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2017 State System Summit

Session 34

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2017 State System Summit

13-15 University Ave.
West Chester, PA 19382

Hiram G. Martinez
2017 Summit Chairperson
Phone: 610-436-2433

The Diversity Dialogue Project at East Stroudsburg University

  • 5:00 PM – 5:55 PM

The DDP brings together students to talk about race, ethnicity, gender, and related issues through facilitated open dialogues. This presentation will include a short history of the DDP and provides an overview of program logistics: how the DDP is operated, associated costs, outcomes, etc. It asks the questions - Can the DDP grow? Can the DDP be implemented in other PASSHE schools?


Travon Erwin-Toney, WCU Student Volunteer


Dr. T Storm Heter, Associate Professor of Philosophy & Religious Studies at East Stroudsburg University
Dr. Heter is Co-director of the Dialogue Diversity Project and Director of the Frederick Douglass Institute for Intercultural Studies at East Stroudsburg University. He is completing a book on Jazz and Race titled "Clogged up Ears: Jazz, Race and Listening," and is the author of "Sartre's Ethics of Engagement".

Dr. Ray Muller, Professor of Sociology at East Stroudsburg University
Dr. Muller has taught at ESU since 2002 and his teaching and research interests revolve around the sociology of diversity, race, ethnicity, and gender. He regularly presents and publishes scholarly papers in diversity-related areas. He is a former chair of the President's Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity and currently serves as co-director of ESU's Race Relations Project.

Dr. Annie Mendoza, Associate Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages, Philosophy, & Religion at East Stroudsburg University
Dr. Mendoza is the coordinator of the yearly Latino Heritage Month Film Series, and the advisor for the Spanish Club. Dr. Mendoza's research focuses on the crossroads of race and gender throughout Latin America, in particular as it pertains to Colombia, the Caribbean, and Afro-Latin America. She is the author of Rewriting the Nation: Novels by Women on Violence in Colombia (AILCFH, 2015).

Cornelia Sewell-Allen, Dean of Student Life at ESU
Cornelia Sewell-Allen is a doctoral student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the Administration and Leadership Studies program. She obtained her BS from Syracuse University and MS in Secondary School Counseling from the University of Scranton. She has worked at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania for worked for 11years where she now serves as the Dean of Student Life. In her role, she oversees student affairs related offices, including Multicultural Affairs, LGBTQA, and the Women's Center in addition to serving as an advocate, educator, advisor, mentor, and supporter for underrepresented students on campus.

Dr. Timothy Levonyan Radloff, Instructor of Sociology at East Stroudsburg University
Dr. Levonyan Radloff is a committee member of the Diversity Dialogue Project at East Stroudsburg University. His teaching areas include: sociological theory, cultural diversity, and social psychology.