Annual Inclusive Excellence Lecture Series



2020: Event cancelled under University directives per the current global COVID-19 pandemic.



Professor Williams possesses a singular voice. Her scholarship and public writings sit at the leading edge of a broad expanse of contemporary understanding. From Critical Race Theory and Intersectional analysis to Critical Legal Studies and narrative insight into the manifold relations between American law, politics, and society: Professor Williams’s scholarship is an essential guide to our times. Her best known work, The Alchemy of Race and Rights, is a classic in American letters and remains a touchstone for current and future generations of scholars.




Dr. Damon A. Williams is a visionary and inspirational leader, and also one of the nation’s recognized experts in strategic diversity leadership, youth development, corporate responsibility, educational achievement, social impact, and organizational change.  He addressed the topic, “Cultural Shift: The Future of Diversity and Inclusion.”



The Inaugural Inclusive Excellence Lecture Series featuring Dr. Shaun Harper


Dr. Shaun Harper spoke on Reducing Racism in College Classrooms. He is recognized in Education Week as one of the 10 most influential professors in the field of education. He is an expert on race, campus climates, and student success in higher education.

Dr. Harper is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, where he founded and serves as Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Race & Equity in Education.

Dr. Harper has provided us with a pre-read for his lecture: here