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Inclusive Leadership Roundtable
July 1, 2021, 10:00 am to 11:30 am EDT
The theory behind inclusive leadership is vast. It has connections with emotional intelligence, communication, understanding team dynamics, mentoring, and more. The other nine workshops in this series focused on the theory and application. For this round table, we gathered a panel of faculty and staff who have experience using inclusive leadership in their fields. Join us for a round table where you will learn to go beyond the theory and hear real life experience about using inclusive leadership in practice.
Neeraja Aravamudan, Ph.D., Interim Co-Director, Ginsberg Center
As Interim Co-Director of the Ginsberg Center, Neeraja Aravamudan contributes to the strategic leadership of Ginsberg and supports the center’s strategic partnerships with academic units across the university. Aravamudan has focused her professional career in higher education on helping students and faculty to make their teaching and learning more student-centered, inclusive, and equitable. Her commitment to social justice education is rooted in her personal experiences as an immigrant from India and her work in anti-bias education. Community-engaged learning brings together her interests in social justice, teaching and learning, and values-centered practices.
Karishma Collette, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching
Karishma Collette earned her B.Sc. in life sciences at the University of Mumbai (India) in 2001. In 2003, she completed her M.Sc. in industrial biotechnology at Newcastle University (United Kingdom), and a Ph.D. in molecular, cellular and developmental biology at the University of Michigan in 2011. Collette’s dissertation focused on the characterization of a novel Condensin protein complex (Condensin I) in C.elegans mitosis and meiosis. During her Ph.D., Collette enjoyed teaching introductory biology and genetics, and continued her pedagogical training as a postdoc at the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) from August 2012 to April 2014. After her training at CRLT, she advised U-M undergraduate students interested in careers in the health professions at the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center, and managed the peer tutoring and peer mentorship programs at the Science Learning Center. In her current role at CRLT, Collette consults with and facilitates workshops for faculty, GSIs, and undergraduates in instructional roles, on a variety of topics in teaching and learning. She also directs the winter GSI teaching orientation, and is the CRLT lead for the CRLT-ELI 994 program. Collette is currently an active member of CRLT’s GSI team and DE&I team.
Krishna Han, Ph.D., Associate Director, Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs
Krishna Han’s (he/him/his) professional student affairs journey in the United States took him from Oberlin College to Bowling Green State University (BGSU) prior to joining the University of Michigan. Originally from Cambodia, Han graduated from the Royal University of Phnom Penh with a dual degree in biology and education. After completing a master’s degree in community forestry at Shinshu University in Japan he pursued and earned a Ph.D. in regional environmental resources management at Hokkaido University in Japan. Han studied the impacts of economic development policy introduced by the World Bank to Cambodia in 1993 on the livelihood of Indigenous people in the northeastern part of Cambodia and traditional farming system. He worked with various international organizations such as World Vision International and United Nations Environmental Program before moving to the United States. While in the United States, he pursued and earned another graduate degree in 2003 in college student personnel at BGSU, where he served as assistant director in the Office of Multicultural Affairs from 2012 to 2018. Han is passionate about and an advocate for global and multicultural education, cross-cultural understanding, and social justice. He has a wide range of hobbies and is an avid world traveler. Besides his native Khmer, he speaks fluently English, Japanese, Thai, and some French.
Dar Mayweather, Lecturer, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Dar Mayweather (he, him, and his) is a full-time lecturer in the leadership studies minor in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Mayweather is a first-generation college student, with a bachelor’s in criminal justice and a master’s in education with a focus on college student affairs leadership both from Grand Valley State University, while currently pursuing a doctorate in educational leadership at Eastern Michigan University. Mayweather’s work focuses on Black student protest, meaning-making in the leadership process, and inclusion in higher education. Mayweather has over 10 years of professional experience developing co-curricular classrooms and diversity trainings in higher education. He credits a lot of his professional growth to the Social Justice Training Institute and the Intergroup Relations Department at the University of Michigan. He received the King Chavez Parks Future Faculty Fellow Award from the State of Michigan, the Student Engagement and Success Award from Eastern Michigan University, the American College Personnel Association Pan African Network Sawubona Award, multiple Residence Life Hall Council Advisor awards, and many other nominations. A father and husband, you’ll often find him watching superhero shows with his son and reality TV with his wife.
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