Dalton Institute Keynote Speakers

Today we would like to share with you our keynote speakers for the Dalton Institute and we invite you to attend their presentations. The Dalton Institute will begin Thursday February 2, 2017 at 9 am and end Saturday February 4, 2017 at 12:45 pm. Please do not miss out on our wonderful speakers who will be joining us for this special event. 

Vernon Wall maintains over 30 years of professional Student Affairs experience. He has worked at UNC-Charlotte, UNC-Chapel Hill, Iowa State University, and the University of Georgia. He maintains experience in multiple functional areas such as Greek life, new student orientation, student activities, leadership development, global education, and university housing. Vernon has received numerous awards for his presentations, programs, and his contributions to improving the quality of student life. Vernon has written several articles and has co-edited two books on issues surrounding inclusion on today’s college campuses. He is a nationally known speaker in the areas of social justice and leadership styles and is one of the founders of the Social Justice Training Institute. 

Vernon currently resides in Washington D.C. where he serves as the Director of Business Development for Leadershape, Inc. Prior to his services at this current position, Vernon served as the Senior Director for Professional Development, Research & Scholarship for the American College Personnel Association (ACPA- College Student Educators International) and as Assistant Dean of Students at Iowa State University. 

Vernon Wall will be speaking on Friday, February 3, 2017- scheduled for 3:45-5:00 pm

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Dr. Sammuel Museus is an Associate Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs and Director of the Culturally Engaging Campus Environments (CECE) Project at Indiana University Bloomington. Dr. Museus has published research in a variety of different academic journals such as the Harvard Educational review and to the Journal of Higher Education to name only two. He has published 10 books each covering a range of topics such as student success in higher education among racially diverse student populations, Asian Americans, and racism in higher education. Dr. Museus is actively involved in several national associations and provides consultation to campuses about creating more inclusive campus environments.

Dr. Museus will be speaking on Saturday, February 4, 2017- scheduled from 9:00-10:15 am.

Dr. Alyssa Rockenbach is a Professor of Higher Education at North Carolina State University in which she maintains interests in spirituality, community service engagement, religious and worldview diversity, and gendered dimensions of the college student experience. Dr. Rockenbach serves on the editorial boards of Research in Higher Education and Journal of Higher Education, and has multiple national awards. She teaches both master and doctoral courses in research methods and quantitative analysis.

Dr. Rockenbach is scheduled to speak on Friday, February 3, 2017- scheduled from 9:00-10:15 am.

Dr. Beverly Tatum is a nationally recognized subject matter expert on racial issues in America and has facilitated and led numerous workshops, presentations, and lectures on racial identity development in education. Dr. Tatum is the author of the critically acclaimed book Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? that has furthered a movement towards understanding race and class in education. In addition, Dr. Tatum has published numerous journal articles, and several books such as Assimilation Blues: Black Families in a White Community and Can We Talk About Race?: And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation. Dr. Tatum has recently retired as Professor Emerita to focus on writing and speaking on issues related to racial identity.

Dr. Tatum is scheduled to speak on February 2, 2017- scheduled from 4:30-5:45 pm