Diversity and Unconscious Bias in the Academy

In this 45-minute presentation, you will learn the answers to the following questions:

  • What are the benefits of diversity?
  • What is unconscious bias?
  • What are the latest research findings on the impact of unconscious bias on academic careers?
  • What resources and strategies can be used to minimize the impact of biases?

The presentation is given by Laura Hunter, PhD, Associate Diversity Officer, Office for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence. She has conducted various research on academic careers, such as the impact of children on academic productivity and visibility (Hunter and Leahey 2010), the impact of gender on evaluations of scientific competence (Hunter 2010), and how specialization affects academic productivity and visibility (Leahey, Crocket, and Hunter 2008).

To schedule a presentation in your department, unit, college or faculty group, please email lahunter@email.arizona.edu. The presentation may be able to be tailored to your discipline or specific needs.