Visiting scholar Dr. Roger L. Worthington will present the free public lecture "Difficult Dialogues: Controversies of Academic Freedom and Pluralism in Higher Education" on Thursday, May 19 from 9-10:30 am in the McCune Conference Room, 6th floor of HSSB, on the UC Santa Barbara campus. After the lecture, Worthington will lead "Diversity Strategic Planning in Higher Education: A Conversation Hour" from 10:30-11:30 am in the same location.
Roger L. Worthington, Ph.D., is the Assistant Deputy Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Missouri. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) and is the incoming Editor of the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education (JDHE). He has served on the Editorial Board of JDHE since its inception, and in 2008 he was the guest editor for a special issue on "Measurement and Assessment in Campus Climate Research." He is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Counseling Psychology (JCP), and part of the guest editorial team for JCP on "Critical Conceptual and Method¬ological Issues in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Research in Counseling Psychology."
Dr. Worthington is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), and currently serves as the Vice President for Diversity and the Public Interest of the Society of Counseling Psychology (SCP) of the APA. He was the SCP coordinator for the 2011 National Multicultural Conference and Summit. He served as a member of the APA Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation. Worthington earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at UCSB's Gevirtz School.
This free event is presented by The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor; The Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Academic Policy; The Office of Equal Opportunity; and The Gevirtz Graduate School of Education.
[Roger Worthington is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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