Michigan Engineering DEI Lecture Series

These events sponsored throughout the year cover a variety of topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Thought leaders present data, perspective and context to issues surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion in academia and beyond. 

Enhancing LGBTQ+ inclusive campus climate

Presented by Will Sherry (He/Him), Director of Spectrum Center and Interim Director of Strategic Initiatives for Student Life at the University of Michigan.


Whole Health and You

Presented by Dr. Zinobia Bennefield, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at University of North Carolina – Charlotte.


Stereotyping, implicit bias, and the experiences of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM

Presented by U-M Professor Denise Sekaquaptewa.


Listening with the Intent to Engage: A Panel on Anti-Asian Racism

Moderated by U-M Professor Melissa Borja. Panelists include Heeryung Choi, Heeryung Choi, a Ph.D. student in the School of Information Science, Fatema Haque, Academic Program Manager & LEO Adjunct Lecturer in Barger Leadership Institute, Ian Shin, Assistant Professor of History and American Culture and core faculty member in Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies, and Marie Ting, Associate Director at the U-M’s National Center for Institutional Diversity.


Disabusing DisabilityTM: Demonstrating That DISability Doesn’t Mean Inability

Presented by U-M Professor Oluwaferanmi Okanlami MD, MS.


Equitable Teaching in College

Presented by Paulette Vincent-Ruz (she/ella), Postdoctoral Fellow in Discipline-Based Education Research at the University of Michigan.


Ready, Set, Action: Improving Equity & Inclusion in Our Departments

Presented by Amy Moreno Sherwood, M.Ed.,
Director of The Broadening Opportunities through Leadership and Diversity (BOLD) Center within the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder


Truth Be Told, DEI Needs to D-I-E

Presented by Dr. James Holly, Jr., Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and core faculty member within the Engineering Education Research program at the University of Michigan.

More Lecture recordings for U-M affiliates can be found in our Lecture Capture Library. Login with a U-M uniqname is required to access this library.