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Presented by: Adam Fingerhut, PhD, Department of Psychology

Initiatives focused on increasing diversity in higher education have in part succeeded, creating classrooms where an array of identities is present. Importantly, these identities are not inert and play out in complex ways affecting the experiences of students and faculty alike. Do you believe in a color blind approach to teaching (and perhaps life)? Do you sometimes think it would be best if we could all just identify as human instead of segregating into distinct subgroups? Do you assume that you are unbiased in your interactions with students? Using theory and data from social psychology, Adam Fingerhut will shed light on questions such as these and will discuss effective (and simultaneously ineffective) ways to handle identity in the classroom. (Hint: If you answered yes to the above questions, the data are not going to be in your favor).

This lecture serves as the inaugural piece in Dr. Fingerhut’s four-part series on Diversity in the Classroom which he is presenting in his role as CTE Faculty Associate.

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu or x85866. 

This program will be video and audio taped and may be podcast. By your willing participation in the program, you expressly and irrevocably consent to be photographed, videotaped and/or audio taped and quoted/cited. The films, tapes, and other digital recordings will become the property of the Center of Teaching Excellence, LMU.

  • Sheilah Jones
  • Ying Ying Wang

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