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2017 State System Summit

Session 51

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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 Role of Cultural Diversity Education in creating a more civil and inclusive Campus Climate

  • 11:00 AM – 11:55 AM

Providing a safe and genuinely inclusive campus environment is an important and ongoing challenge for colleges and universities across the nation. In our presentation, we will consider how diversity themed courses including our own "Introduction to Cultural Diversity" together with other university-wide initiatives can contribute to a safer and more inclusive campus climate.


Amanda Lee, WCU Student Volunteer


Dr. S. Hooshang Pazaki, Assistant Professor at East Stroudsburg University
Dr. Hooshang Pazaki has been actively involved in various university-wide initiatives, including the Frederick Douglass Institute. He has served as the faculty advisor for the Muslim Student Association for many years, helping students organize a number of successful cultural events. His areas of interest are social change, political sociology, and cultural diversity in the United States. He regularly presents and publishes scholarly papers in these areas.

Dr. Ray Muller, Assistant Professor 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. Together with Dr. Pazaki, he developed a diversity-appreciation course entitled "Cultural Diversity."