Tchet Dereic Dorman is the President of Pyramid Consulting Services, a non-profit company providing diversity education, training, evaluation, and assessment services to educational institutions, private companies and community-based organizations. He recently served as the Director of the Center for Social Justice and Multicultural Education in the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership at Temple University. He is the founder of Temple's Transformational Intergroup Dialogue program and managed the Graduate Certificate in Diversity Leadership. Additionally, he has also taught the following relevant courses: Emotions, Diversity, and Democratic Leadership; African American History; African Literature; Introduction to African American StudiesGender Studies; Class, Gender and Race in the Global Village; Social ConflictIntroduction to Sociology;  Cultural Anthropology and Multiculturalism and the American Identity.  The National Association for Multicultural Education named him the Educator of the Year in 2007. Tchet received a Master’s degree in African American Studies from Temple University where he is a doctoral candidate.


Dr. Pamela Barnett is the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Trinity Washington University. She is the former Associate Vice Provost and Director of Temple University’s Teaching and Learning Center. Prior to her work in instructional development, she was Associate Professor of English & African American Studies at the University of South Carolina. Her book Dangerous Desire: Literature of Sexual Freedom and Sexual Violence Since the Sixties (Routledge, 2004) examines literature written in response to the liberation movements of the 1960’s. Previously, Pamela worked as the associate director of the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning at Princeton University. Prior to assuming this position, she was a tenured associate professor of English and African American Studies at the University of South Carolina. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Barnard College and a doctoral degree in English from Emory University. 

Dr. Keith Reeves is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and Director of the Center for Social and Policy Studies at Swarthmore College. Dr. Reeves has eighteen years of experience teaching and conducting multi-methodological research and providing technical assistance to a wide variety of political, community, and educational institutions working to revitalize disadvantaged communities. For instance, his academic research has included several major projects that are central to a broad array of government and private-sector initiatives, including the Multi-City Survey of Urban Inequality – a four city study of the influences of racial attitudes, employer attitudes, housing experiences, and labor market dynamics on urban inequality; and he is presently the Lead Evaluator of three HOPE VI Revitalization Projects funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Swarthmore and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Sonja Siler is currently an Assistant Professor in Political Science at Cuyahoga Community College.  Dr. Siler has also taught at Temple University, John Carroll University, and she travels internationally as an adjunct professor for Eastern University.  Most recently she traveled to Thailand to conduct a hybrid graduate course in Applied Research and Evaluation to program managers leading international development projects.  Dr. Siler is responsible for the establishment of a new Political Science department at Ursuline College, having designed the major and minor and having developed the curriculum.  As an administrator she has written and administered million-dollar multi-year federal grants. Her dissertation, “Who Deliberates Better?  A Comparative Analysis of Media Content During the 2000 U.S. Presidential Election” has appeared on supplemental reading lists for graduate political science courses.  Dr. Siler holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia, an M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Ph.D. from Temple University.

Dr. Kimberly Chestnut is the Director of the Wellness Resource Center at Temple University. As the Director of the Wellness Resource Center, Kimberly works with departmental staff, colleagues, and students to guide the prevention and health education efforts throughout the University. Kimberly earned her doctorate in Human Sexuality in 2009 from Widener University, where she also completed a Master’s degree in Education. Prior to studying in education she earned a Master’s degree in Psychology from George Washington University in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. In summer 2011, she completed the Graduate Certificate in Diversity Leadership offered through Temple’s College of Education and IDEAL.

Hillary Blecker has a decade of experience designing and facilitating participatory trainings on workplace and community issues from developing advocacy skills to creating safer workplaces. She has worked with unions, day labor worker centers, and health clinics. Three years ago, Hillary co-founded the Philadelphia Trainers’ Collaborative, which brings educators, organizers, and trainers together to share techniques and improve their ability to use education for transformation. Hillary earned a bachelor’s degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University and a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Washington. She formerly worked as the Training Coordinator at the Philadelphia Area Project on Occupational Safety and Health (PhilaPOSH).

