This event is part of Emory & Henry’s 2021 MLK Week of Celebration - “Good Trouble Comes in All Colors: Allyship Matters” series.
Cultural Competency, Xuan Wang-Wolf, Amari Jones, Luis Hernandez
6pm, Monday, 1/18/2021
Note: Lyceum credits available
Dr. Xuan Wang-Wolf joined Emory & Henry College as the Founding Director of Online Education in July 2020. With over a decade of professional experience in program management, online pedagogy, learning strategy, instructional design, educational technology, and intercultural communication, she strives for continuous improvement in research and evidence-based quality design, development, and delivery of programs. Believing that learning is a fundamental right, Xuan continues to work towards improving equitability, accessibility, and diversity in education by implementing exceptional learning experiences that enhance learner participation and offer global and lifelong learning opportunities.
Through her years of experience in course design and faculty training, Xuan has led design and professional development initiatives at institutions such as Arizona State University and the University of Northern Iowa. During that time, she has given over a dozen presentations on topics ranging from computer-assisted learning to intercultural communicative competence at national and international conferences. In addition, she was an A.W. Mellon Fellow in Technology-Enhanced Learning at Carnegie Mellon University in 2017 and recipient of a Digital Humanities Fellowship from McMaster University in 2018.
Recognizing the critical role that learning plays in empowering individuals and communities, Xuan aims to honor the voices of learners by creating inclusive, goal-oriented, standards-driven, and learner-centered experiences that promote public engagement and accelerate knowledge construction and sharing.
Amari Jones is committed to advancing social justice for marginalized groups. She is currently a Freshman at EHC and works in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion office as a student advocate.
Hola! my name is Luis Ramirez, I am originally from Monterrey, Mexico. I am majoring in Civic Innovation and Political Science. I currently work as a Support Counselor for the youth in SWVA. I enjoy anything outdoors and have been recently enjoying crossfit. I view myself as a student in college, but also a student of life, trying to understand why and how the world works like it does and at the moment I see plenty of work that needs to be done and I am willing to work on it.