Past & Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Featured Speaker and Webinar Host. “The Power of Inclusive Storytelling.” The Society for Diversity, Inc. June 14, 2023.

Webinar Facilitator. “Great Women in Higher Ed – A Tribute to Women’s History Month.”  NASPA Center for Women. March 8, 2023.

Workshop Facilitator. “Building A Culture of Equity in the Workplace.” The Society for Diversity, Inc.

November 30, 2022.

Workshop Facilitator. “Navigating Tough Conversations.” Farmers Insurance. September 16, 2022.

Guest Speaker. “Has DEI Made Progress?” Dear Shamica In the Gem Podcast. Challenging Perspectives Virtual Discussion Series. September 12, 2022. 

Workshop Presenter. “Mobilizing Synergies Between Authentic Allyship, DEIB-Focused Communication & Inclusive Storytelling.” University of Toledo Marketing and Communications Leadership Retreat. University of Toledo. August 11, 2022.

 

Featured Speaker & Webinar Host. “Authentic and Actionable Allyship”. The Society For Diversity, Inc. Webinar Series. June 29, 2022.

Concurrent Session Presenter. "Identity Development and Intersectionality: Black Male Students at the Intersection of Race and Multiple Marginalized Identities." Inaugural Black Boys and Men Symposium. Grand Valley State University. Grand Rapids, MI. June 10, 2022. 

 

Keynote Speaker. "Digital Equity & Inclusion: Narrowing the Digital Divide in Higher Education to Enhance Student Learning". 12th Annual South Alabama Conference on Teaching and Learning. University of South Alabama. Mobile, AL. May 12, 2022. 

Research Talk Presenter. "Perceptions of Teaching Excellence Among Foreign- and U.S.-educated Faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities." 12th Annual South Alabama Conference on Teaching and Learning. University of South Alabama. Mobile, AL. May 11, 2022.

Panelist. "The Benefits of Lifelong Learning, Interdisciplinary Education, and Alumni Engagement." INT 495 LEADS - Senior Seminar (Capstone). Grand Valley State University. Allendale, MI. April 16, 2022. 

Discussant. Scholarly Papers Session. "The Toxicity of the StrongBlackWoman Narrative within Student Affairs" (Author: Valerie Thompson) and "Professional Identity Development and Black Women in Student Affairs" (Authors: Di-Tu Dissassa and Ashley Hixson). 2022 NASPA Annual Conference. Baltimore, MD. March 21, 2022. 

 

Guest Lecturer. "Courageous Leaders Challenge the Process". INT 341 LEADS - Leadership for Social Change. Grand Valley State University. Allendale, MI. March 3, 2022. 

Co-Facilitator. "Strengthening Resilience with Effective Workplace Wellbeing Practices". NASPA Center for Women Virtual Fireside Chat. March 3, 2022. 

 

Panelist. "At the Intersection of DEI & Internationalization: Key Issues, Critical Questions, and Emerging Best Practices". ACE/AIEA Internationalization Collaborative 2022. American Council on Education/Association of International Education Administrators. February 23, 2022.

Closing Keynote Speaker. "Centering Equity and Inclusion within Our Organizations and Communities". Junior League of Dayton Virtual Winter Retreat. February 19, 2022. 

 

Guest Lecturer. "Putting Evidence-based Research into Practice as a Higher Education Scholar, Researcher, and Practitioner". INT 301 LEADS - Interdisciplinary Research Methods (Alumni Session). Grand Valley State University. Allendale, MI. February 12, 2022. 

 

Panelist and Co-Facilitator. “Enacting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.” American Council on Education (ACE) Fellows Virtual Mid-Year Retreat. January 6-7, 2022.

Guest Speaker. “Fostering Inclusion.” Let's Grab Coffee with SunAh. WYXR Podcast. November 8, 2021.

Closing Keynote Speaker. “Allyship”. Junior League of Memphis (JLM) APEX Virtual Conference. Memphis, TN. October 30, 2021.

Moderator. “Real Men Talk Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness”. Event hosted by of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Phi Lambda Omega Chapter. Memphis, TN. October 4, 2021.

Concurrent Session Presenter. "Perceptions of Teaching Excellence Among Foreign and U.S.-Educated Faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities". 3rd Annual International Perspectives on University Teaching and Learning Symposium. Orlando, FL. June 4, 2021.

Inaugural Community Circle Facilitator. “(Re)constructing Campus Climates Through Advocacy, Restoration, and Inclusive Engagement”. Community Dialogue Series and Community Circles. 2021 NASPA Virtual Conference. March 23, 2021.

Roundtable Facilitator. “How to Make Your Voice Heard”. 2021 NAPAHE Virtual Conference. March 10, 2021.

Presenter. “Foreign and U.S.-Educated Faculty and Internationalization at HBCUs”. Bears Beyond Borders: International Education Virtual Symposium. Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD. March 31, 2020.

Concurrent Session Presenter. 24th Annual HBCU Faculty Development Network Conference. Crystal City, VA. November 2017. (Invited)