"The Impact of Implicit Bias" Lecture

Posted Feb 28th, 2017 by Julian Johnson  Category: Lifestyle


On Monday, March 27 at 7 p.m., Dr. Benjamin D. Reese, Jr., Vice President of the Office for Institutional Equity at Duke University and Duke University Health System, will discuss “The Impact of Implicit Bias and How to Create and Maintain a Successful Inclusive Community” at the Franciscan Center of Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania. A question and answer session follows at 8 p.m.

During the address, Dr. Reese will share his expertise and insight with the Lourdes University community and its regional partners including Mercy, ProMedica, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Toledo Assembly Complex. The event is free and open to the general public.

Benjamin D. Reese, Jr., Psy.D.

In his role as Vice President for Institutional Equity at Duke University and Duke University Health System, Dr. Reese oversees diversity, affirmative action/equal opportunity, and harassment/discrimination prevention. He is also adjunct faculty in the departments of Psychology and Community & Family Medicine.

Before assuming this position, Dr. Reese served as the Assistant Vice President for Cross-Cultural Relations within the same office. For the last 40 years, he has served as a consultant to educational institutions, profit and not-for-profit corporations, and healthcare organizations in the areas of organizational change, conflict resolution, race relations, cross-cultural education and diversity. Dr. Reese is highly regarded as a senior diversity practitioner with a national reputation.

“We are pleased to offer this important and educational opportunity to Lourdes faculty, staff and students, colleagues at regional educational institutions, nearby corporations and to the general public. Recognizing and respecting the dignity and worth of each human person and the global community is a core Lourdes value. As a Catholic and Franciscan higher education institution, we are committed to hosting speakers like Dr. Reese whose expertise promotes a regional forum

for conversation among educators, business leaders, politicians and the profit and non-profit community,” says Lourdes University President Mary Ann Gawelek, Ed.D.

The Lourdes University College of Nursing was instrumental in bringing Dr. Reese to campus. “We are delighted to have the opportunity to bring to our campus a nationally recognized expert to discuss such an important issue as implicit bias. Dr. Reese’s presentation will focus on workplace communities and discuss how implicit bias impacts the relationships we have with not only our co-workers but with the clients that we serve. Dr. Reese will help us understand how to create and maintain inclusive communities,” says Nursing Workforce Diversity Project Director Julie Kruse Ph.D., R.N.

Project Funding

This project is supported in part by funds from the Division of Nursing (DN), Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) under grant number D19HP28486-01-01 Nursing Workforce Diversity-REACH Program (Realizing Educational Attainment and Careers in Healthcare) $638,054. The information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should be any endorsements be inferred by the DN, BHPr, DHHS or the U.S. Government.

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