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The speakers

Dr. Eden-Renee Hayes

Dr. Bridget T. Kelly

Dr. Amber Manning-Ouellette

  • Eden-Reneé Hayes, Ph.D.

    Eden-Reneé Hayes, Ph.D., is Director of the Davis Center. As director, she advances the Davis Center’s vision of working towards a more inclusive college community, fostering positive inter- and intra-group dialogue, integrating restorative approaches into our work, and advocating for racial and social justice. Immediately prior to coming to Williams, Hayes was Dean of Equity and Inclusion and Associate Professor of Psychology at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. Her research and expertise center on bias and the intersecting identities of race, class, and gender identity and expression.

  • Dr. Bridget Turner Kelly

    Dr. Bridget Turner Kelly is Associate Professor of Student Affairs at the University of Maryland. She received her master’s degree and PhD in Social Foundations of Education from the University of Maryland. For nine years she was Associate Professor and Program Chair of Higher Education at Loyola University Chicago. Prior to that, Dr. Kelly was Associate Professor of Student Development at Seattle University and Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs at the University of Vermont. Her scholarship focuses on marginalized populations in higher education, such as women and faculty of Color. She has authored over 25 publications, including, two articles that have received over 200 citations each and two that have been cited in AMICUS briefs for U.S. Supreme Court cases. Dr. Kelly is an award-winning teacher of intergroup dialogue and presents nationally on the topic. She is an author in and co-editor of Engaging images for research, pedagogy and practice: Utilizing visuals to understand and promote college student development (2017, Stylus).

  • Dr. Amber Manning-Ouellette

    Dr. Amber Manning-Ouellette is an Assistant Professor in Higher Education and Student Affairs at Oklahoma State University. She also serves as program coordinator for the Master’s in College Student Development and holds the Anderson, Farris, and Halligan Professorship for College Student Development. Her scholarly work and research foci include socially just leadership education, college student learning and identity development, and first-year student transition. Dr. Manning-Ouellette examines these research areas through various contexts including international education, STEM education, and gender perspectives. She teaches a variety of courses such as student development theory, assessment in higher education and student affairs, college student sexuality, and introduction to student affairs. Dr. Manning-Ouellette is a scholar practitioner and has authored several articles and book chapters on a number of topics across higher education and student affairs.

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