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Black Fatigue and Being Committed Allies for Systemic Change Town Hall

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion presents the second in a series of professional development town hall programs on November 10, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.

The second town hall is based on the book Black Fatigue: How racism erodes the mind, body, and spirit by Mary-Frances Winters and a LinkedIn webinar: Inclusive Mindset for Committed Allies by Dereca Blackmon (23 minutes). This webinar is available to all UW employees and students on UW EmployeeLearn through LinkedIn Learning.

Click here to register. If you cannot attend, register to receive a link to the recording.

Free copies of the book are available to participants on a first-come basis while supplies last.

For more information call (307) 766-6672 or email


This panel will be moderated by Dr. Emily Monago, chief diversity officer, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, University of Wyoming

On July 17, 2017, Dr. Emily Ann Monago became the inaugural Chief Diversity Officer and founder of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Wyoming. Her role includes providing leadership and collaborating widely to advance inclusive excellence, equity, and social justice initiatives. In collaboration with students, faculty, staff, and community members, the office developed the 2017-2022 UW Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and she oversees its implementation. Highlights of other leadership roles include establishing recruitment and retention initiatives for diverse and underrepresented populations, founding a campus-wide restorative justice and practices programs and providing diversity education, and other campus-wide initiatives and programs.  Emily was selected as one of seven in the nation into the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) Chief Diversity Officer Fellowship Program for 2020-2021. She is an alumnae of both the NASPA Alice Manicur Symposium (Class of 2016) and the American Council on Education (ACE) Spectrum Aspiring Leaders Program and ACE scholarship recipient (Class of 2015). Emily currently serves as the vice president for the Rocky Mountain Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (RMADOHE). RMADOHE includes the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.

Emily has more than 30 years of experience working at three different public universities. Most of her career-life has been dedicated to promoting and creating socially just communities as a means to generate a more equitable and inclusive society where everyone can find what they need to thrive.

Dr. Emily Monago

Panelists for the Town Hall Include:

Dr. Mohammed I.T Bey, chief officer for diversity,equity, and inclusion, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Dr. Ty-Ron M.O. Douglas, award-winning author, consultant, speaker, and associate professor of educational leadership & policy analysis, University of Missouri

Ty-Ron M. O. Douglas, PhD. aka “Dr. Ty,” is an associate professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Missouri (Mizzou). A sought-after international speaker, thought leader and consultant, he has offered guest commentary for major national networks, including Fox News. His research explores the intersections between identity, community/geopolitical space, and the socio-cultural foundations of leadership, spirituality, and education. The recipient of a NCAA grant to study black male athletes and author of the award-winning book, Border Crossing Brothas, Dr. Douglas’ scholarship has appeared in outlets such as Teachers College Record and The Urban Review. He has two new books, including Campus Uprisings: How Student Activists and Collegiate Leaders Resist Racism and Create Hope (Teachers College Press), which—drawing on uprisings at Mizzou and Andrews University—provides guidance for executive and campus leaders.

Dr. B. DaNine Fleming, associate professor, director of training and intercultural education, inaugural unconscious bias faculty scholar, Medical University of South Carolina

A native of rural Givhans, South Carolina, Dr. B. DaNine J. Fleming is Founding Senior Managing Partner for The Nevaeh Group©, a diversity and inclusion consulting company. She is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Academic Affairs, the Director of Training & Intercultural Education, and one of 2 inaugural Unconscious Bias Faculty Scholars in the Department of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is the founder of the yearlong Diversity and Inclusion Ambassador Certificate Program at MUSC that is affiliated with the Center for Transformation and Change Program with Dr. Kathy Obear and cofounder of the David J. and Kathryn Cole BRIHTE Leadership Academy MUSC’s pipeline to excellence and inclusion program that prepares employees for leadership positions. She is involved in many community organizations including Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated (Life member, active in Lambda Nu Zeta Chapter Summerville/Ridgeville and serves as a State officer), founding member of Taking Back OUR Village youth anti-violence organization housed in historic Lincolnville, SC, and Executive Director for the McNeil Foundation for the Awareness of Domestic Violence and Abuse. With over 20 years’ experience in higher education, Dr. Fleming has a heart for the community and social justice. She received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the oldest historically Black university in South Carolina, the distinguished Claflin University, a Master of Education degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Charleston/College of Charleston, an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from South Carolina State University, and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio. She has also earned a Certificate of Theology from the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) Atlanta, Georgia and she is a certified childbirth educator and Doula through the Somatic Arts and Science Institute. Dr. Fleming served as the Winter Commencement Speaker at her alma mater, Claflin University, was also inducted into the Claflin University Alumni Hall of Fame (Fall 2019) and the National Black College Hall of Fame Fall September 2020.

