Dr. Finney has held faculty positions at Wellesley, UC Berkeley, and the University of Kentucky and is currently a Scholar-in-Residence at Middlebury College. She is the author of multiple publications including “Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors.” We are thrilled to begin the Symposium with Dr. Finney’s address and look forward to the discussion and thought-sharing to follow.
Dr. Katrina Caldwell, Chief Diversity Officer at the Johns Hopkins University, will serve as moderator for the keynote and follow up Q&A. Dr. Caldwell has more than 26 years of progressive leadership experience in higher education, with a focus on strategic planning and implementation. Dr. Caldwell holds a Ph.D and master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from Spelman College. Prior to accepting the role of CDO at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Caldwell served as University of Mississippi’s first vice chancellor for diversity and community engagement beginning for three years, beginning in 2017.