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Personal

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.- Anne Frank

I've got three daughters, ages  (who never cease to drive me bananas, though I love them dearly  :-) ).  I love too many things to mention, but include in them quilting, gardening, writing, reading, spinning yarn from sheep wool, writing, baking (I'm a blue ribbon yeast bread winner!), knitting, genealogy, Mississippi Delta blues, classical music, volcanoes, Yanni (yes, there are actually people who enjoy Yanni), Enya, R&B, country music (they tell such great stories!), cottages, snow mountains, watching old movies with the fireplace going, writing, the slave narratives, hearts, baking bread, discovering things on the computer and Internet, writing, Native American music, writing, Bessie Smith, writing, hearing my daughters laugh, watching public television and listening to public radio (Support public TV and radio!!!), writing, drinking a nice cup of tea, crawling under the nice feathery warm duvet I dragged all the way back from Austria, on a cold night, writing, black and white photos, Daffy Duck, snuggling under homemade quilts (preferably ones I made!), flowers, making beaded earrings, Afrocentric outfits, mystery stories, writing (get my drift about the writing bit?), getting new computer stuff, inspirational speakers who really sooo inspire you, laughing with my sisters and brother, holding my Alzheimer Dad's hand before he died, quilts, big family gatherings, naps on rainy Sundays, homemade bread and soup on a cold, blustery day, documentaries and learning new things (the world is just so full of the neatest stuff!!!), my ancestors.......

I do NOT like oppression, discrimination, dishonesty, wasting good opportunities, not being appreciative, mixing my "regular" food with stuff like fruit (no ham with pineapples for me, thank you),  people who only deal with the outside of things, materialism, all the "isms" (sexism, racism, homophobia [I snuck one in on you, didn't I?] ageism, etc.), close-mindedness, inflexibility, my girls growing up and leaving (but I'll live through it), my Dad having Alzheimer's, then dying on 8/3/98, my Mom dying suddenly on 6/14/71 when I was 20, violence, divisiveness, negativity, having no parents, cynicism....

I am absolutely awed by snow mountains, volcanoes, icebergs calfing, the process of creation and geology, Native American culture, my ancestors going through slavery, my daughters growing up, the thought of something growing from a seed, the idea that dirt can be so incredibly powerful, the ocean, the fact that a bird can build a nest with no hands or tools as we know them, nature, my ancestors' perseverance, the power we possess as human beings, whales breaching, icebergs calving, ....

My personal philosophy and mission statement: I believe that each of us is put here on earth for our own unique purpose and it is our quest to discover what it is we were sent here to do, and try our best to do it. I believe we are sent here with the tools to accomplish what we were sent to do. For me, part of what I was sent here to do was to bring whatever talents I have to issues of diversity. I believe that part of our blessing as humans is the richness and diversity of our various cultures--whatever that culture may be. I believe there is value in our differences and a rich foundation in our similarities. My mission is helping people to understand that the differences should not be perceived as meaning "less than," so that concentrating on those differences effectively keeps them from doing what they were sent here to do. I am sure I was given three daughters to help me with that mission. Someone once said that if you love your children, you will want the world to love them as you do. Knowing them and loving them as I do, realizing the wonderful creatures they are and the time, love, money, energy and effort that went into raising them to be contributors to the world, yet realizing that the world may think of them as having the "strikes" of race and gender against them, I strive to change the world. I understand that just as the immutable characteristics of race or gender may be perceived as negatives for them, in others, negatives may be perceived as ethnicity, disabilities, affinity orientation, age, etc. In an effort to be true to my purpose and mission, I strive to make the world a better place for my, and all, children so they will be able to be accepted for who they are, as I believe being who they are will be central to their mission in life. I will share myself with others and strive to be a positive influence on all I meet, with the hope that they can use it to bring insight, understanding, inspiration, confidence, peace and harmony to themselves and others. I believe that we have a responsibility to try to change what we can about what we don't like about the world.

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Brief Bio

Dawn D. Bennett-Alexander Manglify, tenured associate professor of Legal Studies at the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business, and founder of Practical Diversity, a diversity consulting business, is a cum laudegraduate of the Howard University School of Law and a magna cum laude graduate of the Federal City College (now the University of the District of Columbia), both in Washington, DC. She is licensed to practice law in DC and six federal jurisdictions.  In addition, she was a 2000-2001 Fulbright Scholar and conducted research on race and gender discrimination issues in Ghanaian employment and taught Industrial Law at the Ghana School of Law in Ghana, West Africa.

Prior to coming to UGA in January of 1988, Dr. Bennett-Alexander taught Business and Employment Law for five and one-half years at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida. Before teaching, she worked in legal capacities in Washington, DC at the Federal Labor Relations Authority litigating federal sector labor law cases; the White House Domestic Council, serving as assistant to the Associate Director and General Counsel of the Council; the D.C. Court of Appeals, the highest court in DC, as law clerk to the Honorable Julia Cooper Mack; and at the Federal Trade Commission's Antitrust Division, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Antioch School of Law. Bennett-Alexander served as a special master (labor arbitrator) for the Florida Public Employees Relations Commission from 1985-1991.

Dr. Bennett-Alexander publishes extensively in the Employment Law area with particular emphasis on gender and race issues. Her articles have appeared in sources such as the American Business Law Journal, The Labor Law Journal, the Women's Rights Law Reporter, Wisconsin Women's Law Review, the Personnel Administrator, and other journals. In July 1994 she published for Irwin Publishing Co. a first-of-its-kind Employment Law textbook, Employment Law for Business, now in its fifth edition and the best selling text of its kind in the country. Her legal environment textbook, The Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Environment of Business was published in 1995 by South-Western Publishing Company.  She is currently working on a Legal Environment of Business text and a Business Law text for McGraw-Hill publishing, due out in 2009 and 2010).  The former with an emphasis on diversity, and the latter with an emphasis on ethics

Dr. Bennett-Alexander has conducted diversity and Employment Law seminars for the public and private sector since 1985, has been featured in radio programs across the country, and quoted in the national media including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fortune magazine, Georgia Trend, the Houston Chronicle, the Atlanta Journal and Constitution and many other newspapers. After conducting numerous seminars and presentations on multiculturalism and gender issues, she co-founded BJD Consulting in early 1993, specializing in awareness, sensitivity and training in issues of diversity, particularly race, gender, sexual harassment and affinity orientation. In late 1998, Dr. Bennett-Alexander formed Practical Diversity consulting firm, to specialize in taking diversity from theory to practice in the workplace.  Aside from having the best-selling Employment Law textbook in the country, Dr. Bennett-Alexander considers one of the highlights of her work being asked by Grolier Encyclopedia to write its first-ever sexual harassment entry for the 1998 Encyclopedia Yearbook, and authoring the first-of-its kind Employment Law textbook that has been the leader in the field ever since it was first published in 1995. Dr. Bennett-Alexander is the mother of three daughters, and one granddaughter,  to whom much of her work is dedicated.

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.- Anne Frank

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Education

Howard University School of Law, Washington, D.C. Awarded Juris Doctor Degree, cum laude, 1975. Law Review Lead Articles Editor. Licensed to practice law in D.C. as well as U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals for the D.C., 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th, and 11th judicial circuits.

Federal City College (now the University of the District of Columbia), Washington, D.C. 1970-1972. Awarded B.A degree in Sociology, magna cum laude.

The Defiance College, Defiance, Ohio, 1968-70.

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Dawn D. Bennett-Alexander, Esq.

University of Georgia, Terry College of Business
 

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Experience

Associate Professor of Employment Law and Legal Studies (Tenured), University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, January 1988-Present. Appointed to Graduate Faculty and Honors Faculty.

Founder, Practical Diversity, diversity consultants, specializing in taking diversity from theory to practice in the workplace, October 1998-present.

Founding partner, BJD Consulting-Diversity Consultants, specializing in sensitivity, awareness and training in issues of multiculturalism, valuing diversity, gender, sexual harassment and affinity orientation. January 1993- October 1998.

Presenter, Employment Law Seminars for Managers and Supervisors, 1985-present.

Lecturer & Workshop facilitator, Multicultural and Valuing Diversity Issues, 1990-present.

Member, Special Master Roster for the Public Employees Relations Commission of Florida, (Labor Arbitrator), October 1985-1991.

Associate Professor of Business and Employment Law (Tenured), University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, 1982-1987.

Attorney Advisor, Solicitor's Office, Federal Labor Relations ` Authority, Wash., DC, January 1981- May 1982.

