Auburn University
Auburn University
Auburn University

Understanding Differences that Matter:
Diversity Research at Auburn University

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October 29-30, 2008
Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center

Featured Speakers:
Dr. Patricia Arredondo, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Dr. Elijah Anderson, Yale University

Honoring the first recipients of the Distinguished Diversity Researcher awards
Toni Alexander, Conner Bailey, Michael J. Clay, Juan E. Gilbert,
Robin Sabino, and Marilyn E. Strutchens

Patricia Arredondo is Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and a Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She has published more than 75 refereed articles, produced training videos, and is widely recognized as an expert on promoting organizational change through a focus on diversity. Recognized as a ?Living Legend? by the American Counseling Association, Arredondo is a former president of the organization, a former president of the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, and a Fellow of two Divisions of the American Psychological Association. She is also chair for the BEA Taskforce for Workforce Analysis, a past president of the Latino Professional Network of Boston, and received the Pinnacle Award for Business Achievement from the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. Among her books and monographs are Successful Diversity Management Initiatives and Education and Training from Culture-Specific Perspectives; she is co-author of Becoming Culturally Centered (with Nadya Fouad). She received her Ph.D. from Boston University, her M.S. from Boston College, and her B.A. from Kent State University.

Elijah Anderson is William K. Lanman, Jr., Professor of Sociology at Yale University. Described as ?perhaps the most important figure to have worked in the field of urban ethnography since W.E.B. DuBois,? Anderson is the author of many articles and a number of books including A Place on the Corner: A Study of Black Street Corner Men and Code of the Street: Decency, Violence and the Moral Life of the Inner City. He is editor of Problem of the Century: Racial Stratification in the United States (with Doug Massey) and the forthcoming Against the Wall: Poor, Young, Black, and Male. He received his doctorate from Northwestern University and holds an M.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.A. from Indiana University. He has received awards for his teaching and scholarship and is a past vice president of the American Sociological Association. Among his awards are the American Sociological Association?s Robert E. Park Award for Streetwise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community and the Eastern Sociological Association?s Komarovsky Award for Code of the Street.

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Sponsored by the Research Initiative for the Study of Diversity and the Office of Multicultural Affairs