Diversity in the Workplace

  • When: Wednesday, Aug. 19 at noon EST
  • Where: Virtual

Dr. Menah Pratt-Clarke, Vice President for Strategic Affairs and Diversity at Virginia Tech, will lead a discussion about diversity in the workplace. Learn how you can help lead strategic change to ensure a more diverse workplace.

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About the speaker

Dr. Menah Pratt-Clarke is also a Professor of Education in the School of Education in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, with affiliations in Africana Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and the Department of Sociology at Virginia Tech.

She has more than 20 years of administrative, academic, and legal experience in higher education, with a focus on executing and coordinating large-scale strategic initiatives that promote institutional transformation. As a scholar-administrator, she believes in the importance of praxis and using scholarship to inform and lead change in higher education.

Her research interests include critical race studies, Black feminism, and critical race feminism, with a particular focus on issues of transdisciplinary analysis of diversity issues in higher education. Her books include Critical Race Feminism and Education: A Social Justice Model (2012), Journeys of Social Justice: Women of Color Presidents in the Academy (Peter Lang, 2017) and Reflections on Race, Gender, and Culture in Cuba (Peter Lang, 2017),  A Black Woman’s Journey from Cotton Picking to College Professor: Lessons about race, gender, and class in America (Peter Lang, 2018).

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