Dr. Nicholas Crane, assistant professor, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Politics, Public Affairs & International Studies, and chair of the UW Black Lives Matter/Systemic Racism Subcommittee, University of Wyoming

Nicholas Jon Crane received his PhD in Geography from the Ohio State University in 2014 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Geography and International Studies in the School of Politics, Public Affairs, and International Studies (SPPAIS) at the University of Wyoming. He previously worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Wyoming, and as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Geography in the Department of Geology and Geography at Ohio Wesleyan University.

Dr. Crane teaches human geography, including the intersections between geographical thought and area studies, cultural studies, and political theory. At the University of Wyoming, he teaches introductory courses in human geography and regional geography, advanced sub-disciplinary courses in cultural geography and political geography, and advanced thematic courses on conflict and on landscapes of the Americas.

Crane's research examines cultural and political geographies of social injustice and social mobilization. He is also section editor for political geography in the journal Geography Compass.

Dr. Lay-nah Blue Morris-Howe, assistant professor, College of Education, School of Counseling Leadership Advocacy & Design, University of Wyoming

Lay-nah Blue Morris-Howe, PhD, LPC, is a Counselor Educator and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Wyoming. She is currently an assistant professor in the Counselor Education and Supervision program in the College of Education at the University of Wyoming. Dr. Morris-Howe earned her doctorate, master's, and bachelor's degrees from the University of Wyoming. Prior to her current position, she taught as a contributing faculty for Walden University. Upon receiving her Ph.D., Dr. Morris-Howe served as a Mental Health Counselor at the University Counseling Center at the UW.

Dr. Morris-Howe teaches Multicultural Counseling and Diversity and Social Change courses in her role as faculty. As a clinician, she has served the Laramie community in private practice for the past 12 years, meeting the needs of a diverse clientele. Most recently, she has been much sought after as a Clinician of Color to address clients' mental health needs in the wake of social unrest.

Dr. Morris-Howe currently serves as the Co-Chair for the UW Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Subcommittee on Recruitment and Retention of Employees, is the Co-Chair for the UW College of Education Diversity Council, serves on the UW Native American Affairs Advisory Council, is Chair of the Rocky Mountain Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Conference Social Justice and Community Outreach & Engagement Committee, serves on the UW Think Tank on COVID Impacts, and will soon help launch the UW Employee Network for Individuals of Multiple Heritage.

Dr. Morris-Howe and her husband Quincy Howe, UW Associate Head Coach of Track and Field, are both UW Alumni and the happy parents of three children. 

Ms. Rachel Ratliff, PhD Student, College of Education, School of Counseling Leadership Advocacy & Design, University of Wyoming

Rachel has a Master of Science degree in Counseling from the University of Wyoming and is currently provisionally licensed by the State of Wyoming Mental Health Board.  She is currently a PhD student at UW, has a research interest in sexuality counseling/sex therapy, and works part time at Ivinson Memorial Hospital on the Behavioral Health Services unit. Rachel is an active participant and leader on campus, holding officer positions with Chi Sigma Iota, the Non-Traditional Student Council and the Black Student Alliance.

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Rachel Ratliff




Confronting Racism Town Hall

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion presents the first in a series of town hall professional development programs on September 29, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.

The first town hall is based on the 49 minute webinar by Dr. Robin DiAngelo titled, “Confronting Racism, with Robin DiAngelo.” The webinar integrates her book, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. This webinar is available to all UW employees and students on UW EmployeeLearn through LinkedIn Learning.

