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ME-EM Graduate Seminar Speaker Series
Veronica Y. Womack, PhD
Associate Director, Inclusive Learning Communities
Searle Centre for Advancing Learning & Teaching, Northwestern University
Inclusive teaching practices positively influence academic persistence by enhancing "sense of belonging." This seminar will highlight pedagogical frameworks and "instructor ways of being" that can inform the creation of personalized inclusive teaching practices.
Veronica Womack is the Associate Director of Inclusive Learning Communities at Northwestern University’s Searle Center for Advancing Learning & Teaching. In this position, she is charged with designing and facilitating wellness-based professional development initiatives for Northwestern instructors who aim to foster belonging and promote the success of all students, especially those who come from historically underrepresented communities and who hold marginalized identities. Veronica earned her doctorate in Social Psychology from Howard University and completed an epidemiology postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Womack has written content and facilitated trainings for the Inclusive STEM Teaching Project, Northwestern University’s Inclusive Teaching Practicum and Universal Design for Learning Practicum, and the National Research Mentoring Network’s – Culturally Aware Mentoring Training. Veronica’s current scholarly interests focus on contemplative and critically reflective teaching practices, self-care, and identity-conscious mentoring.
Invited by: Radheshyam Tewari
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