Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Mobile Institute: Community Issues and Solutions


This is our 2022 Mobile Institute sponsored by The Vanderbilt Divinity School, in cooperation with Dr. Teresa L. Smallwood.  We talked about several topics and had a great conversation  about issues in rural communities and black America.  It was a two day event having conversation with young professionals-- interesting and informative.


Welcome to the page for our upcoming Mobile Institute!  Community Issues and Solutions is the theme for the institute and we'll be covering several topics.  Our goal for the 28-29 January 2022 institute is to create thought and action for addressing some of the common issues found across communities. Have you ever wondered who to contact for voting questions or if a certain resource was available in your community?  Come join us for casual conversation and a great learning experience!  The institute is intended to be start to another conversation to better our communities!  As we add speakers and officials, they'll be listed below! 


Mobile Institute Links for Friday, 28 January 2022 Time: 2:00 p.m. Central / 3:00 p.m. Eastern

photo of Dr. Lassiter F. Speller
Dr. Lassiter F. Speller

Dr. Lassiter F. Speller is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Eastern New Mexico University-Portales. He received his BA in Psychology from Winston-Salem State University, a public HBCU in North Carolina, before earning his MA and PhD in Cognitive-Experimental Psychology from The Ohio State University. Dr. Speller's focus is primarily on cognition & psychophysiology, however he has a wide range of research interests, including linguistic reality monitoring in politics, human factors/ergonomics and user interface experience, as well as design research and environmental design.

photo of Dr. Dewayne Williams
Dr. Dewayne Williams

Dr. DeWayne Williams is an Assistant Professor of Psychological Science at the University of California, Irvine. He earned his BA, MA, and PhD in Psychology from The Ohio State University. With a broad interest in social health psychology, Dr. Williams’ research specifically focuses on social psychological factors and physiological mechanisms underpinning self-regulation, health, and health disparities found between African and European Americans.


FACEBOOK:  https://www.facebook.com/VDSTheoJustice YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txPmFvPIQIk Be sure to watch and participate through chat!

Dr. Danielle Speller

Danielle Speller is an assistant professor of physics at Johns Hopkins University.  Dr. Speller’s research involves looking for new particles and rare particle interactions that would lead to a deeper understanding of how the world works. 

Dr. Speller is an alumna and Park Scholar of North Carolina State University, and earned her doctorate at the University of California at Berkeley.  Her postdoctoral training was at Yale University.  As a graduate of K-12 public schools in eastern and central North Carolina, Dr. Speller maintains an interest in the academic engagement and flourishing of students of color at all levels of education, and in particular, broader impacts of an education in physics.

Image: Community Issues and Solutions Resource Guide
Community Issues and Solutions Resource Guide

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