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Day of Dialogue 2024

We are looking forward to the next Day of Dialogue which will take place on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 beginning at 9:30 am. Planning is already underway and it’s shaping up to be an amazing day!

The Day of Dialogue continues to build upon conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion taking place throughout the campus community by providing practical, participatory, and action-oriented sessions. All are encouraged to attend and own their role in making our community more inclusive. 

Meet the Keynote Speakers

Our morning keynote will be delivered by Christina Mallon ‘10, and our afternoon keynote will be delivered by Dr. Dzifa Kpodzo. 

Christina Mallon ‘10
Christina Mallon ‘10

Christina Mallon ‘10 (she/her)

Mallon is an Inclusive Designer who identifies as neurodivergent and experiences dual arm paralysis.

Dzifa Kpodzo, MD, MPH

Dr. Dzifa Kpodzo (she/her)

Kpodzo is the Division Chief of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Albany Medical Center (NY)

Day of Dialogue 2024 Planning Committee 

Members: Kim Allen-Stuck, PhD; Thomas Betterly '24; Penny Blender; Mark Brown; Laura Bucci, PhD; Katherine Cartagena-Davis, MS, '21; Susan Clampet-Lundquist, PhD; Chontel Delaney, MS; James Duffy '09; Ben Ellis; Olivia Fisher '26; Tom Fithian, MBA, '97, '07; Kevin Gfeller '20; Chris Heasley, EdD, '13; Kevin Hoban '24; Cas Hruska; Jimmy Hutchinson '18, '24; James Janco '24; Jessica Joseph, PhD; Aisha Lockridge, PhD; Erika Lohbauer; Claudia M. Paez Lotero, PhD; Will Marsh, MS, '18, '23; Melissa McClory, MEd, '01; Beth Ford McNamee, EdD, '99, '01, '22; Alec Mettin '24; Grady Powell; Becki Scola, PhD; Mollie Sheppard, EdD; Scott Sokoloski, PhD; Tim Swift, PhD; Michelle Thomas; Allison Williams, MSPAS; Hilda Wilson

Co-Chairs: Dick Wisenbaker, MBA, '22; Jill Amitrani Welsh, MSW; Jen Hasse, MLIS; and Janée N. Burkhalter, PhD 

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