Culture is inseparable from the individual. It exists amongst individuals, within institutions, and is interwoven in systems; therefore, it is an essential component of understanding the complexity of diversity. In this workshop, Dr. De’Andrea Matthews will engage participants in a meaningful discourse around cultural attitudes, expressions, and experiences which shape and direct our daily interactions. The Value of Cultural Diversity in a World of Differences is based on Dr. Matthews’ book chapter “Intercultural Consciousness: A Premedical Teaching Methodology” in volume 20 of Campus Diversity Triumphs: Valleys of Hope, 2018.
Diversity, Inclusion, Culture, Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Class, Socioeconomic Status
Education and Learning in a World of Difference
Director, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Dr. De'Andrea Matthews is a consummate professional with over 20 years of experience in education and 15 in diversity, equity, and inclusion. This productivity expert is the director of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at Wayne State University School of Medicine, the president of Claire Aldin Publications, and the pastor of Visions International Ministry. Dr. Matthews is a co-author with other diversity professionals on "A National Long-term Outcomes Evaluation of U. S. Premedical Postbaccalaureate Programs Designed to Promote Health Care Access and Workforce Diversity" published in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, a peer-reviewed publication by the John Hopkins University Press. Most recently, Dr. Matthews authored an academic book chapter in Campus Diversity Triumphs: Valleys of Hope, Volume 20 entitled "Intercultural Consciousness: A Premedical Teaching Methodology" published by Emerald Publishing. Three additional book chapters are pending publication in November 2018 byRowman and Littlefield in "Exploring Campus Diversity: Case Studies and Exercises". Dr. Matthews is a co-author on those three book chapters entitled "Failure to Thrive: Can Multiple Identities Cause Conflict", "Did Implicit Bias Further Disenfranchise an Underrepresented Students?", and "Retention of Underrepresented Students: When Does Perserverance Hinder One's Ability to Compete" respectively. Graced with an abundance of gifts, Dr. De'Andrea Matthews, without reservation, pours her heart into her work and into the lives of many in various capacities. Passionate and accomplished, Dr. Matthews gifts, exercised through voice and pen, have aspired many to embark upon their own road to success.