Team Consultations, Institute Mentors and Speakers

Participants will work with assigned Institute mentors from existing TRHT Campus Centers who are currently planning and implementing transformative programming to advance racial healing in collaboration with community partners. In addition to the planned mentoring opportunities, teams will be able to schedule consulting appointments with other mentors, AAC&U TRHT team leaders, the national evaluators for TRHT Campus Centers, and experienced Racial Healing Circle facilitators.

Institute Campus Mentors

Terry BarksdaleAustin Community College
Areas of Expertise: organization of TRHT information for community and institutional access and community building; Raising white awareness with humility and without shame/blame/guilt

Jermaine PearsonBrown University
Areas of Expertise: student engagement; integrating TRHT into the curriculum; establishing partnerships with internal stakeholders

Charmaine RoyalDuke University
Areas of Expertise: strategies for engaging key stakeholders; documenting the narrative on race of an institution/community; engaging students; developing community partnerships; integrating TRHT into the curriculum

Jane TurkHamline University
Areas of Expertise: understanding and surfacing dominant narratives and engaging narrative change strategies; using the TRHT framework to support connected and reflective teaching and learning practices; using TRHT strategically to frame and support faculty and staff professional development; using media and popular culture to surface, engage, and facilitate reflection and conversation about dominant narratives that perpetuate racist stereotypes and maintain hierarchies of human value; recognizing and navigating institutional politics that might prevent full engagement with TRHT framework

Anita DeRouenMillsaps College
Areas of Expertise: community partnerships; curriculum integration; engaging campus stakeholders

Sharon StroyeRutgers University - Newark 
Areas of Expertise: developing community partnerships; engaging students; documenting the narrative on Race of a community; social media outreach

Cynthia Neal SpenceSpelman College
Areas of Expertise: difficult dialogues about race and privilege; intersectional analysis of racial formations; the performance of race

J. Goosby SmithThe Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina 
Areas of Expertise: experienced Racial Healing Circle facilitator; conducting Interfaith healing circles, garnering media coverage; working in coalition with other diversity and inclusivity allies and similarly-minded organizations; getting the campus’ attention for work that bridges curricular, co-curricular, and campus life

Kaiwipuni LipeUniversity of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Areas of Expertise: organizational transformation; transformative leadership; Indigenous education and research methodologies; higher education leadership

Eric FordUniversity of Maryland Baltimore County
Areas of Expertise: service learning through a TRHT lens; community partnerships; youth and student leadership development


Institute Faculty, Co-Facilitators, and Speakers 

Victoria Christgau
Founder/Executive Director, Connecticut Center for Nonviolence

Gail Christopher
Executive Director, National Collaborative for Health Equity and Founder, Ntianu Center for Healing  and Nature

Jessie Daniels
Professor of Sociology, Hunter College; and Professor, Sociology, Critical Psychology & Africana Studies, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Jessica Estévez
President, Estrategia Group

Edwin Estévez 
Co-Founder, Estrategia Group

Dushaw Hockett
Founder and Executive Director, Safe Places for the Advancement of  Community and Equity (SPACEs)

Tia Brown McNair
Vice President for Diversity, Equity,  and Student Success and Executive Director for the TRHT Campus Centers, AAC&U

Mee Moua
Principal, Interdependent Group, LLC; Consultant, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Lynn Pasquerella
President, AAC&U

Gwenn Weaver
Independent Consultant

Michael Wenger
Senior Fellow, AAC&U; Adjunct Faculty Member, The George Washington University