Instructor, Antioch School of Law, Institute for Law and Justice, National Farmworker Paralegal Training Program, Wash., DC, October 1979 - January 1981.

Law Clerk, U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Antitrust Division, Washington, D.C., October 1977 to December 1978.

Assistant to Associate Director and Counsel, The White House Domestic Council, Washington, D.C., March 1976 - January 1977.

Law Clerk to the Honorable Julia Cooper Mack, D.C.Court of Appeals(D.C.'s highest court), Washington, D.C., September 1975- March 1976.

Law Clerk, Bendix Corporation, Rosslyn, Va., January 1975 - April 1975.

Law Clerk, Oregon State Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General, Salem, Oregon. Summer 1974.

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Course Teaching Experience




Graduate:

Employment Law

Law and the Business Environment

School Law Teachers Rights and Liabilities

Business Law II (Negotiable Instruments, Secured Transactions)

Industrial Law

Undergraduate:

Business Law I (Contracts, Torts)

Property

Business Law II (Sales, Negotiable Instruments)

Torts

The Legal Environment of Business

Remedies

Honors Legal Environment of Business

Employment Law

Language and Law Fair Labor Standards Act

Farm Labor Contractor Registration Act

Negotiations

Other:

Business Law Section of the CPA Review course, including sections in:

Employer-Employee Relations Trusts and Estates

Antitrust Accountant Liability

Insurance Agency

Negotiable Instruments Surety

Bankruptcy

Designed, developed and conduct a one day seminar for public and private employers entitled "Employment Law Seminar for Managers and Supervisors" through the Division of Continuing Education, University of North Florida and University of Georgia.

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Publications: Legal Books

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Employment Law for Business 5e, Irwin Publishing Co., 2007, Bennett-Alexander & Hartman. First-of-its-kind Employment Law text (and accompanying instructor's manual) for business students and practitioners.

Employment Law for Business 4e, Irwin Publishing Co., 2003, Bennett-Alexander & Hartman. First-of-its-kind Employment Law text (and accompanying instructor's manual) for business students and practitioners.

Employment Law for Business 3e, Irwin Publishing Co., 2001, Bennett-Alexander & Hartman. First-of-its-kind Employment Law text (and accompanying instructor's manual) for business students and practitioners.

Job Rights for Federal Employees - A Survival Guide (Editor), National Employee Rights Institute, 1999.

Employment Law for Business 2e, Irwin Publishing Co., July 1997, Bennett-Alexander & Pincus. First-of-its-kind Employment Law text (and accompanying instructor's manual) for business students and practitioners, with accompanying instructor's manual.

Employment Law for Business, Case Supplement, Irwin Publishing Co., 1996. Updated the text with new cases and information between editions.

Employment Law for Business, Irwin Publishing Co., 1995 (and accompanying instructor's manual).

The Legal Environment of Business, South-Western Publishing Co.,1996, Bennett-Alexander, Harrison & Hass, with accompanying instructor's manual. Text takes innovative new approach to teaching legal environment by introducing a story which runs throughout the text and acts as a focal point for all legal issues discussed.

The Legal Environment of Business, by George Spiro, chapter-end questions for text, and ethics portion for each chapter of the Instructor's Manual (21 chapters), Prentice Hall Publishing, 1989.

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Publications: Legal Articles

 

Vol. I, No. 2, Autumn 2000, Employee Rights Quarterly, "Message to Management: Ten Ways to Value Diversity in the Workplace and Avoid Potential Liability in the Process."

Winter 1999, 1998 Grolier Encyclopedia Yearbook, first-ever entry on sexual harassment, a special report.

Vol. 49, No. 4, April, 1998, Labor Law Journal, "Same-Gender Sexual Harassment: The Supreme Court Allows Coverage Under Title VII."

Vol.49, No.2, February 1998, Lead article, Labor Law Journal, "Title VII Liability vs. Employee Confidentiality: Should an Employer Be Liable for Failure to Act on a Sexual Harassment Claim When the Failure is Based on Harassee's Request for Confidentiality?," pp. 825-833

Vol. 40, No.2, Spring 1998, Howard Law Journal, symposium issue dedicated to Judge Julia Cooper Mack, "Clerking for Judge Mack: What Does Air Taste Like?"

Vol. 3, No. 2, February 1994, Employment Testing Law & Policy Reporter, invited lead article, "Employee Testing and Sexual Harassment," pp.1-2.

Vol. 4, No. 1, December 1993, University of California at Berkeley National Black Law Journal, "The Use of Disparate Impact Analysis in Subjective Criteria Employment Discrimination Cases: All That Glitters Isn't Gold?," pp. 189-211.

Vol. 6, 1991 (issued October 1992), University of Wisconsin's Women's Law Journal, "Lower Court Interpretation of the Meritor Decision: Putting Flesh on the U.S. Supreme Court's Sexual Harassment Skeleton," pp. 35-85

Vol. 42, No. 3, March 1991, Labor Law Journal, "Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment: A Clearer View," pp. 131-143.

Vol. 27/4, Winter 1990, American Business Law Journal, "The State of Affirmative Action in Employment: A Post Stotts Retrospective," pp. 565-597.

Vol. 33, No. 6, June, 1988, Personnel Administrator, "Sexual Harassment in the Office," pp. 174-188.

Vol. 39, No. 4, April, 1988, Labor Law Journal, "Can Sex Be Considered In Promotion Determinations?," pp. 232-241.

Vol. 10 No. 1, Spring 1987, Rutgers University Women's Rights Law Reporter, "The Supreme Court Finally Speaks on the Issue of Sexual Harassment - What Did it Say?," pp. 65-78.

Vol. LX, No. 6, June, 1986, the Florida Bar Journal, "Judicial Attitudes Toward Marriage Dissolution Settlements: The Florida Experience" (with Robert W. Schupp), pp. 65-68.

Vol. 36, No. 6, June, 1985, Labor Law Journal, "Implications of the Memphis Firefighter's Case: The Impact of the Supreme Court's Decision in Firefighter's Local 1784 v. Stotts on Affirmative Action, EEO Litigation and Civil Rights," pp. 337-350.

Vol. 10, No. 2, Spring, 1984, Business and Public Affairs, "The Magnuson-Moss Act Revisited: Has It Fulfilled the Congressional Purpose of Making Warranties More Understandable to Consumers?" (with Robert W. Schupp), pp. 65-68.

Vol. 34, No. 11, November, 1983, Labor Law Journal, "Protection of the Individual Employee and the Bottom-Line Defense," pp. 704-713.

Vol. 18, No. 1, Spring 1973, Howard Law Journal, "The Changing Standard of Care Owed Licensees, Invitees and Trespassers," pp. 220-227.

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Children of the Dream: Growing Up Black in America, (chapter), Simon Schuster/Pocket Books, 1999.

Lesbians in Academia, (chapter), Routledge Press, 1997.

Life Notes: Contemporary Writings of Black Women, (two chapters) Norton Press, 1994.
 

Bi-weekly column on diversity and employment law issues for the Athens Observer newspaper, April 1994-April 1996.

Monthly column on gender and other issues for the Athens Area NOW Newsletter, April 1993-April 1995.

Sixty-six page handout for Wisconsin Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit seminar on Sexual Harassment and the Civil Rights Act of 1991, August 1995; Texas Bar Association, August, 1994; Colorado Bar Association, August 1993; South Carolina Bar Association, August, 1992.

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Professional Presentations

National Meeting, Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Indianapolis, IN, August 12, 2007, "Supremes and 'Chicks' [referring to a Mike Lukovich cartoon]: Is the High Court Dissin' the Ladies?"

National Meeting, Academy of Legal Studies in Business, San Francisco, CA, August 4, 2005, "Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins Like You Never Knew It: Protection for Gays and Lesbians."

National Meeting, Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Nashville, TN, August 14, 2003, "The Stuff That Dreams Are Made On: A Short Primer on Why We Are Not Be Ready To Say Goodbye to Affirmative Action."

Southeastern Association of Legal Studies in Business, Charleston, SC, October 26, 2002, "Why Do White People Tan if They Don't Like Blacks; Why do Mexicans Take Their Grandma, Nieces, Nephews and Everyone Else to Wal-Mart With Them?; Is It True Black Women Don't Wash Their Hair Every Day?: Dealing Effectively With Touchy Topics in Class."

National Meeting, Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Las Vegas, NV, July 27, 2002, "Sexual Harassment Resurgence?  I Thought We Had That All Taken Care of!?".

