Every year, the T+LC invites a guest to share his or her experiences and research in the field of teaching and learning. The winter program includes workshops for faculty, presentations to students, and a keynote address by the guest speaker open to the public. Previous speakers include Dr. Saundra McGuire from Louisiana State University and Dr. Terry Doyle from Ferris State University.
#RealDiversityMatters: Reflections and Authentic Solutions in The Era of ‘Fake News’
Presented by: Enrique Neblett, University of North Carolina
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
In this talk, Dr. Neblett will discuss current conceptualizations of diversity, reflect on personal successes and frustrations with promoting diversity and inclusion in higher education settings (particularly as an underrepresented minority faculty member at a Predominantly White Institution), and will propose a few practical solutions for next steps and future directions to enhance diversity and inclusion initiatives in higher education settings.
Enrique W. Neblett, Jr., PhD is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Lab Director of the African American Youth Wellness Laboratory at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Neblett’s research examines the link between racism and health in African American youth, and he has published articles in clinical, developmental, biological, applied, and multidisciplinary psychology outlets such as the Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, Child Development, Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology (CDEMP), Psychophysiology, Psychosomatic Medicine, and the Journal of Black Psychology. He also has served as the Principal Investigator for several studies funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
In addition to his research accomplishments, Dr. Neblett teaches courses on psychological disorders of childhood and adolescence, African American psychology, and racism, racial identity, and African American mental health. Dr. Neblett serves as an Assistant Editor for Emerging Adulthood and also sits on the Editorial Boards for CDEMP and the Journal of Black Psychology. He is also a former Chair of the 19th Annual Black Graduate Conference in Psychology, a national conference that provides Black graduate students in psychology opportunities to present their research, gain professional development experiences, and network with faculty and other graduate students. In 2016, Dr. Neblett was appointed Co-Director of Diversity Initiatives in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience.
Dr. Neblett has been recognized by the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience on several occasions for excellence in teaching and mentoring. In 2014, he received the Chapman Family Teaching Award, and in 2017, the Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, both honors among UNC’s highest campus-wide recognitions for teaching excellence. He also is a former recipient of the NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, a two-year research and training award that was funded by NSF, at Howard University, to examine racial identity, coping with racism, and cardiovascular physiological responses to racism-related stress. Dr. Neblett is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, the Association for Psychological Science, the Society for Research in Child Development, the Society for Research on Adolescence, and the Association of Black Psychologists.