Click here to register. If you cannot attend, register to receive a link to the recording. Access to the town hall and recording is made available after viewing Dr. DiAngelo’s 49 minute webinar.

Free copies of her book are available to students on a first-come basis while supplies last.

For more information call (307) 766-6672 or email

Panelist for the town hall include:

Dr. Frederick Douglass Dixon, assistant professor, School of Culture, Gender and Social Justice

A lifelong resident of Chicago, Fredrick Douglass Dixon is an educator and community advocate. He holds multiple higher education degrees including a PhD. from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Education, Policy, Organization, and Leadership with a concentration in African American Studies, and a minor in History. Prof. Dixon currently works as an Assistant Professor of African American Studies at the University of Wyoming. He remains devoted to providing successful pathways for the most at-risk students to access, matriculation, and the ultimate goal of graduation as his indispensable duty. Before earning his doctorate, Prof. Dixon dedicated more than a decade education and servicing a diverse student population which includes community colleges and university students. Notably, he instructed students in African American Studies at several high education institutions. His commitment to connecting academia with the larger community includes working with a diverse collection of grassroots organizations that service those populations labeled the most at-risk. A quote from Fredrick Douglass Dixon shows his depth and purpose, "The thrust of my existence is to elevate the whole of the community to higher levels of academic excellence."

Dr. Krishna Han, associate director, Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, University of Michigan

Krishna Han's (he/him/his) professional student affairs journey in the US took him from Oberlin College to Bowling Green State University (BGSU) prior to joining University of Michigan. Originally, from Cambodia, Krishna graduated from the Royal University of Phnom Penh with a dual degree in Biology and Education. After completing a master degree in Community Forestry at Shinshu University, Japan he pursued and earned a Ph.D. in Regional Environmental Resources Management at Hokkaido University, Japan. Krishna studied the impacts of economic development policy introduced by the World Bank to Cambodia in 1993 on the livelihood of Indigenous people in the northeastern part of Cambodia and traditional farming system. He worked with various international organizations such as World Vision International and United Nations Environmental Program before moving to the US. While in the US, he pursued and earned another graduate degree in 2003 in College Student Personnel at BGSU, where he served as Assistant Director in the Office of Multicultural Affairs from 2012-2018. Krishna is passionate about and an advocate for global and multicultural education, cross-cultural understanding, and social justice. He has a wide range of hobbies and is an avid world traveler.  Besides his native Khmer, he speaks fluently English, Japanese, Thai and some French.

Dr. China Jude, senior associate athletics director for administration/SWA, Intercollegiate Athletics

The 2019 Women Leaders in College Sports Nell Jackson Administrator of the Year began her duties as the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Administration/Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) at the University of Wyoming on Feb. 1, 2018.
Jude oversees sports medicine, sports performance, nutritionists, athletics training table, fueling station, strategic planning, gender equity, and diversity and inclusion initiatives as well as sport oversight of volleyball and soccer.  As the Senior Woman Administrator, she also represents the department on the Mountain West Conference Nominating Committee and serve as Sports Liaison to Women’s Soccer.
Since her arrival, she has created strategies on addressing sexual assault/violence, served as Chair of the University Wide Black 14 Commemoration Week, successfully launched a barber shop and strengthen the department’s diversity and inclusion recruitment and professional development programming.
Jude serves on the NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Committee and President of the Minority Opportunities Athletics Association (MOAA).
Before Wyoming, Jude served as Assistant Vice President and Athletics Director at Queens College for over six years, assuming those duties in August 2011.
Queens College sponsors 19 sports and is the fourth largest college in the nation at the NCAA Division II level.  During her time as athletics director, Queens College won seven East Coast Conference Championships and six NCAA Regional Championships.  Queens College teams earned 12 NCAA postseason berths.  A total of 13 Queens College head coaches earned Conference Coach of the Year honors and two were named Regional Coaches of the Year.  Over 200 student-athletes earned All-Conference, All-Region and All-America honors.
During her time at Queens College, her student-athletes achieved a four-year graduation average of 75 percent and a 91 percent retention rate, while earning a combined 3.00 grade-point average every semester.
In the area of fundraising and revenue generation, Jude increased alumni giving by 60 percent the last two fiscal years, created the first two athletic naming rights opportunities in school history (one, a basketball court naming campaign and the other a baseball facility naming opportunity) and increased basketball ticket sales by 30 percent in the 2016-17 season.

