CTLT Conference Speakers
Dr. Frank Tuitt is the Senior Advisor to the Chancellor and Provost on Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Denver and Associate Professor of Higher Education in the Morgridge College of Education. His research explores topics related to access and equity in higher education; teaching and learning in racially diverse college classrooms; and diversity and organizational transformation. Dr. Tuitt is a co-editor and contributing author of the books: Race and Higher Education: Rethinking Pedagogy in Diverse College Classrooms; Black Faculty in the Academy: Narratives for Negotiating Identity and Achieving Career Success; Contesting the Myth of a Post-Racial Era: The Continued Significance of Race in U.S. Education; and Race, equity, and the learning environment: The Global Relevance of Critical and Inclusive Pedagogies in Higher Education. Dr. Tuitt received his doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and his BA in Human Relations from Connecticut College.
Dr. Chayla Haynes Davison is an assistant professor of Higher Education Administration in the department of Educational Administration and Human Resources at Texas A&M University, College Station. She is a critical qualitative researcher who explores issues of power and powerlessness through the scholarship of teaching. Her scholarly contributions promote innovation in college teaching, the advancement of educational equity among racially and ethnically minoritized college students, and the application of critical race theory to postsecondary contexts and problems. In addition to having research featured in the International Journal for Teaching and Learning, the Journal of Critical Scholarship in Higher Education and Student Affairs, the Journal of Negro Education, and the National Association of Student Affairs Professionals Journal, Dr. Haynes Davison's scholarly contributions also includes two co-edited books, Interrogating Whiteness and Relinquishing Power: White Faculty's Commitment to Racial Consciousness in the Classroom (Peter Lang Publishing) and Race, Equity, and the Learning Environment: The Global Relevance of Critical and Inclusive Pedagogies in Higher Education (Stylus Publishing). The impact of her research thus far was recently recognized by the American College Personnel Association, which named Dr. Haynes Davison a 2016 Emerging Scholar Designee. Dr. Haynes Davison is also the Equity and Inclusion Chair for American Education Research Association's (AERA) Division J: Postsecondary Education and a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Education and Development in the Caribbean (JEDIC).
Dr. Saran Stewart is a Lecturer of Comparative Higher Education in the School of Education at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus. She is also the Coordinator for the M.A. in Higher Educational Management programme and Chief Editor of the Journal of Education and Development in the Caribbean. Much of her research uses quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods to critically examine issues of comparative education, postcolonial theories, critical and inclusive pedagogy and access/ equity issues in higher education. Dr. Stewart is devoted to the examination and exploration of topics related to access and equity in education and teaching and learning in a global context. Her work has been published in the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, Journal of Student Affairs, Postcolonial Directions in Education Journal and the Applied Anthropologist Journal, to name a few. Most recently, Dr. Stewart received the 2017 University Principal's Awards for Best Research Publication and Most Outstanding Researcher.