DRS 2011:  Applying Diversity Research

Sponsored by the Ball State University Office of Institutional Diversity

and the Department of Psychological Science

Saturday, October 29, 2011

9 a.m.—5 p.m.

Ball State University’s

L.A. Pittenger Student Center

2001 W University Ave

Muncie, Indiana 47303



Text Box: Interact       Network      Learn     Share Ideas 
Learn, interact, network, and share ideas with experienced and novice diversity 
Share with others how you have applied diversity research.
Hear speakers from different disciplines talk about diversity research in the real world.

Presenters from 27 universities and organizations, 38 academic sub-disciplines, and 9 U.S. states and Canada will discuss their applications of diversity research. 

See the 2011 Symposium Program under Conference Program for a complete list of presentations.

The Symposium will be at the Ball State University’s 
L.A. Pittenger Student Center
2001 W University Ave 
Muncie, Indiana 47303
Text Box: The 2011 Diversity Research Symposium will focus on applying diversity research in any discipline that involve cultural identities such as age, race, geographical location, ethnicity, physical and mental ability, socioeconomic class, gender, religion, sexual orientation, nationality, language, and their intersections. 

DRS 2011 Keynote Address: 
Swimming upstream: Connecting research to 'real world' anti-racism work

Erin Crawford Cressy, PhD.

In 2001 Dr. Cressy graduated with her Ph.D. in Social Psychology and Women's Studies from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.  Upon completing her dissertation she left academia to work at a non-profit agency in South Bend, Indiana.  It was not long, however, before academia pulled her back and she joined the ranks of adjunct teaching at St. Mary’s College.  Soon she was also a research consultant at the Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership (CWIL) at St. Mary’s College. 

In 2010, after spending years negotiating the borderlands between ‘academic’ and ‘applied’ Dr. Cressy took a leap of faith with two colleagues and began CatalystLead Consulting Group, LLC a diversity and leadership consulting firm.   

Her key note speech will discuss the transformational research she engaged in at CWIL which shifted her path and inspired her to build a bridge between the academic and applied worlds, in the end learning how to connect research to ‘real world’ anti-racism work.