National Meeting, Academy of Legal Studies in Business, San Diego, CA, August 19, 1998, "From Famine to Feast: The U.S. Supreme Court Decides Four Sexual Harassment Cases in its 1997-98 Term"

National Meeting, Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Atlanta, GA, August 13, 1997, "Title VII Liability vs. Employee Privacy: Should an Employer Be Liable for Failure to Act on a Sexual Harassment Claim When Its Failure is Based on Harassee's Request for Confidentiality?"

Midwestern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Chicago, IL, March 12, 1997, "Same -Gender Sexual Harassment: Is it Covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964? Should It Be?"

Midwestern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Chicago, IL, March 13, 1996, "The Employment Non-Discrimination Act: A Primer."

National Meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Milwaukee, WI August, 1995, "Same Gender Sexual Harassment: Is it Covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?"

Midwestern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Chicago, IL, March, 1995, "Affirmative Action: Time to Call it Quits?"
 

National Meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Dallas, TX, August, 1994, "Valuing Diversity: PC Hype or Wave of the Future?"; and "Teaching Employment Law: Pedagogy and Maximizing the Experience for Students."
 

Annual Meeting of the National Association of Multiculturalism in Rehabilitation, New Orleans, LA, July 1994, "Valuing Diversity in Rehabilitation: The Georgia Experience."

Midwestern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Chicago, IL, March, 1994, "Employee Testing and Sexual Harassment: Strange, But True."
 

Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business (formerly the Southeastern Regional Business Law Association), Winston-Salem, NC, October, 1993, "The Subtleties of Sexual Harassment: Is It Possible to Have A Work Environment Which Is Not Hostile?" Also moderated a session of the meeting.

National Meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Colorado Springs, CO, August, 1993, "The Role of Gender in the Business Curriculum: Is There One?" Also moderated a debate on Amendment 2 [Colorado amendment banning legislation in support of nondiscrimination against gays and lesbians] for the Academy's Employment and Labor Law Section.

National Meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (formerly the American Business Law Association), Charleston, SC, August, 1992, "The Use of the Reasonable Victim Standard in Sexual Harassment Cases: The Only Reasonable Thing to Do."

National Meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Charleston, SC, August, 1991, facilitator for the Feminist Legal Studies focused discussion group for current feminist legal studies article.

South Carolina Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education program, "Sexual Harassment and the Civil Rights Act of 1991."

Southeastern Regional Business Law Association, Birmingham, AL, October, 1991, "Racial Discrimination Actions Under 42 U.S.C. Section 1981:Still Alive After Patterson v. McLean?"

National Meeting of the American Business Law Association, Portland, ME, August, 1991, "The U.S. Supreme Court Holds Fetal Protection Policies To Be At Odds With Title VII: Baby Needs More Than A New Pair of Shoes."

Southeastern Regional Business Law Association, Atlanta, GA, October, 1990, "The Hottest New Tip in Teaching Legal Environment: The Lowly News Article."
 

National Meeting of the American Business Law Association, Toronto, Canada, August, 1990, "The Proposed Civil Rights Act of 1990: A Case of 'Do The Right Thing' or 'Back To The Future?'"

Southeastern Regional Business Law Association, Greenville, SC, October, 1989, "Lower Court Interpretation of the Meritor Decision: Putting Flesh on the U.S. Supreme Court's Sexual Harassment Skeleton"
 

National Meeting of the American Business Law Association, Los Angeles, CA, August, 1989, "The Use of Disparate Impact Analysis In Subjective Criteria Employment Discrimination Cases: All That Glitters Isn't Gold?"

National Meeting of the American Business Law Association, New Orleans, LA, August, 1988, "Can Sex Be Used in Promotion Determinations?"

Southeastern Regional Business Law Association, Atlanta, GA, November, 1986, "The Supreme Court Finally Speaks on the Issue of Sexual Harassment: What Did it Say?."

Southeastern Regional Business Law Association, New Orleans, LA, November, 1985, "Vinson v. Taylor: A Strong Message to Employers Regarding Sexual Harassment by Supervisory Employees"

The Retailing Conference of the Academy of Marketing Science, Charleston, SC, October, 1985, "Retailer Inclusion in Product Liability Actions: Strategic Implications" (with Ronald J. Adams)
 

National meeting of the American Business Law Association, Portland, OR, August, 1985, "Attorney Attitudes Toward Guidelines for Marriage Dissolution Settlements: Florida's View"

Southern Regional meeting of the American Business Law Association, New Orleans, LA, March, 1985, "Implications of the Memphis Firefighter's Case: The Impact of the Supreme Court's Decision in Firefighter's Local 1784 v. Stotts on Affirmative Action, EEO Litigation and Civil Rights"
 

National meeting of the American Business Law Association, San Antonio, TX, August, 1984, "Judicial Attitudes Toward Marriage Dissolution Settlements: The Florida Experience" (with Robert W. Schupp)

National meeting of the American Business Law Association, Boston, MA, August, 1983, "Protection of the Individual Employee and the Bottom-Line Defense"
 

Southern Regional meeting of the American Business Law Association, Houston, TX, October, 1983, "The Magnuson-Moss Act Revisited: Has It Fulfilled the Congressional Purpose of Making Warranties More Understandable to Consumers?"

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Newspapers, Magazines, Radio, Television, Miscellaneous

Interviewee, Forbes magazine article on Chick-Fil-A and the legalities of its religious environment, July 2007.

Interviewee and quoted source, The Athens Banner-Herald article on the U.S. Supreme Court's affirmative action decision in the University of Michigan case, June 24, 2003.

Interviewee and quoted source, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution article on the Georgia Department of Transportation lowering its affirmative action goals, September 1, 2002.

Interviewee and quoted source, Grocery Headquarters Magazine, article on sexual harassment, "Regulating Bad Behavior," p. 20, August 2002.

Interviewee and quoted source, AP Wire Service article on the jury make-up of H. Rap Brown in Atlanta, Febraury 20, 2002.

Interviewee and quoted source, The Evening News (Ghana, West Africa), "Why do Ghanaians want to leave the country?", March 16, 2001.

Interviewee and quoted source, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution article on diversity at the University of Georgia, August 27, 2000.

Interviewee, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution article on Waffle House being sued for race discrimination by manager who was terminated after not firing black employees in an effort to "lighten up" the workplace, March 28,2000.

Interviewee and quoted source, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution article on the impact on the Coca Cola race discrimination case of Coke laying off 6000 employees, January 25, 2000.

Interviewee and quoted source, The Houston Chronicle article on judge taking away from jury consideration of a confederate flag tatoo on the arm of an employer alleged to have discriminated on the basis of race, January 20, 2000.

Interviewee and quoted source, The Atlanta Tribune article "Are There Still Racial Barriers in Corporate America?", November 1999.

Cover photo and quoted source, The Atlanta Tribune, article "Double Jeopard: The Cost of Race and Gender Discrimination,"  October 1999.

Letter to the Editor, Red & Black, October 15, 1999.

Interviewee and quoted source, Atlanta Constitution article on race bias suit brought agains Waffle House restaurants , October 6, 1999.

Interviewee and quoted source, Atlanta Journal and Constitution article on UGA President Michael Adam' decision to continue UGA's affirmative action program for admissions, September 30, 1999.

Interviewee and quoted source, The Red & Black, article on the constitutionality of permitted dorm searches where drugs are discovered, September 8, 1999.

Interviewee and quoted source, The (U. of Penn.) Daily Pennsylvanian, article on gender bias claim of male coach, September 3, 1999.

Interviewee and quoted source, The Red & Black, article on the constitutionality of banning sidewalk preachers on public property, August 27, 1999.

Solo guest, WRFC Radio, Tom Breffle Show on the court decision regarding the University of Georgia's affirmative action in admissions, July 14, 1999.

Interviewee and quoted source, Atlanta Journal and Constitutionarticle on federal court decision on UGA's affirmative action admissions plan, July 14, 1999.

Interviewee and quoted source, The Houston Chronicle, article on the integrity of workplace complaint processes, June 18, 1999.

Interviewee, Associated Press, for article on the rise in federal employee discrimination claims. December 6, 1998.

Invited by ABC News, New York, to comment on the Georgia Supreme Court declaring Georgia's sodomy law unconstitutional, November 25, 1998.

Interviewee, Reuters News Service, article on Texaco, two years after its race discrimination fiasco, November 18, 1998.

Interviewee, Athens Daily News, article on males and affirmative action, November 18, 1998.

Interviewee, Fulton County Daily Reporter, article on juries and cynicism, November 11, 1998.

Interviewee, Quantum Associates for Chrysler Corp.research on trends in diversity, November 11, 1998.

