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Equitable and Inclusive Practices for Chemistry Education

Session Overview

This video was part of the July 2021 REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit

In this session, faculty discuss equity issues particular to teaching gateway chemistry courses with special attention to creating a sense of belonging in the discipline for minoritized students.


Kimberly N. White

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Faculty Diversity and Equity Fellow, Humboldt State University | Every Learner Everywhere

Dr. White is an Associate Professor at Humboldt State University, part of the of the California State University system (CSU), which is the largest and most ethnically and economically diverse four-year public university system in the nation. Dr. White’s instructional experience includes teaching introductory, general, and organic chemistry and biochemistry courses at community colleges, PUIs, and R1 universities. Dr. White works alongside faculty to re-structure the undergraduate chemistry curriculum and instructional methods, promote inclusive instructional practices and mindsets, and promote increased involvement and retention of minoritized students in STEM majors.

Jeffrey Paz Buenaflor 

Postdoctoral Associate, University of Minnesota | Every Learner Everywhere

As a postdoctoral researcher at the U of Minnesota, Jeffrey is developing guided-inquiry teaching experiments that incorporate green chemistry and sustainable polymers for high school and college curriculum.