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Inclusive Excellence Speaker Series at TCU

Presented by Academic Affairs and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion

The Inclusive Excellence Speaker Series is an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to engage with high-level professionals who are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Through a series of discussions or workshops, our TCU community will gain insight from national experts who will share exemplary examples of how everyone can contribute to this important work.

APRIL 1, 2022

Integrating Race and Reconciliation in the Student Experience

Kenneth Chapman, Instructor, Department of Management and Leadership, Neeley School of Business

Sean Atkinson, Associate Professor and Director of the School of Music, College of Fine Arts

Brandy Quinn, Associate Professor, College of Education

Integrating Race & Reconciliation Into the Student Experience

Learn how to promote racial/ethnic equity and equity-minded practices through the syllabus review process. How teaching approaches and practices impact BIPOC and other racially/ethnically minoritized students. How to self-assess current teaching approaches and practices. Consider changes that result in more equitable teaching.

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OCTOBER 22, 2021

Achieving Cultural Change Through Innovation

Michael J. Sorrell, J.D., Ed.D.

President, Paul Quinn College

Dr. Sorrell is the longest-serving president in the 148-year history of Paul Quinn College. During his 13 years of leadership, Paul Quinn has become a national movement for its efforts to remake higher education to serve the needs of under-resourced students and communities. He is one of the most decorated college presidents in America.



  • World’s 50 Greatest Leaders – Fortune Magazine
  • HBCU Male President of the Year Award – the only three-time recipient
  • 31 People Changing the South – Time Magazine
  • Higher Education’s President of the Year – Education Dive
  • America’s 10 Most Innovative College Presidents – Washington Monthly Magazine
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Justice Award – Dallas Bar Association

OCTOBER 29, 2021

Using Data to Make Systemic Change Within DEI

Mandy Price, J.D.

Co-Founder and CEO, Kanarys Inc.

Dr. Price is co-founder and CEO of Kanarys, a technology company that uses data and analytics to address diversity and inclusion issues in the workplace. Prior to Kanarys, she was a corporate partner in the Dallas office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP. She earned her J.D. from Harvard Law, where she was a member of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.


  • 40 Under 40 Nation’s Best Advocates Award – National Bar Association
  • Best Lawyer in Dallas – D Magazine
  • Texas Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars, 2015 and 2016
  • National Outstanding Young Lawyer – ABA Young Lawyers Division
  • 20 Winning Women – Texas Lawyer
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer of Texas – Texas Young Lawyers Association

NOVEMBER 5, 2021

Promoting Equity Through Inclusive Teaching Practices

Viji Sathy, Ph.D., and Kelly Hogan, Ph.D.

UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Sathy and Dr. Hogan are experts on inclusive techniques and active learning in any size classroom. At UNC-Chapel Hill, they lead innovative classroom and diversity administrative initiatives. Their work has been featured in  The Chronicle of Higher Education and The New York Times.

Dr. Sathy is a Professor of Practice in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Faculty Fellow for Inclusive Teaching in the Center for Faculty Excellence, and Director of the Townsend Program for Education Research. Her research involves evaluating the impact of innovative teaching techniques as well as retention in STEM courses.

Dr. Hogan is a STEM Teaching Professor of Biology, Associate Dean of the Office of Instructional Innovation, and Director of the UNC’s Quality Enhancement Plan associated with SACSCOC accreditation. Her recent research shows that the trend away from classes based on reading and listening passively to lectures, and toward a more active role for students, has profound effects on black students and those whose parents did not go to college.