Interviewee, Maxim Magazine article on males being sexually harassed, September 24, 1998.

Interviewee and quoted source, Newsday, Long Island, NY, article on the Clinton sex scandal, September 11, 1998.

Interviewee and quoted source, Philadelphia Daily News, article on the impact of the Clinton sex scandal on workplace sexual discourse, September 3, 1998.

Guest, WCNN News Radio, Atlanta, GA, discussion of President Clinton' s upcoming confession of sex with Monica Lewinsky and whether it was a violation of the law, August 17, 1998.

Interviewee and quoted source, Flagpole, article on affinity orientation employment in Athens, August 3, 1998.

Interviewee, World of Difference news column, article on diversity, July 29, 1998.

Interviewee, Employment Review Magazine article, "Defining Diversity," July 14, 1998.

Interviewee and quoted source, Gannett News Service article on the U.S. Supreme Court's issuance of two sexual harassment decisions, June 26, 1998,

Interviewee, Hearst Enterprises on-line article on the effect of sexual harassment, June 22, 1998.

Interviewee and quoted source, Atlanta Journal & Constitution article on diversity at the UGA's College of Education, May 3, 1998.

Interviewee, Gannett News Service article on Paula Jones' decision to appeal the lower court's dismissal of her sexual harassment case against President Clinton, April 16, 1998.

Interviewee and quoted source, Sydney [Australia] Morning Heraldarticle on President Clinton's sexual harassment situation, April 15, 1998.

Featued subject for Georgia Magazine article on mentoring as a teaching tool, March1998.

Featured subject for University of Georgia Research Reporter article on my sexual harassment research, Spring 1998.

Interviewee and quoted source, the Red and Black article on the legality of employees performing personal tasks for University officials on work time, April 6, 1998.

Interviewee and quoted source, the Red and Black, article on affirmative action in light of the drop in California university minority enrollment after its ban on affirmative action programs, April 2, 1998.

Interviewee, Canadian Globe and Mail, article on a comparison of Canadian and U.S. sexual harassment law, in the context of the dismissal of the Paula Jones sexual harassment case against President Clinton, April 2, 1998.

Invited by NBC Nightly News to comment on the dismissal of the Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit against President Clinton, April 1, 1998.

Interviewee and quoted source, Associated Press story on the dismissal of the Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit against President Clinton, April 1, 1998.

Interviewee and quoted source, Newsday, article, "Net Firings on Wall Street: Analysts Accused of Viewing Sex Material," April 1, 1998, p. A55.

Interviewee and quoted source, Arthur Andersen's Management Monday electronic management column on "Sexual Harassment Policies in Foreign Operations," March 16, 1998. http//www.knowledgespace.com.

Interviewee, Associated Press, for story on Army's top enlisted man being acquitted of the sexual harassment of six women, March 15, 1998.

Interviewee, San Jose Mercury News article on English-only rule at Costco a Mexican-American was suing under, March 15, 1998.

Interviewee and quoted source on Red and Black article on a gay student accused of anti-gay harassment, March 6, 1998, p.4.

Solo guest, WICR Radio, Detroit, MI, The Warren and Jackie Pierce Show on risque talk in the workplace, March 3, 1998.

Interviewee, Time Magazine, article on sexual harassment in the office, February 18, 1998.

Letter to the editor, Red and Black, responding to student editorial on the need for Black History Month, February 18, 1998, p. 4.

Interviewee and quoted source, The Wall Street Journal, A-1, article on sexual harassment, February 17, 1998.

Solo guest, WRFC Radio, Tom Breffle Show on affirmative action, Athens, GA,February 5, 1998.

Interviewee and quoted source, Knight-Ridder News Service article on inter-office relationships, February 4, 1998.

Interviewee and quoted source, The Hartford Advocate article on affirmative action, February 3, 1998.

Interviewee, Atlanta Journal & Constitution article on the workplace implications of Clinton sex crisis, February 2, 1998.

Interviewee and quoted source, USA Today, A-1,article on the workplace implications of the Clinton sex crisis, January 30, 1998.

Interviewee, WCNN Radio, Atlanta, GA, on workplace implications of the Clinton sex crisis, January 30, 1998.

Interviewee, USA Today, editorial page, on Clinton sex crisis, January 29, 1998

Interviewee & quoted source, Hackensack, NJ Record, on workplace implications of Clinton sex crisis, January 29, 1998.

Interviewee, St. Petersburg Times, on Clinton sex crisis, January 28, 1998.

Solo guest, WRFC Radio, John Breffle Show on the Clinton sex crisis, Athens, GA, January 27, 1998.

Interviewee, Scripps-Howard News Service, on the Clinton sex crisis, January 26, 1998.

Interviewee, Wisconsin Public Radio, on implications of University of Florida president calling incoming University Chancellor an "oreo," January 20, 1998.

Interviewee, Flagpole newspaper article on affirmative action, October 30, 1997.

Featured professor, 1997 UGA Redbook resource for research sources, October 28, 1997.

Featured professor, UGA Public Service video to be aired on CBS television during half-time of the Florida-Georgia game, November 1, 1997.

Invited by National Public Radio to discuss the sexual harassment case against President Clinton, August 20, 1997.

Interviewee, WSB Talk Radio, Atlanta, GA, for national union implications of the UPS strike, August 15, 1997.

Interviewee, Entrepreneur magazine article on race crimes in the workplace, June 24, 1997.

Interviewee, Atlanta Journal and Constitution, for article on pending UPS race discrimination suit, June 11, 1997.

Interviewee, Gannett News Service, article on how non - U.S. companies with businesses in the U.S. deal with EEO laws. May 9, 1997.

Interviewee, Lafayette, Indiana Journal and Courier, on article on sexual harassment case involving physical symptoms arising from harassment. April 18, 1997.

Interviewee, Baltimore Sun article on Army's Aberdeen Army Base sexual harassment case holding that some of the sexual harassment amounted to rape, even though the subordinate did not protest. April 18, 1997.

Interviewee and quoted source for Houston Chronicle article on race discrimination in the wake of the Texaco race scandal, January 1997.

Interviewee and quoted source for Houston Chronicle article on race discrimination and job postings. November 20, 1996.

Interviewee and quoted source for Macon Telegraph article on affirmative action in the private sector. November 14, 1996.

Interviewee and quoted source for Memphis Commercial Appeal article on sexual harassment. November 8, 1996.

Interviewee and quoted source for Las Vegas Commerce article on the Texaco race tapes. November 7, 1996.

Interviewee and quoted source for Athens Daily News story on ex-UGA basketball coach Hugh Durham filing an age discrimination suit against UGA. March 20, 1996, p. 14A.

Solo guest, WQXI Radio 790, Atlanta, "Power Lunch" show hosted by Alf Nucifora, "The Glass Ceiling," January 18, 1996.

Interviewee, Atlanta Journal & Constitution article by Carlos Campos on a reverse discrimination settlement, January 5, 1996.

Subject of article on sexual harassment presentation to the University of North Florida, Jacksonville Times Union, October 24, 1995.

Interviewee and quoted source, Athens Daily News, "Women Business Owners," October 1995.

Interviewee and quoted source, Athens Daily News, "UGA staffers do slow burn over shoddy treatment," August 22, 1995.

Interviewee and quoted source, The Houston Chronicle, The Providence (Rhode Island) Journal Bulletin, article on employee jealousy in the workplace, August 1, 1995.

Interviewee and quoted source, Creative Loafing, "Affirmative Action," July, 1995.

Solo guest, WGAU Radio (CBS affiliate), Dick Mendenhall Show, "Affirmative Action," May 17, 1995.

Interviewee and quoted source, Athens Daily News, "Sexual Harassment," April 23, 1995.

Interviewee and quoted source, Houston Chronicle, Atlanta Journal and Constitution, article on employer efforts to limit terminated employee withdrawals from 401(k) plans, to thwart discrimination claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, March 27, 1995 and April 10, 1995.

Interviewee and quoted source, Augusta Chronicle article on whether there is a connection between working mothers and juvenile delinquency, March 8, 1995.

Interviewee and quoted source, Houston Chronicle article on affirmative action, February 26, 1995.
 

Guest, WUOG Radio, "Affirmative Action," February 13, 1995.
 

Featured in Athens Observer newspaper article on employment discrimination as a side bar article on my Employment Law course and employment discrimination in general, June 23, 1994, p. 9A.

Sole guest, WUOG Radio, "Sexual Harassment," May 25, 1994.

Interviewee and quoted source for Augusta Chronicle article on National Take Your Daughter to Work Day, April 19, 1994.

