Speaker: Dr. Louis Harrison, Jr.
Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m. (EST), November 3
Location: HPER 243
The aim of this seminar is to help faculty and staff learn about diversity, equity, and inclusion in Higher Education. The seminar includes topics such as unconscious bias, microaggressions, cultural competency, and inclusive communication.
Short bio: Louis Harrison, Jr. is the Professor emeritus in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Texas at Austin. His academic research is focused on the impact of race-related stereotypes and the intersection of African-American racial and athletic identity development on sport choices and performance. He is an Active Fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology, the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport and the Society of Health and Physical Educators. Harrison has been awarded the SHAPE America Scholar, the Charles D. Henry and E. B. Henderson Awards from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (now SHAPE America). He was presented with the Athletic Leadership Award at the Black Student-Athlete Summit at the University of Texas. Harrison is also co-founder of the Black Male Education Research Collection (BMERC.org).