Program Overview

Presentation and workshop abstracts can be accessed here or viewed by clicking on the presentation/workshop title.

Opening Remarks, 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Speakers: Dr. Maurie McInnis, President, Stony Brook University & Dr. Judith Brown Clarke, Vice President for Equity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, Stony Brook University

Keynote: Black Lives Matter at SUNY: Disrupting White Supremacy in the Classroom and on Campus, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Speakers: Kiersten Greene and Anthony Dandridge, SUNY New Paltz 

Break, 11:15 AM – 11:20 AM

Presentation Session A (Campus Climate), 11:20 AM – 12:20 PM

Moderator: Caterina Reed, Stony Brook University

Presentation 1: Creating a Custom LGBTQ+ Ally Training Program for College Employees: Braver Spaces at Suffolk County Community College
Speaker: Susan Wood, Suffolk County Community College

Presentation 2: An Analysis of Academic Culture and its Impact on Young Professionals
Speaker: Marisa Petrusky, Stony Brook University

Presentation 3: Perceptions of Racism within SBU’s School of Social Welfare 
Speaker: Dena Spanos, Stony Brook University

Lunch break, 12:20 PM – 1:00 PM

Presentation Session B (Pedagogy and Instruction), 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Moderator: Christine Fena, Stony Brook University

Presentation 1: Instructional Strategies for Diverse Learners and Vulnerable Student Populations
Speaker: Victoria Boecherer, Public School Teacher and Adjunct Instructor

Presentation 2: Inclusion through the study of Exclusion: Equity in a College Research Course
Speakers: Keith Pardini and Fabio Montella, Suffolk County Community College

Presentation 3: Google Mapping Inequality on Long Island
Speaker: Jaime Hartless, Farmingdale State College

Break, 2:00 PM – 2:15 PM

Concurrent Sessions, 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM

Choose Track 1 or Track 2

Track 1

Panel: Campus Partnerships: How They Can Lead to Access and Inclusion, 2:15 PM – 3:05 PM

Moderator: Nicki Loder, Stony Brook University

Speakers: Wendi Mathews, Glenn Dausch, and Patricia Dunn, Stony Brook University

Presentation Session C (Post-College Transition), 3:05 PM – 3:45 PM

Moderator: Mona Ramonetti, Stony Brook University

Presentation 1: Bachelor’s Degrees: Students Propelled Out of Poverty, Off of Medicaid
Speaker: Amy S. White, Lehman College

Presentation 2: Homegrown Co-Curricular Campus Micro-Internship Program: Access to Experiential Learning 
Speakers: Michelle Wohlman-Izakson & Kerry Weir, SUNY Old Westbury

Track 2

Workshop: Freedom: The Art of Risk Through Jazz Improvisation, 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM

Moderator: Victor Santiago, Stony Brook University

Speakers: Thomas Manuel and Ray Anderson, Stony Brook University

Break, 3:45 PM – 3:50 PM

Closing Remarks, 3:50 PM – 4:00 PM

Speaker: Shafeek Fazal, Interim Dean, University Libraries, Stony Brook University