Establishing Work/Life Balance on the Tenure Track

On Friday, May 7, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 02:30 PM

This is a virtual event using Zoom Meeting

This Lecture is for Students, Alumni, Faculty and Staff

This Event is Sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs

  Inaugural Lecture Series

This Lecture is part of Thriving in Academia: A Lecture Series.


The lecture series is designed to support BIPOC faculty members as they navigate the roadmap of academe at QCC through targeted lectures and mini workshops. The series will center the voices of experts who are also BIPOC. The lecture series will focus on academic, personal, and professional goals and will provide tools and advice focusing on the unique experiences of faculty of color, as they progress toward tenure and promotion. The series would aim to provide two speakers per semester, beginning Spring 2021, pending availability.

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Lecture Featuring Dwayne Mack

May 7, 2021 1pm - 2pm | Q/A 2pm - 2:30pm

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Dwayne Mack was born and raised in the Borough of Brooklyn. He graduated from John Dewey High School in 1986. He earned his BA in American History from Methodist University in 1993 and his MA in the same field in 1996. In 2002 he completed his Ph.D. in American and Public history at Washington State University.

Since 2003, Dwayne Mack has taught American and African American history at Berea College. He is a Professor of History and the Carter G. Woodson Chair in African American History. Dwayne also serves as Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. His scholarship focuses on the Black experience in the West, and the Black Freedom Struggle in Kentucky and the Deep South. His monograph on the Black Spokane explores the intersections of the Cold War and civil rights movement. He has also written about the racial and gendered past of Berea College through the institution’s participation in the movement.

Dwayne has also served as the lead editor of two books on faculty development. These volumes mentor emerging faculty of color from diverse backgrounds and those concerned with diversity, equity and inclusion in academia. His coedited volume on policing Black and Brown and on Violence Against Black Bodies also serve as another example of a broad research agenda related to contemporary social justice issues.

Along with his supportive partner Felicia, they have raised four children in Madison County, Kentucky.

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What's the FaculTEA?

Workshop | 12pm - 12:45pm

This event is open to BIPOC Faculty

What’s the FaculTea (Tenure-related Enrichment Activity) is an informal conversation hosted by the Faculty Fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity, as a mentoring session for junior faculty of color. Named after the inaugural newsletter, this program allows faculty of color to connect in a mentoring space with both Dr. Smith and visiting colleagues for a short coffee break, “backstage” style.

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Contact Name: Kerri-Ann M. Smith, Ed.D. , Faculty Fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity

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