Junior Faculty and Mentors made Notable Impact at Statewide Diversity Conference

During the program’s inaugural year, junior faculty and mentors in the University-based Mentoring, Support, and Partnerships Program (UMSP) at Missouri State University joined the ranks of the state’s leading experts in diversity, equity, and inclusion, to present the following papers at the 2nd Annual Statewide Collaborative Diversity Conference – April 24 & 25, 2014.

  • Dr. Shurita Thomas-Tate (Junior Faculty), “Examining the Task of Editing and Proofreading for Nonmainstream American English Speakers.”
  • Christopher Crowley & Dr. Min Yu (Junior Faculty), “Cultural Relevant Pedagogy and Rethinking the Teaching of Poetry.”
  • Dr. Margaret Weaver (Program Mentor), “Counteracting the Notion of Fixed Intelligence: An Exercise in Collaborative Problem-solving between Basic Writers and Presidential Scholars.”
  • Daisy Indira Barron-Collins, Rhonda Hittenberger Ortiz, & Dr. Sarah Nixon (Program Mentor), “Camouflaging Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations.”
  • Dr. Sabrina A. Brinson (Program Coordinator/Program Mentor) & Dr. Shurita Thomas-Tate (Junior Faculty), “School Daze: Using Language and Literature to Eliminate Our Own “Isms.”

For additional information about the program contact Dr. Sabrina A. Brinson, sbrinson@missouristate.edu/417.836.5070

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