AAERI Presentation shed Light on Diversity Program Excellence

Dr. Coopwood collaborated with faculty from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University for presentation of challenges associated with academic-based diversity programs in Fort Myers, FL. Dr. Shirlene Smith Augustine, who co-authored a book chapter with Dr. Coopwood, engaged in cross dialogue about faculty absenteeism for diversity initiatives as well as about what components of diversity programs appear more successful at drawing needed faculty participation. The November 2018 presentation was a result of the book chapter contribution published earlier in the year.