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TLA Building a Community: Module 4: The Democratized Classroom

Faculty Module Developers

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Dr. Shirin Catterson Khosropour



Department Chair

Interdisciplinary Studies


Center for Peace and Conflict Studies

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Dr. Grant Potts

Associate Professor

Religion and Philosophy

Department Chair

Philosophy, Religion, and Humanities


Microaggressions in the Classroom

Produced by Dr. Yolanda Flores Niemann Yolanda Flores Niemann is Professor of Psychology at the University of North Texas (UNT). Previously, she served as Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at UNT, Vice Provost and Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Utah State University, and held numerous administrative and faculty positions at Washington State University. She was also an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow at Penn State. Most recently Dr. Flores Niemann was an invited panelist at the White House for the Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics --Fulfilling America’s Future: Latinas in the U.S. She has been Principal Investigator of over 42 million dollars in federal outreach grants to prepare low socioeconomic status students for entry into and success in higher education. Her research interests include the psychological effects and social ecological contexts of tokenism – to the individual faculty member and to the tokenizing institution.

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mplicit Bias and Microaggressions: the Macro Impact of Small Acts

A talk by Professor Derald Wing Sue of Teachers College, Columbia University at Stanford University on January 20, 2015. Professor Sue studies the psychology of racism and antiracism; cultural diversity; and cultural competence. 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 the 2010 National Diversity and Inclusion Book Prize for his book, Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender and Sexual Orientation (Wiley).

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