october, 2015


Event Details

Our aim to be a university that is a “Union Station” of engagement, service and transformation- a crossroads for ideas, a marketplace for innovation and a hub of connections, requires us to develop greater cultural dexterity in order to interact more effectively across difference.  The Offices of the Chancellor, Provost and Senior Advisor to the Chancellor and Provost, Dr. Frank Tuitt will host Dr. John F. Dovidio from Yale UniversityDr. Dovidio will help us consider social relations, both between groups and between individuals, to explore conscious (explicit) and unconscious (implicit) influences on how people think about, feel about, and behave toward others based on social and/or cultural identity.  Dr. Dovidio is one of the foremost scholars on explicit and implicit bias today.

Dr. John (Jack) Dovidio is the Dean of Academic Affairs of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Carl Iver Hovland Professor, and Professor of Psychology and Public Health at Yale University.  His academic research interests are in stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination; social power, social relations, both between groups and between individuals and nonverbal communication.  Much of his scholarship, in collaboration with Dr.  Samuel L.  Gaertner, has focused on “aversive racism,” a subtle form of contemporary racism. He has published over 300 articles, chapters, and books. He has received the Kurt Lewin Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSD and the Donald Campbell Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) for his scholarly achievements. 

At Yale, he has served the community in various roles, including as Chair of the Faculty Diversity Hiring Committee, Acting Director of the Division of Social Sciences, and Director of Graduate Studies in Social Psychology. At Colgate University, where he worked until 2004, he served as Director of the Division of Natural Science and Mathematics, Director of the Division of University Studies, Chair of the Department of Psychology, and as Provost and Dean of Faculty. 


(Wednesday) 11:00 am - 3:30 pm MST


KRH 401 and Anderson Academic Commons Special Events Room 209


Dr. Debbie Mixon MitchellDebra.Mixon@du.edu

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