Diversity Impacts Who and What We Teach

Diversity impacts who, what we teach

Professor of Biology Herman Eure (left) and Randolph Childress, assistant men's basketball coach

Professor of Biology Herman Eure (left) and Randolph Childress, assistant men’s basketball coach

Professor Herman Eure (Ph.D ’74) reflects on advances over last 39 years.

By HERMAN EURE (PH.D ’74) Wake Forest Magazine Guest Contributor

Our diverse faculty and student body have impacted who we teach, how we teach, where we teach, what we teach, and what we study. All one has to do is to look at the research that faculty are involved in to see the impact. For example, Mary Deshazer’s work on diseases that affect women in the 21st century, especially breast and ovarian cancer; Rian Bowie’s work with African-American Women and the Social Movement, Claudia Kairoff ’s work with 18th Century Women Writers, Ulrike Wiethaus’s work on Native American Populations, Beth Hopkins’s (’73, P ’12) work on women of the Civil Rights Era, Tony Parent’s (P ’09) work on Slavery, Judith Madera’s work on Creole and Caribbean Culture, and Dany Kim-Shapiro’s work on sickle cell anemia, a disease that affect blacks, are but a few of the areas of scholarship that have resulted from a more diverse faculty.

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