Faculty & Students Invited to Diversity and Equity Lecture Feb. 23

The Diversity and Equity Committee and Student Government Association invite members of the college community to a lecture,Diversity and Equity: Challenges and Prospects in STEM, from noon-1:50 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, in the Walter Edge Theater, C Building.

The guest speaker, Dr. Claudine Keenan, dean of the School of Education at Stockton University, comes with a rich background in higher education and program effectiveness. She is a SCUP-certified College and University Planner and a fellow of Lead New Jersey. She has served on local school boards of education and as an active member of the American Association of University Women of New Jersey. Her work with “tween and teen” young women, particularly from historically underrepresented populations, to engage in hands-on STEM activities is nationally known through that organization.
Dr. Keenan brings a background in academic leadership in higher education to her passion for diversifying STEM fields. She previously was the university’s chief planning officer who led the Middle States decennial re-accreditation with two commendations, and integrated strategic, academic, assessment, facilities and financial plans as a member of the President’s Cabinet. Dr. Keenan also led the development of Ocean County College’s NLNAC-accredited, hybrid nursing program as an academic consultant.

Before that, she served as director of Graduate Programs at Marlboro College Graduate Center in Vermont where her work centered on integrating innovative professional studies programming via “disruptive Internet at arm’s length” for a quintessentially liberal arts institution.

Dr. Keenan holds an Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership from the University of Massachusetts, a Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Composition from California State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Adelphi University.

Please bring and encourage your students to come to listen to our prolific guest speaker.

Matters of diversity and equity with its concomitant STEM disciplines of study are essential to the 21st century jobs.

For more information, contact John Atsu-Swanzy at jswanzy@atlantic.edu.

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