Implicit Bias in the Academy: Meeting the Challenge with Dr. Ben Reese

Filed under Cultural, Events on January 20, 2015.

The President’s Council on Diversity is pleased to invite you to a campus-wide forum on Implicit Bias in the Academy: Meeting the Challenge with Dr. Ben Reese. This is the 2nd Annual Forum hosted by the council during the annual UF MLK Celebration.

The forum is free and open to the Public.

Implicit Bias in the Academy: Meeting the Challenge is Friday, January 23 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Reitz Union, Grand Ballroom.

Public parking is available in the Museum Road Garage for a minimal fee.

Campus Readings

  • Implicit Association Test (take two tests)
  • How Diversity Makes Us Smarter
  • Standards of Professional Practice for CDOs (Just read the Standards)

About Dr. Benjamin D. Reese, Jr.
Dr. Reese is the Vice President for Institutional Equity at Duke University and Duke University Health System. The office oversees diversity, affirmative action/equal opportunity, and harassment/discrimination prevention. He is also adjunct faculty in the departments of Psychology and Community & Family Medicine.

Before assuming this role, he was the Assistant Vice-President for Cross-Cultural Relations within the same office. For the last 40 years, Dr. Reese has served as a consultant to educational institutions, profit and not-for-profit corporations, and healthcare organizations in the areas of organizational change, conflict resolution, race relations, cross-cultural education and diversity. He is highly regarded as a senior diversity practitioner with a national reputation.

Before moving to North Carolina, he was the Associate Executive Director of the Fifth Ave Center for Counseling and Psychotherapy in New York City, the Ombudsperson for the Rockefeller Foundation, and founder and director of The Institute for the Study of Culture and Ethnicity in Manhattan.

He has represented both the International Council of Psychologists and the World Federation for Mental Health (Non-Governmental Organizations) at the United Nations. He is the co-founder of the North Carolina Diversity and Inclusion Partners in Higher Education and a trustee of the Wake Technical Community College in North Carolina.
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