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Diversity & Inclusion @ Stanford

Derald Wing Sue

Campus Speaker, January 2015

A series of campus-wide learning and discussion opportunities that tackle dimensions and implications of diversity in Stanford's academic life led by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity with partners across the University.   The series started in 2014-2016.  It brings to campus one to two high-profile event annually.

See below for information about past activities.


Beyond Inclusion: Critical Reflections on Institutional Practices Towards True Belonging, by acclaimed author and activist Tim Wise took place on January 18, 2018.

Scott Page, the Leonid Hurwicz Collegiate Professor of Complex Systems, Political Science, and Economics at the University of Michigan and an external faculty member of the Santa Fe Institute, is a leading thinker, writer, and speaker.  His talk the Diversity Bonus: How Great Teams Pay Off in the Knowledge Economy, was preceded by a faculty discussion, on April 18, 2018.


Faculty Engagement Grants

VPFDD with support from OpenXChange sponsored faculty-led projects through small Faculty Engagement Grants in units and departments on various topics including multilingualism, physician wellbeing, and the history of advocacy at Stanford.

Faculty Advising Faculty and Chair's Role in Faculty Mentoring

The CRLT Players of the University of Michigan brought to Stanford 2 performances in 4 workshops for faculty of all ranks, chairs and deans that catalyzed reflective discussions about our practices, attitudes, perceptions and culture of mentoring among faculty. (November 16 and 17, 2016)

Implicit Bias and Microaggressions: the Macro Impact of Small Acts | View Talk

Derald Wing Sue, Teachers College, Columbia University

Tuesday, January 20, 2015.  3:30-5:00 p.m.  Tresidder Oak West.  Open to faculty, students and staff. 

Derald Wing Sue is Professor of Psychology and Education at Teachers College and the School of Social Work, Columbia University.  He studies the psychology of racism and antiracism; cultural diversity; and cultural competence.  He is among the top-cited scholar across multicultural textbooks.  Among many lifetime and outstanding contributions awards, he is the recipient of three awards from the American Psychological Association: Public Interest Award (2013) and the Career Contributions to Education and Training, and the Presidential Citation for Outstanding Service.  Dr. Sue received his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon, and has served as a training faculty member with the Institute for Management Studies and the Columbia University Executive Training Programs.  He has served as Editor of the Personnel and Guidance Journal (now the Journal for Counseling and Development), Associate Editor of the American Psychologist, Editorial Member to Asian Journal of Counselling, serves on the Council of Elders for Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, and has been or continues to be a consulting editor for numerous journals and publications.  He was the Co-Founder and first President of the Asian American Psychological Association, past president of the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues and the Society of Counseling Psychology.  Dr. Sue received the 2010 National Diversity and Inclusion Book Prize for his book, Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender and Sexual Orientation (Wiley).

Additional workshops by Professor Sue are planned for faculty, for graduate students and for student affairs staff during the week of January 20, 2015:

  • In the School of Medicine
    • For Chairs and Chiefs:  Managing Microaggressions in Your Team: A Department and Division Leadership Training. Tuesday, January 20, 2015. 12-1:30 p.m.
    • For All Faculty: All the Little Things Add Up: Identifying, Overcoming and Eliminating Microaggressions in the Workplace. Wednesday, January 21, 2015. 5:30-7 p.m.
  • For All Faculty: Microaggressions on Campus? What Faculty Need to Know as Advisors, Colleagues and Leaders in a Multicultural Academic Environment.  Friday, January 23, 2015. 3-5 p.m.
  • Student Affairs
    • Student Affairs Forum. Thursday, January 22, 2015. 8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
    • Train the Trainer workshop.  By nomination. Friday, January 23, 2015. 10 a.m. - 12 noon.
  • For Graduate Students:  How to Recognize and Respond to Microaggressions

Professor Sue's visit is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity, Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education,  in addition to the Offices of Faculty Development and Diversity, and of the Biosciences Graduate Programs and Diversity in the School of Medicine, the Office of Multicultural Affairs in the School of Earth Sciences, the Graduate School of Education, and WISE Ventures.

Increasing Diversity in Science and Engineering at the PhD Level: Lessons from the Fisk-Vanderbilt Bridge ProgramKeivan Stassun

Keivan Guadalupe Stassun

Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Vanderbilt University; Adjunct Professor of Physics, Fisk University; Director, Vanderbilt Initiative in Data-Intensive Astrophysics (VIDA) and Co-Director, Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-PhD Bridge Program.  2014 Distinguished Scholar Lecture speaker, Department of Physics, Stanford University

Monday, November 3, 2014.  3 to 4 p.m.  Faculty Discussion. By Invitation.