Dr. Tiffenia D. Archie presently serves as the Interim Associate Vice President/Directo
r of Faculty Recruitment and Retention in the Office of Institutional Diversity at Temple University (Philadelphia, PA) where her goal is to help the institution increase the number of women and minorities in the faculty.  Dr. Archie has worked in higher education for over 20 years, previously serving as the Assistant Academic Dean at Albright College. She also teaches courses in sociology, including Introduction to Sociology; American Ethnicity; Race and Racism; Race, Class, and Gender; and Statistics. Dr. Archie is magna cum laude graduate of Albright College where she was a dual concentrator in Psychology and Sociology and earned her doctorate in Sociology at Temple University.  Her dissertation a dissertation entitled Women of Cover:  The Veil and the African-American Experience and employed a survey and face-to-face interviews.   She completed facilitator training with the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI), attended the Management Development Program (MDP) at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, and most recently earned a Certificate in Diversity Leadership at Temple.

Dr. Carl S. Moore has been speaking, facilitating and training in the higher education arena for over ten years. His passion for leadership, teaching & learning and social justice can be traced back to when he was an undergraduate at Kutztown University of PA. As a student leader Carl was a peer mentor, community assistant, orientation leader, Black Student Union President, and diversity educator. His enthusiasms for education lead him to The Ohio State University where he received Master's in Higher Education Student Affairs. Currently he works at the University of the District of Columbia as an Associate Professor He formerly worked Temple University as the Assistant Director of the Teaching and Learning Center, the Associate Director of the Fox School of Business Undergraduate Advising Center, and the Assistant Director of the Center for Social Justice and Multicultural Education. 

Alie Huxta has been engaged in the political and cultural education of young people for the past 10 years in Philadelphia. After graduating from Temple University with a degree in Political Science, she worked in youth leadership development programs at Freire Charter School's PEACE Project, the University Community Collaborative of Philadelphia, and Camp Sojourner Girls Leadership Camp.  Alie has co-facilitated several intergroup dialogues on race, class, and diversity throughout the Philadelphia region, including at the 15th Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Association of the National Association for Multicultural Education, Elizabethtown College, Holy Family University, Arcadia University and Temple University. She now currently works for the Center for Humanistic change in Lehigh and Northampton County School Districts, facilitating violence, drug, and bullying prevention programs and one-on-one mentoring with middle and high school students. She is presently enrolled in a Master’s program in Social Work at Bryn Mawr College.

Dr. Mary Stricker is an Associate Professor of Sociology (Teaching) and undergraduate advisor in the Sociology department at Temple University where she also received her Ph.D. in 2001. Her Ph.D. dissertation,A New Racial Ideology For The New Christian Right, analyzed racial reconciliation efforts in conservative Christian communities. The courses she teaches include History and Significance of Race in AmericaRacial and Ethnic Stratification, andThe Social Construction of Race and Ethnicity. She received the ATTIC Distinguished Teaching Award in 2007. Mary has been co-facilitating and participating in Intergroup Dialogues since 2010. She believes these dialogues are a critical component in the struggle for racial justice.

Dr. Carol Moeller is a veteran intellectual-activist, focusing on how all the social justice issues intersect with each other. She holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy as well as Ph.D. certificates in Women’s Studies and in Cultural Studies.  She is an associate professor of Philosophy at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA.

Judith Natale Sabino is Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Diversity/Cultural Liaison.  In this role, she facilitates the network’s cross-cultural health care initiatives and co-chairs the network’s Cultural Awareness Leadership Council.  Judy is a co-author on 7 peer-reviewed publications and 15 conference presentations about LVHN’s cultural awareness journey.   She is passionate about equitable health care and cross cultural communication.  Recently certified as a diversity practitioner, Judy holds a master’s degree in public health (with a health services administration focus) and a bachelor’s degree in English/Communications.

Gardy Guiteau is the Director of Social Justice, Inclusion and Conflict Resolution Initiatives at Rowan University. He is an educator/administrator with 8 years of experience in student affairs, academic success, student retention, and social justice/multicultural education. He possesses excellent management, supervisory, interpersonal, and program development/coordination skills. He is trained in social diversity, social equity awareness, and intergroup dialogue facilitation. 

James Felton is the inaugural Chief Diversity Officer for Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, MD. Prior to this executive-level leadership role, he served as the inaugural Director for Intercultural Affairs at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC. James is a noted leader, educator, mentor, and scholar-practitioner in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. Throughout his 18+ year career, he has presented over 50 workshops and presentations on leadership and diversity, he has worked on a number of strategic and campus diversity plans, coordinated national scholarship and mentor programs for underrepresented students, and partnered with numerous corporate and federal agencies as well as NGOs to promote programs and initiatives on diversity and social justice.