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What Inclusive Instructors Do: Focusing on the Practices

A virtual workshop and a follow-up book Q&A with Khadijah A. Mitchell and Derek Dube, authors of What Inclusive Instructors Do: Principles and Practices for Excellence in College Teaching 

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
1:00 - 3:00pm CDT 
Co-sponsored by the Reinert Center and the Office of the Provost


Inclusive teaching discussions on campuses across the country are sparking conversations about feasibility, implementation, and actionable efforts. In line with Saint Louis University’s mission and vision, this workshop focuses on student-centered inclusive teaching practices that are applicable to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Based on our best-selling book, What Inclusive Instructors Do, we will provide evidence-based and intentional practices from a national inclusive teaching study that can be used in various learning contexts. This workshop is designed to build your confidence in using inclusive teaching practices both now and in the future.

Book Discussion

At the end of the workshop, our facilitators will be hosting a Q & A for their book, What Inclusive Instructors Do. The Reinert Center will give away complimentary copies of the book to the first 20 registrants who indicate that they are interested and will stay to participate in the Q&A. 

To register for the workshop and/or the book discussion, follow this link: 

About the Facilitators

Khadijah A. Mitchell, Ph.D. Khadijah A. Mitchell, Ph.D., is the endowed Peter C.S. d'Aubermont, M.D. Scholar of Health and Life Sciences and Assistant Professor of Biology at Lafayette College. Her research addresses the causes and consequences of cancer health disparities in marginalized populations. Specifically, she explores biological, behavioral, and environmental determinants that drive differences in cancer outcomes. Dr. Mitchell teaches STEM courses that intersect with public health, such as Precision Medicine, Public Health Biology, and Molecular Genetics. She integrates research findings from her laboratory into each class, and takes ideas generated in the classroom back to her laboratory for further study. Her research, teaching, and service passions lie in both health and higher education equity. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute after concurrently earning her PhD in Human Genetics and Molecular Biology from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and a graduate certificate in Health Disparities and Health Inequalities from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She received a MS in Biology from Duquesne University and BS in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh.

Derek DubeDerek Dube, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Biology and Director of the First Year Seminar Program at the University of Saint Joseph in Connecticut.  He teaches courses both in-person and online, for undergraduate and graduate students, within Biology as well in the interdisciplinary First Year Seminar and Honors programs.  His bench research examines the microbial community present in the local environment and associated threats to human health, developing viral detection methods, and exploring the infection pathways of viruses like Human Papillomavirus.  His educational scholarship focuses on equity and efficacy in higher education.  He earned his B.S. in Biology from James Madison University, his Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Virginia, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of Michigan.