Interviewee and quoted source for Women in Higher EducationNewsletter article on women and minorities being hired to fail, April 14, 1994.

Interviewee and quoted source for Houston Chronicle article on workplace policies regarding parents with children, April 6, 1994.

Interviewee and quoted source for Georgia Trends magazine article on minority professors in colleges of business, March 31, 1994.

Interviewee for Red & Black article on the University's proposed hate speech policy as it relates to the lesbian and gay community. February 14, 1994.

Interviewee for Red & Black article on the proposals of the University's Blue Ribbon Commission on Race submitted to President Knapp. February 12, 1994.

Interviewee for Red & Black article on the University's newly proposed hate speech policy. February 10, 1994.

Interviewee and quoted source, Augusta Chronicle article on the Equal Pay Act, November 8, 1993.

Interviewee and information source for Georgia Trends magazine article on gender in the workplace, for the December issue, October 26, 1993.

Selected by Dean of the Terry College of Business to be videotaped as an excellent teacher for a piece to be aired on NBC Television. Piece aired in October, 1993.

Author, invited column on the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, for the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, September 26,1993.

Featured interviewee on UGA's University News Television, for story on diversity in the area of non-traditional families, May 31, 1993.

Interviewee and quoted source for article in Gainesville Tribune regarding lack of affirmative action in county government, May 16, 1993.

Panelist, WUOG Radio, "Lifting the Ban on Gays in the Military," May 10, 1993.

Quoted in UGA daily newspaper, the Red and Black, on a front-page article on feminism not being a dirty word, May 5, 1993.

Guest, WUOG Radio, "The Plight of Forgotten Urban Areas After the Rodney King Verdict," May 3, 1993.

Moderator, WUGA Radio, Debate on racial issues between Drs. Henry Louis Gates, Chair of the African American Studies Department at Harvard University, and Ronald Baxter Miller, Chair of the African American Studies Program at UGA, April 16, 1993.

Speaker, Georgia Public Television (GPTV) live broadcast as local part of a national three-hour sexual harassment program, April 14, 1993.

Invited essay on the need for multiculturalism in the UGA Faculty and Staff Columns Newsletter, April 5, 1993.

Interviewee and quoted source for UGA's, Red and Black, for an article on the Glass Ceiling, April 4, 1993.

Featured profile, Georgia Trends (East) magazine, on the need for multiculturalism, April 1993 issue.

Featured in front page article in the UGA Red and Black newspaper for being first black president of the Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, January 25, 1992. Announcement also appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education (1/27/92 edition) and the Athens newspapers.

Speaker, WUOG Radio, Denver, CO, "The Parental Leave Bill," September 12, 1992.

Featured on "People" page of the July 27, 1992 issue of Jet(a national magazine) as being the first black professor to be tenured in the Terry College of Business.

Featured on "People" page of the January 15, 1993 issue ofJetmagazine and the Chronicle of Higher Education for being first black to become president of the Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

Featured in a faculty profile article for the 1991 Terry College of Business Annual Report, April, 1992.

Solo featured guest for one hour program, WUOG Radio, "The Perception of Women in Society Today," February 17, 1992.

Interviewee for Journalism class magazine writing project entitled "Athens Women of the 90's," January 21, 1992.

Selected as focus for article for UGA yearbook (Pandora) as Terry College of Business outstanding faculty member, 1992.

Interviewee for November 18, 1991 front page article on me for the Athens Banner Herald and Athens Daily News.

Speaker, Monitor Radio (American Public Radio affliate, Boston, MA), on the issue of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas and sexual harassment, October 16, 1991.

Interviewee and quoted source, Ridder News Service, on the issue of the U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas and sexual harassment, October 16, 1991.

Speaker, KRLD Radio, (Texas State Network), on the issue of the U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas and sexual harassment, October 15, 1991.

Interviewee, Newport News Daily News, on the issue of the U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas and sexual harassment, October 10, 1991.

Videotaped talk on sexual harassment for use as part of a Psychology class project on the effect of a persuasive speaker on student opinion. Results indicated that the students who listened to my videotape were influenced by the video. October, 1991. Speaker, WUGA Radio (National Public Radio affiliate at UGA) "Centerlines" program, on the issue of Affirmative Action, September 23, 1991.

Interviewee and quoted source, Fortune Magazine article on female managers and pregnancy, September 9, 1991 issue.

Guest, WUOG Radio program honoring Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday: "The Present State of Race Relations in the U.S.," January, 1990.

Guest, WUOG Radio program discussing the U.S. Supreme Court's recent term's decisions on abortion, affirmative action, flag burning and other issues, July, 1989.

Athens Banner Herald interviewee/co-author for article on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, June, 1988.

Monthly guest host, First Coast Sunrise television program, Channel 17, WJKS, Jacksonville, January of 1986 to September of 1987.

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Dawn D. Bennett-Alexander


Dawn D. Bennett-Alexander, Esq.

University of Georgia, Terry College of Business

Research, Honors, Awards and Grants:


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2004 - Recognized by UGA graduating students as a UGA faculty member who has had a significant, positive impact on their  career decision-making process, Career Services Center, September, 2004.

2002 - Recognized by UGA graduating students as a UGA faculty member who has had a significant, positive impact on their  career decision-making process, Career Services Center, September 1, 2002.

2000 - Most Influential Faculty Member Award, voted by students, given by Eta Xi Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha, April 17.

2000 - 2001 Fulbright Scholar grant to teach law in Ghana and conduct research on race and gender in employment, March 28.

1998 - Outstanding Professor of Legal Environment, Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity, Terry College of Business, November 30.

1998 - Most Influential Faculty Member Award,  voted by students, given by Eta Xi Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha, May 18.

1998 - Pedro Zamora Horizons award in recognition of contributions to diversity issues, University Housing, April 7.

1998 - Recognition for contributions to academic excellence at UGA, Gamma Phi Beta sorority, May 12.

1997 - Delta Sigma Theta, "Distinguished Woman of Achievement Award," May 25.

1996 - Honored by UGA Black Alumni Association at its first annual meeting, for service to the organization.

1994 - Inducted into the Georgia chapter of the Golden Key National Honor Society.

1993 - Honored as a Master Teacher, at Master Teaching Symposium by the Academy of Legal Studies in Business at its national meeting in Colorado Springs, CO, August, 1993.

1993 - Awarded Terry Fellowship by University of Georgia Terry College of Business for excellence in research and teaching. Also awarded in 1991.

1992 - Awarded Selig Fellowship by UGA Terry College of Business for excellence in research and teaching

1992 - Awarded seed grant from the Consortium on Multi-Party Dispute Resolution to develop a course in Alternatives to Dispute Resolution for proposal to the Terry College of Business

1992 - Nominated and selected to the Alpha Chapter of the Beta Gamma Sigma national scholastic honor society in Business Administration for demonstrated excellence in scholarship, instruction and service to the Terry College of Business and the business community at large.

1990 - Recognized at the University of Georgia Honors Day ceremonies for Outstanding Teaching.

1985 - Awarded Faculty Development grant by the University of North Florida Division of Continuing Education in order to attend the thirteenth International meeting of the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution in Boston, MA, October 1985.

1984-85 Awarded McKnight Fellowship for research in Employment Law. Provided year off from teaching and funds for travel and supplies.

1983-84 Awarded University of North Florida seed grant to determine the feasibility of guidelines for marriage dissolution settlements.

1981 - Awarded group citation for special achievement for the Solicitor's Staff of the Federal Relations Authority.

1975 - Awarded American Jurisprudence Award for the highest grade in Insurance Law.

