Dr. Gina Garcia, assistant professor in the Department of Administrative and Policy Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, will be conducting a series of workshops and presentations on campus Wednesday, Sept. 12, and Thursday, Sept. 13.
Her research interests center on issues of equity and diversity within higher education with an emphasis on the organizational culture and identity of Hispanic Serving Institutions and the retention, success, and identity development of Latinx college students. She uses organizational theory, student development theory and critical race theory, as well as multiple methods of inquiry to guide her work, with a focus on strengths-based approaches to studying traditionally under-served communities and institutions of higher education.
She will host the following events:
- “Diversity, Identity and the Student Affairs Practitioner,” a discussion, will take place Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex 112. No advance registration necessary.
- “Incorporating Culturally Enhancing Practices in the Classroom” workshop will take place on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries’ Beaumier Suites. Participants will learn about the most effective way to “serve” minoritized students, conceptualized as outcomes and experiences that students have, as well as structural changes, transformation, and practices within the institution. More information and to registration can be found online.
For questions, please contact Jacki Black, associate director for Hispanic initiatives.