associate professor of educational psychology and elementary education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, will deliver the keynote address. Her experience includes teaching from kindergarten to the college classrooms at schools in Japan, Italy, Hawaii, New York, Florida and Tennessee.
The majority of Starker Glass’ teaching in the United States has been in urban and/or Title-One elementary schools. Her research interests include preparing culturally responsive teaching self-efficacy programs for teachers; exploring factors that influence teacher behavior towards culturally diverse students; culturally-responsive classroom management; investigating the role of Historically Black Colleges and Universities with teacher education; and instructional design.
Starker Glass earned degrees from Bethune-Cookman University (Bachelor of Science, elementary education); University of Northern Iowa (Master of Arts, educational technology); and UNL (doctorate, educational psychology).
Symposium organizers include Gwendolyn M. Combs, director for faculty diversity and inclusion, and associate professor of management; Cynthia Willis Esqueda, associate professor of history and ethnic studies; Dai Shizuka, associate professor of biological sciences; Francisco Munoz-Arriola, associate professor of biological systems engineering; and Jeannette Eileen Jones, associate professor of history and ethnic studies.