She successfully managed an athletics department budget that equaled approximately $31.5 million over a five-year period, and generated a surplus every fiscal year.  Under her direction, the athletics department eliminated an inherited $1.4 million deficit.  In fiscal year 2017, her Queens College Athletics Department generated a $542,000 surplus, which contributed to the elimination of that deficit.
Prior to her time as Athletics Director at Queens College, Jude was the Athletics Director and Department Chairperson at NCAA Division II member Cheyney University of Pennsylvania from October 2007 to July 2011.  She also brings experience as a former head volleyball coach at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and the University of the District of Columbia.  Jude was a collegiate volleyball player herself at Alabama State University.

A native of Waukegan, Ill., Jude completed her bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from Alabama State in 1994.  She earned a master's degree in sports administration and marketing from the United States Sports Academy in 1996.  Jude completed her doctor of education (Ed.D.) in athletic administration from Northcentral University in 2017.

Jude's family has a rich history of serving in the United States military.  Her son, Tommy Jr., served seven years in the U.S. Army before recently being honorably discharged, and her father was a Navy veteran.  Jude, herself, served in the U.S. Naval Reserves, earning an honorable discharge.  Her mother worked in corporate positions throughout her career.

Dr. Dominic F. Martinez, assistant vice chancellor, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, University of Colorado Anschutz

Dominic F. Martinez is the Assistant Vice Chancellor for the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. He is an Assistant Professor in the CU School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. He oversees the Office of Inclusion and Outreach, Undocumented Student Services, CU Denver Colorado-Wyoming Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (CO-WY AMP) Program, and the Colorado Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) Summer Undergraduate Multicultural Mentoring in Translational Science
(SUMMiT), and Denver Student Training in Research Science (STaRs) Programs.  

Prior to his arrival at CU, Dominic worked at the University of Wyoming as the Assistant Director of Admission and Coordinator of Minority Student Recruitment for over four years. 

Dominic graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Multicultural History and Student Movements. Dominic received his Masters of Arts degree in Religious Studies from the Department of Religious Studies at CU Boulder and his Doctorate of Education degree in Leadership for Educational Equity from CU Denver School of Education and Human Development. 

Dominic was a first-generation Mexican American college student, in which he is proud to be!  Dominic and his wife, Dr. Amber Martinez, also a UW Alumni from the School of Pharmacy are proud parents of three children. 

Dr. Kate Muir Welsh, associate professor, College of Education and director for the Social Justice Research Center  

Kate Muir Welsh is an educator with over twenty five years (10 of them at UW) experience in both formal and informal education settings. Her primary research agenda and published work to date focuses on equity, access, and social justice in education in general with an emphasis on science education. Welsh served as a member UW Shepard Symposium planning committee for seven years, chairing the committee from 2007-2010. During the 2010-11 academic year Dr. Welsh spent her UW sabbatical at Teton Science Schools working in the shadow of the Grand Tetons with graduate students and faculty. Currently she is an Associate Professor in the Elementary and Early Childhood Education department and the Department Chair of Secondary Education. Her teaching includes course work in math/science methods, place-based education and instructional strategies. In January 2012, Dr. Welsh was named the 2nd director of UW's Social Justice Research Center.

Dr. Reed Scull, associate professor, College of Education 

Reed Scull is an associate professor in the Higher Education Administration program at UW.  He has served in university administration for nine plus years and since 2017 has served in a faculty role.  His research interests include general higher education organizational leadership, community college studies, and DEI topics.  He completed his doctoral work in 1994 in Higher Education Administration at the University of Arizona and has done postdoctoral work at the University of Victoria, British Columbia on Adult & Continuing Education.




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