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University of Georgia, Terry College of Business

Academic Service

University:

Performance Appraisal Review Committee, 2005-2007; University's Academic Honesty Panel, 2005-present, University's Recreation and Leisure Studies Seven-Year Review Committee, 2006-7University's Law School Seven-Year Review Committee, 2005-6;  University's Department of Management Seven-Year Review Committee Chair, 2002-2003; University's State-of-the-Art Conference/Study in a Second Discipline Committee, 2002-2003; Women's Studies Curriculum Committee, 2002-2003; University Council Ad-Hoc Committee on Multiculturalism, 1996-97; University Sexual Harassment Policy Revision Committee, 1996-97; Faculty Advisor to the Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Student Union (LGBSU), 1992-1996; Women's Studies Program Steering Committee 1990-94; Women's Studies Steering Committee Bylaws Committee Chair, 1990-93; Academic Affairs Symposium Committee, 1991-93; Academic Affairs Symposium Group Facilitator, Recorder and Presenter, 1993; Women's Faculty Caucus, 1990-94; Women's Faculty Caucus Salary Equity Subcommittee Chair 1992-93; Dissertation Committee for Andy Kuchar (Risk Management), Melody Brown (Science Education), Sharon Jacobson (PhD granted June 1996) and Kate Inman, 1993-96; Salary Gender Bias Task Force of the Women's Caucus, 1990-91; informal thesis advisor to Jennifer Bailey, a Journalism master's student, 1991-92; review committee member for Women's Studies Interdisciplinary Studies student Dorothy Kernaghan, 1991-92; Invited by Women's Faculty Caucus to be on panel discussing the issue of sexual harassment in the wake of the Hill/Thomas U.S. Supreme Court nomination hearings, 1992; Invited by the University president to deliver first university-wide address for the newly-instituted President's Lecture Series, 1991; University Council, 1988-91; University-wide Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance Committee, 1991-92; Student Affairs Task Force on Minority Student Recruitment and Retention, 1990-91; Faculty Advisor to the University of Georgia chapter of the National Organization of Women, 1989-91; University Council Committee on Student Affairs, 1990-91; Faculty Conference Steering Committee, 1989-90; Faculty Conference, 1989-90; Director of Minority Student Services & Programs Search Committee, 1989-90; All University Programs and Activities Student Activity Fee Allocations Committee, 1989-90, 1991-92; University Council Task Force on Academic Honesty, 1989-90; Steering Committee for the Institute for African American Studies, 1989-90; Faculty Advisor to the Student Government Association, 1988-89.
 

College: Undergraduate Admissions Committee, 2005, 2004,2003, 1988-91; Faculty Concerns Committee, 2003-present, 1988-1991(as member of the committee, drafted College's Grievance Procedure which was later adopted by the College of Business faculty) ; Women's Studies Curriculum Review Committee, 2002-3; Faculty Advisor to the Minority Business Student Association, 1988-present; Honors Committee, 1993-1996;   Informal advisor to MBA program for women and minority recruitment and retention, 1992-93; Developed for submission a proposed course in Employment Law for graduate and undergraduate students, 1992-93. Course was instituted and offered for the first time in 1994; ; Ad Hoc Task Force on Salary Gender Bias, 1990-91.
 

Pre-UGA committees:

University: Employee Benefits, University Appeals; Women's Center Executive Committee; Academic Standards (deputy chair and secretary); Vice President for Student Affairs Search (Chair), Black History Month (Co-chair), Constitutional Revision (Administration Subcomm. Chair), Long Range Planning, Academic Programs, Housing Committee for Implementation, Student Code Revision, Salary Equity Hearing Panel, Women's Public Leadership Consortium, Constitutional Jurisdiction, Sexual Harassment Policy, Council on Inter-Institutional Planning's Black History Month Coordinating Committee.

College: Legal Environment Curriculum (chair), Dean's Search, Long Range Planning, Executive Lecture Forum.

Department: Department Chair Search, Department of Business Administration Research.

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Professional and Civic Service

Professional Service: Fulbright Peer Review Committee for Central/West/Southern Africa, 2002-2004 term; Co-Editor,  Academy of Legal Studies in Business Employment and Labor Law Section Quarlerly, 2000-; President, 1992-93, Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Vice-President and Program Chair, 1991-92, Secretary, 1990-91, Treasurer 1989-90; Co-founder, co-chair of the Employment and Labor Law Section of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, 1992-1994; Co-editor of the quarterly newsletter of the Employment and Labor Law Section of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, 1992-1994; Reviewer, American Business Law Journal, 1990-present; Member, D.C. Bar Association.

Civic and Other Service: Treasurer, State of Georgia National Organization for Women (NOW) 1993-1995 ; Member of the Board of Directors of the Georgia NOW Political Action Committee 1993-1995; Member of the Board of Directors of the Georgia Political Action Committee (GAPAC), a lobbying group for gay and lesbian issues 1993-95; President, Timothy Road Elementary School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) 1991-92; active member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church 1989-present.

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Other Service

Selected recent service activities include:

Panelist, UGA Housing's RA Diversity Training, August 7, 2005.

Panelist, Terry College off Business' Accepted MBA Candidates Welcome Day, April 1, 2005.

Facilitator, Program for Black Affairs Council and the African Student Association, "Where is the African in African-American?" March 23, 2005.

Facilitator, Speaker, Black Affairs Council, "Bill Cosby's Tough Love for African Americans," March 9, 2005.

Guest, Terry College of Business Minority MBA Luncheon, February 28, 2005.

Facilitator, Russell Hall Book Cafe Club, 2004-2005.

Speaker, "What about race at UGA: Should  you have gone to an HBCU?", December 2, 2004.

Facilitator, Delta Sigma Theta, "Color in the Black Community," October 25, 2004.

Panelist, C.L.A.S.S. , "Building Bridges", October 4, 2004.

Speaker, Rob Zullo's  Sports Management class, "Major Concerns in Hiring and Firing," September 27, 2004.

Speaker, C.L.A.S.S. supervisors, "Cultural Introductions," July 8, 2004.

Speaker, International Students, "Negotiating your first job," April 6, 2004.

Speaker, Employment Law television program pilot, March 2, 2004.

Speaker, Women's Studies Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Series, "The Power of One," February 13, 2004.

Speaker, Clarke Central High School, Black History Month talk, February 12, 2004.

Speaker, GLOBES, "If Not You, Who?," February 11, 2004.

Speaker, Georgia Newspaper Editors, "Employment Law Concerns," January 20, 2004.

Speaker, Greene County MLK Day breakfast, "The Audacity to be Proud," January 20, 2004.

Judge, Alpha Phi Alpha's Miss Black and Gold Pageant, October 12, 2003.

Panelist, "Has the Dream Come True?: Have We Realized Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Dream of Equality for All?, September 16, 2003.

Speaker, UGA Honor's Program Lunch and Learn Series,  April 2003 "Don't Forget to Smell the Roses."

Debated former Attorney General of Georgia on, "Affirmative Action," for the Federalist Society and the Black Law Students Association of the UGA School of Law, February 18, 2003.

Moderator, Student Government Association Coffee Hour discussion, "Gay or Straight: Should Their Be Fighting?," October 27, 2002.

Keynote speaker, Induction Ceremony for Abeneefuoo Kuo Honor Society, UGA, "African American Scholars Enriching the Community Through Leadership and Service," February 24, 2001.

Panelist, UGA Black Faculty and Staff Organization, State of Black UGA program, "Activism in the Millenium: The Black Family," April 8, 2000

Keynote speaker, Womens' Studies Student Association, "Black or Feminist: Must We Choose?,"  March 28, 2000.

Panelist, Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity, "Career Choices in Law," March 22, 2000.

Keynote speaker, Minority Business Student Association, "Life at UGA and Beyond," March 1, 2000.

Closing speaker, UGA Screening of "Horace T. Ward: Foot Soldier for Equal Jusice," February 22, 2000.

Speaker, Kappa Alpha Psi's "Meet the Black Faculty" Night, February 21, 2000.

Keynote speaker, "Sexual Harassment," UGA Banking and Finance Club, February 16, 2000.

Speaker, Abeneefoo Kuo Black Honor Society, "Shades of Gray: A Dialogue Between Black and White Women," February 16, 2000.

Speaker, UGA Affirmative Action Rally, National Coalition for Affirmative Action,  February 16, 2000.

Panelist, "Love Makes a Family: Gay and Lesbian Families," College of Education's Task Force for Multicultural Education and GLOBES, February 9, 2000.

Keynote speaker, Georgia Visitation Day, UGA Admissions, January 21, 2000.

Speaker, "Race Issues Between Black and White Women," UGA's Creswell Dorm, November 3, 1999.

Speaker, "Gays and Lesbians in the Workplace,"  UGA Science Education class, October 20, 1999

Presenter, Southeastern Banking School, "Employment Law Issues," June 1999.

College of Business Representative, UGA Admissions Minority Pre-View Day, January 9, 1999.

Speaker, UGA Soule Hall, "Black Girl/White Girl," December 6, 1998.

Presenter, "Diversity: Bottom Line Business Issue" - Athens Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), October 13, 1998.

Panelist, "Relationship Forum," Office of Minority Services & Programs, September 22, 1998.

Presenter, Southeastern Credit Union School, "Employment Law Issues," June 12, 1998.

Panelist, Annual State of Blacks at UGA seminar, "Affirmative Action: A Debate," May 16, 1998.

