USAonRace has established an advisory panel that will provide guidance on the issues/areas of focus for the dialogue during the academic year and assist with determining how we measure the effectiveness of the dialogue process. The purpose of this historic undertaking is to foster a sustained conversation about race relations in America to achieve the following objectives:
- Explore the state of race relations — understanding and inclusiveness — on college campuses and highlight the initiatives and discussions taking place;
- Begin to discuss and assess the challenges we face as a nation;
- Stimulate active engagement in the development of constructive strategies to increase understanding and improvement; and
- Achieve the level of commitment to take actions on where we need to go.
Such a broad and sustained conversation is paramount if we are to achieve real improvements and advancement in the conditions of all humanity.
Members of the advisory panel include:
Robert P. Amico, Ph.D.
Professor of Philophy
St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, NY
Kimberly Nichele Brown, Ph.D.
Director, The Africana Studies Program
Department of English
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX
James Kenneth Duah-Agyeman, Ph.D.
Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs
Ruben Martínez, Ph.D.
Director: Julian Samora Research Institute
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
Shelia Peters, M.A., Ph.D.
Director of the QEP - Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum
Sam Richards, M.A., Ph.D.
Co-Director of the World in Conversation Project
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA
Darlene Xiomara Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Nonprofit Management
Department of Political Science
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Gil Villagran, MSW
School of Social Work
San José State University
San José, CA
Paul Wong, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Arts and Letters
Professor of Sociology
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA
Janice S. Ellis, Ph.D.
Publisher / Executive Director