College of Design Diversity & Inclusion Council presents a Panel Discussion with Special Guest Peggy McIntosh

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The College of Design Diversity and Inclusion Council has invited Peggy McIntosh, senior research scientist and former associate director for the Wellesley Centers for Women, Kaye Husbands Fealing, professor and Chair for the Georgia Tech School of Public Policy, and Robert Kirkman, associate professor and director of graduate studies for the School of Public Policy to discuss what diversity and inclusion means to them, and to facility an open discussion from the audience about issues of diversity and inclusion. The overall ambition of this event is to foster and enable engagement and open dialogue between the audience and the speakers.

About Our Speakers:

Peggy McIntosh

McIntosh is Senior Research Associate of the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College in Massachusetts.  She is Founder of the National S.E.E.D. Project on Inclusive Curriculum (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity).  She consults widely in the United States and throughout the world with college and school faculty who are creating more gender-fair and multicultural curricula.  In 1988, she published the ground-breaking article, “White Privilege and Male Privilege:  A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences through Work on Women’s Studies.”  This analysis and its shorter form, “White Privilege:  Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,” (1989), have been instrumental in putting the dimension of privilege into discussions of gender, race, class, and sexuality in the United States.  McIntosh has taught at the Brearley School, Harvard University, Trinity College (Washington, D.C.), the University of Denver, the University of Durham (UK), and Wellesley College.  She is co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Women’s Institute and has been consulting editor to Sage: A Scholarly Journal on Black Women.  She has consulted with women on 22 Asian campuses on the development of Women’s Studies, and programs to bring materials from Women’s Studies into the main curriculum.  She has consulted frequently in China, Japan, and Korea.  In addition to having four honorary degrees, she is the recipient of the Klingenstein Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership from Columbia Teachers College.

Kaye Husbands Fealing

Husbands Fealing specializes in science of science and innovation policy, the public value of research expenditures related to food safety, and the underrepresentation of women and minorities in STEM fields and workforce. Prior to her position at Georgia Tech, she developed and was the inaugural program director for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP) program and co-chaired the Science of Science Policy Interagency Task Group, chartered by the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Policy Council. At NSF she also served as an economics program director. Husbands Fealing was a visiting scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Technology Policy and Industrial Development, where she conducted research on NAFTA’s impact on the Mexican and Canadian automotive industries, and research on strategic alliances between aircraft contractors and their subcontractors.

Husbands Fealing was elected to the Executive Board of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (term 2017-2020) and named AAAS Distinguished Fellow. She is the recipient of the 2017 Trailblazer Award from the National Medical Association Council on Concerns of Women Physicians. She serves on the National Institutes of Health National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council, the National Science Foundation's Committee on Equal Opportunity in Science and Engineering, and the National Academies panel on Review of the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs at the Department of Energy.  She has served on the National Academies panels on Reengineering the Census Bureau’s Annual Economic Surveys, the Developing Indicators for Undergraduate STEM Education, a Council on Canadian Academies workshop steering committee, and an American Academy of Arts and Sciences Data Advisory Group. She is a board member for the Center for Organization Research and Design at Arizona State University, and for the Society for Economic Measurement. In recent years she served on several panels and committees at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, NSF, and on AAAS committees, including the Nominations Committee for Social, Economic, and Political Sciences, the Dialog on Science, Ethics and Religion, and two terms on the Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy. She also served on the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economic Profession. At Georgia Tech, she serves on the Institute for Data Engineering and Science Council and the Intellectual Property Advisory Board.

Husbands Fealing holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and a B.A. in mathematics and economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Robert Kirkman

Dr. Kirkman is Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His current focus is on the design, implementaiton and assessment of innovative approaches to teaching practical ethics, including problem-based learning, the integration of ethics and design and the use of interactive narrative. His prior work in environmental ethics examined the values in play in decisions about the built environment, especially in cities and suburbs in the United States. He is the author of The Ethics of Metropolitan Growth: The Future of our Built Environment (Continuum, 2010) and Skeptical Environmentalism: The Limits of Philosophy and Science (Indiana University Press, 2002).


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