Speaker, Russell Hall, "Black and White Sisters: A Dialogue," May 12, 1998.

Speaker, Brumby Hall, "Relationships," April 15, 1998.

Speaker, UGA C.L.A.S.S. program, "Motivate Your Mind," March 3, 1998.

Speaker, Clarke Central High School Career Day, February 19, 1998.

Speaker, UGA Minority Business Student Association resume writing workshop, January 27, 1998.

Panelist, UGA Black Affairs Council program, "Submitting to Our Brothers," January 17, 1998.

Keynote reader, Beta Zeta chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity "Purple Haven" poetry reading program, October 23, 1997.

Keynote speaker, Zeta Pi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., annual "Mother of Civilization" program, "Black Women as the Mothers of Civilization: Moving from Words to Action," October 16, 1997.

Panelist, National Gay & Lesbian Health Conference and AIDS/HIV Forum, Atlanta, Georgia, "Gay and Lesbian Families," July 28, 1997.

Panelist, Graduate and Professional Students, UGA, "Affirmative Action: Past, Present and Future," March 6, 1997.

Panelist, UGA Chapter, National Association of Black Journalists, "Black Depictions in the Media: Have They Changed?," March 5, 1997.

Speaker, Career Motivation Day, Clarke Central High School, February 20, 1997.

Keynote speaker, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Reception for Black Scholars, February 18, 1997.

Presenter, "Employment Law Update," Southeastern Association of Colleges and Employers, Atlanta, GA, January 16, 1997.

Panelist, Delta Sigma Theta university-wide discussion on "Ebonics," Russell Hall, University of Georgia, January 16, 1997

Presenter, Race Issues in Providing Health Care to Students," Gilbert Health Services Staff, December 9, 1996.

Panelist, "Minority Gays and Lesbians: A Double/Triple Bind," Diversity Awareness Week at Georgia (DAWG Days), May 23, 1996.

Presenter, "Cultural Diversity: What it is, what it isn't and how and why to do it," Fourth Street Elementary School, April 30, 1996.

Presenter, Teaching Assistants Mentors Program, UGA, "Communication Issues of Gender and Multiculturalism," April 29, 1996.

Presenter, Russell Research Center's Women's History Month program, "New Ways to Look at the Past: A Dialogue," March 20, 1996,

Presenter, UGA Black Women's Consortium, "The Intersection of Race and Gender in Corporate America"; Panel member, "Journaling: An Act of Self-Love," March 3, 1996.

Presenter, Timothy Elementary School third graders, "Civil Rights and Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Why we Should Study Him," February 17, 1996.

Presenter, Timothy Elementary School third graders, "Black History: From Slavery to Civil Rights," February 16, 1996.

Featured speaker, "Why should you come to UGA?," Minority Visitation Day, December 2, 1995.

Featured speaker, "Women in the Workplace: Implications for Social Workers," Dr. Risher's graduate class in social work, November 30, 1995.

Panelist, "Graduate school opportunities for minorities, and how to survive the experience," Graduate and Professional Students (GAPS), November 7, 1995.

Speaker, Affirmative Action and Diversity in the Curriculum Speakout, UGA, October 26, 1995.

Speaker, National Coming Out Day Speakout, UGA, October 11, 1995.

Panelist, Diversity in the Classroom, UGA Teaching Assistants, September 14, 1995.

Presenter, "Sexual Harassment and the Civil Rights Act of 1991," Milwaukee Bar Association, Milwaukee, WI, August 10, 1995.

Judge, "Best Teaching Tips for Legal Environment," Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Milwaukee, WI, August 8, 1995.

Presenter, "Diversity in the Workplace," Division Leadership Team, Georgia Division of Rehabilitation Services, Warm Springs, GA, July 26, 27, 1995.

Presenter, "Employment Law for Gay and Lesbian Employees," UGA Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Student Union Brown Bag Lunch Series, May 23, 1995.

Debater, Political Science Club's University Professor's Debate, "Affirmative Action," May 16, 1995.

Speaker, Clarke Central High School, juniors' Ethnic Studies Class, "Feminism," May 15, 1995.

Speaker, UGA Introduction to Women's Studies class, "Women and Work," April 25, 1995.

Panelist, UGA's DAWG (Diversity Awareness Week at Georgia) Days program, "Heterosexism: Is it Real?," April 25, 1995.

Presenter, Second Annual Statewide Beyond Tolerance Workshop, "Gays and Lesbians in the Workplace," April 21, 1995.

Speaker, Athens Academy upper school, "Sexual Harassment: Why Should I Care?," April 6, 1995.

Speaker, Personal and Professional Renewal for the Student Affairs Community Conference, UGA, "Not Just Another Multicultural Program," March 21, 1995.

Speaker, "Black History: Telling the Other Side of the Story," Timothy Elementary School, February 2 & 16, 1995.

Speaker, "The Importance of Diversity in Educational Administration," UGA Executive Graduate Education Program, January 21, 1995.

Speaker, "Understanding Your Gay and Lesbian Clients," UGA Graduate Social Work Class, November 18, 1994.

Speaker, "Diversity Workshop," UGA Department of Science Education, November 10, 1994.

Speaker, "Sexual Harassment in Academia: The Hurdle You Didn't Count On," Florida Endowment Fund Annual Fellows Meeting, Tampa, FL, October 22, 1994.

Speaker, UGA, LGBSU, National Coming Out Day Speakout, October 11, 1994.

Panelist, "Multicultural Issues for Teaching Assistants," UGA, September 14, 1995.

Moderator, "Town Meeting on Gay and Lesbian Issues," Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Student Union Awareness Week program, May 26, 1994.

Speaker, "Employment Discrimination Issues for Gays and Lesbians," Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Student Union Awareness Week Brown Bag series, May 26, 1994.

Panelist, "The Invisible Life of Black Gays and Lesbians," Creswell Hall residents, May 16, 1994.

Speaker, Athens Human Rights Day celebration, "Affinity Orientation Discrimination: An Urgent Matter of Human Rights," May 14, 1994.

Speaker, "Women and Work: Issues to Consider," Introduction to Women's Studies class, April 26, 1994.

Workshop presenter, American Affirmative Action Association national meeting, "Gender Conflict," Chicago, IL, April 8, 1994.

Featured speaker, UGA Black Faculty and Staff Organization, "Sexual Harassment: Is it Worth All the Fuss?," March 16, 1994.

Featured speaker, Athens Area Chapter of the National Organization for Women, "Sexual Harassment: Why Should We Care?," March 10, 1994.

Guest speaker, UGA class on Human Sexuality, "Sexual Harassment," March 7, 1994.

Keynote speaker, UGA Minority Visitation Day, February 5, 1994.

Judge, MBA Case Competition, Terry College of Business, November 19, 1993.

Moderator, UGA Ideas & Issues debate between former Attorney General Edwin Meese and Senator George McGovern on health care reform, November 2, 1993.

Speaker, "Sexual Harassment," Mell Hall, October 20, 1993.

Speaker, Small Business Development Center Leadership Forum, "Multiculturalism and Sexual Harassment," October 15, 1993.

Presenter, Georgia Division of Rehabilitation Services, Division Leadership Team meeting, "Valuing Diversity," Atlanta, GA, October 14, 1993.

Speaker, UGA Office of Instructional Development Lunch and Learn Series, "Valuing Diversity at UGA," October 12, 1993.

Speaker, Athens Area Personnel Association, "Sexual Harassment," October 12, 1993.

Speaker, UGA Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Student Union commemoration of National Coming Out Day, October 11, 1993.

Presenter, Drug Enforcement Administration managers, "Multiculturalism and Gender," FBI Academy, Quantico, VA, September 30, 1993.

Speaker, Florida Vocational Rehabilitation Association annual meeting, "Gender," Tampa, FL, August 2, 1993.

Speaker, 16th Annual Conference of the Florida Network of Victim-Witness Services' panel on "Rape, Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment in America" (sexual harassment portion), Amelia Island, FL, June 30, 1993.

Judge, Miss Athens Clarke County Black Teenage Pageant, June 12, 1993.

Presenter, South-Western Publishing Co., "Sexual Harassment:The Subtleties," Cincinnati, OH, June 8, 1993.

Invited participant, U.S. Congressman Don Nelson, GA 10th Dist., advisory group session on President Clinton's Economic Plan, June 7, 1993.

Speaker, Antioch Baptist Church annual Men's and Women's Day Program, "Feminism is Not a Dirty Word: There is a Place for Men in the Fight for Equal Rights for Women," Greensboro, GA, May 16, 1993.

