Event Title

Attitudes, Honesty and Race/Gender Based Research


Main Classroom

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Start Date

15-11-2014 1:00 PM

End Date

15-11-2014 2:20 PM


This Session will focus on the historic treatment of minority groups for research without consent.

Discussion Facilitator: Dr. Regennia Williams

Dr. Williams is an Associate Professor of History at Cleveland State University. She is also the founder and director of “Praying: African American Faith Communities: A Documentary and Oral History” project and the Initiative for the Study of Religion and Spirituality in the History of Africa and the Diaspora (RASHAD). In 2010, she was a Visiting Fulbright Scholar at Nigeria’s Obafemi Awolowo University, where she taught history and directed a RASHAD-related oral history project that focused on the role of religion in recent Nigerian social history. In 2013, she conceived and directed “Come Sunday @ 70: The Place of Duke Ellington’s Sacred Jazz in World History and Culture, c. 1943-2013,” a project that included scholarly presentations and performing arts activities. All of her oral history research at Cleveland State University has been reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB). Her current research is related to the Wings Over Jordan Choir, the Civil Rights Movement, and school desegregation in Cleveland, Ohio.

Discussion Facilitator: Dr. Lisa P. Gaynier, Program Director, Diversity Management

Founder of the leadership consulting firm, creativechange.biz, Lisa Gaynier joined Cleveland State as director of the nation’s only Masters program in Diversity Management (MA-DMP) in 2006. The MA-DMP is a weekend executive MBA-style program for mid-career adults, that develops culturally competent leaders for a global economy. This affordable Best-in-Class leadership program provides transformative leadership training for managers from all sectors for our economy from banking to manufacturing to the public sector.

Gaynier has nearly thirty years experience as a consultant and business owner. As program director, Gaynier and the MA-DMP bridge the academic world of theory and research with the “real” world challenges of businesses, organizations, and government entities, providing highly experiential and skill-focused education to our nation’s leaders.

Her consulting clients include Ford Motor Co., Eaton Corp., Honeywell, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Sysco Foodservice, the Hispanic Alliance, a Cleveland law firm, PNC Bank and the Northern Ohio Minority Business Council.

A native of Hawai’i, Gaynier is of Asian/Pacific Island and European descent. She is the author of an award-winning multi-cultural cookbook, an award-winning academic paper on the development of culturally competent leaders, in addition to papers on mediation and organization effectiveness.

Gaynier is involved in community redevelopment and revitalization projects, served on the Board of the Northern Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council and is former board chair of the Cleveland Mediation Center. She lives in Cleveland Heights, OH.

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Nov 15th, 1:00 PM Nov 15th, 2:20 PM

Attitudes, Honesty and Race/Gender Based Research

Main Classroom