Spotlight Panel: Navigating and Engaging DE&I Practices at the Intersections of Teaching, Research, and Administration

Sponsor: Health Communication Division
Thu, 11/17: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM CST
Room: Grand Ballroom C - 5th Floor 
This session will be live streamed.

This spotlight panel brings together members from the Health Communication Division and other NCA divisions to discuss and brainstorm Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) efforts that are being practiced or could be practiced in our institutions and in NCA. This panel responds to our members' call to make visible the labor and struggles that go into DE&I work as well as connect with other colleagues working on DE&I initiatives to share strategies on the ground. Our panelists bring expertise and experience working at various capacities on DE&I efforts in their institutions such as in various administrative roles at the University, College and Department levels, through their advocacy work in teaching and research and combination of these. Bringing our panelists together, we aim to build networks and make connections, learn from each other's experiences, as well as discuss practices to navigate and engage in DE&I at various institutional levels. We will also engage with audience members to learn about DE&I efforts at their institutions and departments.


Iccha Basnyat, George Mason University  - Contact Me


Rati Kumar, San Diego State University  - Contact Me
Gabriela I. Morales, New Mexico State University  - Contact Me


Rachel E. Dubrofsky, University of South Florida  - Contact Me
Jennifer A. Kam, University of California, Santa Barbara  - Contact Me
Leandra Hinojosa Hernandez, Utah Valley University  - Contact Me
Shavonne Shorter, University of Mary Washington  - Contact Me
Lisa A. Flores, University of Colorado, Boulder  - Contact Me


Health Communication Division
NCA First Vice President