Presenter, in-service training on sexual harassment for Georgian Area Office graduate resident assistants, May 14, 1993.

Judge, annual intercollegiate debate between UGA's Phi Kappa Society and the Demosthenian Society, May 13, 1993.

Mentor and classroom observer for new black female faculty member Dr. Lily McNair. Discussed the issue of multiculturalism and valuing diversity's impact on the training and practice of clinical psychology. May 11, and 18, 1993.

Group Facilitator, Recorder, Presenter, UGA Academic Affairs Symposium, Unicoi, GA, "Is the Curriculum Ready for the Year 2000? (including regarding issues of Multiculturalism and Valuing Diversity)," May 7-8, 1993.

Judge, UGA Greek Week's Man and Woman of the Year, May 5, 1993.

Presenter, "Sexual Harassment," Georgia NOW statewide conference, Athens, GA, May 1, 1993.

Speaker, Mell Hall, "Sexual Harassment," April 28, 1993.

Panelist, Brumby Hall, "DAWG Days" multiculturalism event, "Sexual Harassment," April 14, 1993.

Speaker, UGA Staff Council meeting, "Sexual Harassment in the Workplace," April 7, 1993.

Presenter, Duval County School Board, Jacksonville, FL, "Toward Multiculturalism and Learning to Value Diversity," for school board employees, elementary and secondary principals, and selected students and teachers, March 29, 30, 1993.

Presenter, Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta, GA, "Gender in the Workplace," March 10, 1993.

Moderator, Russell Hall, "Racism," February 25, 1993.

Speaker, UGA Office of Instructional Development's Lunch and Learn Series, "Creating a Positive Multicultural Environment at the Workplace," February 23, 1993.

Speaker, UGA Doctoral Seminar in Educational Administration, "The Need for Multiculturalism," February 23, 1993.

Speaker, University of South Carolina and the Spartanburg Human Relations Commission, "Multicultural and Diversity 2000" conference, Spartanburg, SC, February 17, 1993.

Speaker, UGA Lilly Fellows meeting, "Sexual Harassment," February 1, 1993.

Faculty attendee, UGA Minority Visitation Day, January 30, 1993.

Participant, Kellogg grant pre-submission discussion, with UGA Vice President for Services, January 27, 1993.

Presenter, Jacksonville Electric Authority manager's meeting, "Employment Law Update," Jacksonville, Florida, December 18, 1992.

Presenter, Coldwell Banker's Southeastern manager's meeting, "Gender Considerations in the Workplace," December 3, 1993.

Speaker, UGA Human Sexuality class, "Sexual Harassment," December 3, 1993.

Speaker, UGA Staff Council Fairness and Equity Committee, "Sexual Harassment," December 2, 1992.

Presenter, Federal Office of Management and Budget's Executive Management Seminar, "Sexual Harassment," Oak Ridge, TN, April 2, 1993, November 16, 1992, September, 24, 1992, July 22, 1992, May 7, 1992, March 4, 1992 and January 23, 1992.

Moderator, University Union Presidential Debate between national political columnists Eleanor Clift and Fred Barnes, October 26, 1992.

Speaker and Facilitator, Mell Hall, "Open Dialogue on Racial Issues," October 13, 1992

Speaker, Church Hall, "Developing Ties Against Oppression," October 6, 1992.

Judged personal interviews for the 59 candidates for the UGA Miss Homecoming pageant, September 30, 1992.

Workshop Presenter, Terry College of Business MBA Program, "Multicultural and Gender Issues," September 25, 1992.

Presenter, South Carolina Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education Program, "Sexual Harassment," Charleston, SC August 20, 1992.

Speaker, 100 Black Men of Athens' Fourth Saturday School, "Why I Must Respect my Black Sister," August 1, 1992.

Speaker, and drafter of Revised Bylaws for AIDS Athens, June 16, 1992.

Panelist, Office of Minority Programs, "Multicultural UGA," June 4, 1992.

Speaker, Myers Hall, "Multiculturalism," June 2, 1992.

Speaker, Myers Hall, "Sexual Harassment," May 26, 1992.

Speaker, Clarke Middle School, "Civil Rights," May, 15, 1992.

Speaker, Payne Hall, "The Rodney King Verdict: A Dialogue," May 12, 1992.

Speaker, Brumby Hall, "Dr. Bennett-Alexander as a Woman of Excellence" (topic chosen by inviters), May 11, 1992.

Speaker, UGA Lesbian & Gay Student Union, "What's In a Name: The Move to Deemphasize Sexuality Regarding Affinity Orientation," May 4, 1992.

Panelist, Russell Hall, "Forum on the Rodney King Beating," May 4, 1992.

Speaker, Myers Hall, "Sexual Harassment," April 29, 1992.

Panelist, fourth annual symposium on the Status of Blacks at the University of Georgia, speaking on the issue "Has Affirmative Action Accomplished its Purposes in the Workplace?," April 11, 1992.

Invited by University Union to moderate debate between nationally known figures Sarah Weddington (lawyer who argued at the U.S. Supreme Court the Roe v. Wade case establishing the right to an abortion) and Phyllis Schlafly (president of the Eagle Forum, a conservative rights group), March 3, 1992.

Reader, AIDS Quilt Opening Ceremonies, UGA, February 18, 1992.

Speaker, Myers Hall, UGA "Issues About Blacks and Whites--An Open Forum," February 12, 1992.

Speaker, Delta Sigma Theta Scholars Club reception, "I'm A Scholar: What's Sexual Harassment Got To Do With Me?," January 22, 1992.

Speaker, Morris Hall, UGA, "Sexual Harassment: What's All the Fuss About?," January 13, 1992.

Conducted three-hour workshop on Employment Law issues involving gender, race, and sexual harassment, UGA School of Forest Resources, December 10, 1991.

Speaker, Athens East Rotary Club meeting, "Sexual Harassment,"December 4, 1991.

Speaker, Jacksonville Electric Authority monthly manager's meeting, Jacksonville, FL, three hour session on "Employment Law Update," November 22, 1991.

Speaker, Asian American Student Association, "Giving Voice to the Unspoken: A Multicultural Dialogue," November 18, 1991.

Panelist, UGA, "What the Hill/Thomas Hearings Didn't Teach Us: Sexual Harassment at UGA," November 12, 1991.

Speaker, National Association of Public Sector EEO Officers, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, "Employment Law Update," September 17, 1991.

Speaker, UGA Chapter of the Student Human Resource Management Association's Human Resources seminar, March 22, 1991.

Speaker, Minority Assistants Program, February 25, 1991.

Speaker, National Residence Housing Honor Society induction ceremonies, January 27, 1991.

Speaker, Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity meeting, January 26, 1991.

Program developer and moderator, Martin Luther King, Jr. Week Observance program, university-wide student panel discussion on "Are Black Students Wanted At UGA?," January 22, 1991.

Speaker, Brumby Hall, "Dr. Bennett-Alexander as a Woman of Excellence" (topic chosen by invitors), April 18, 1990.

Speaker, Myers Hall, "All You Ever Wanted To Know About Race But Were Afraid To Ask," February 1990.

Consultant to University of Alabama College of Business for organizing their first Minority Business Student Association. Guest speaker for the first meeting of the group, December, 1989.

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Member, National Council of Negro Women; Formerly on Board of Directors of the Athens Creative Theater (1990), Consumer Credit Counseling Service of North Florida, Inc. (Secretary of the Board and Personnel Committee Chair) 1983-84; Member, Board of Directors of Girls Clubs of Jacksonville, Inc. (Personnel Committee Chair 1984-85), 1983-86; member and Counsel, National Council of Negro Women (1983-1987).

From 1982 to 1987 while living in Florida, appeared on several television programs and delivered speeches on various topics to groups including the Progressive Women of Camden County's First Annual Founder's Day Dinner, Board of Directors of the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of North Florida, Inc.'s annual meeting, Florida Junior College Women's Center's Women's Information Exchange Luncheon series, Jacksonville Naval Air Rework Facility's Black History Month Celebration and the Jacksonville Naval Air Station's Federal Women's Programs luncheon.
 

Listed in Harvard University Business School Publishing's Profiles in Business and Management, 1995, 1996, 1997; Who's Who Among Black Americans1993, 94, 95, 96, 97; Marquis' Who's Who of American Women, 14th Edition; Who's Who and Why of Successful Florida Women, Premier Edition; Personalities of America, 4th Edition; The World Who's Who of Women,8th Edition; Foremost Women of the Twentieth Century, and Outstanding Young Women of the Year (1982).
 
 

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