Tia Brown McNair
Tia Brown McNair is Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Student Success and Executive Director for the TRHT Campus Centers, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) .
Dirk Van Damme
Dirk Van Damme is Senior Counsellor in the Directorate for Education and Skills at the OECD in Paris, after having served as Head of the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation, and as Head of the OECD work on skills. The current title for his key note is: "Why are we losing the fight against the waste of talent and how to do better?"
Orhan Agirdag is a tenure track Professor of education and society at KU Leuven and the University of Amsterdam. As a scholar he looks at thresholds for education and has special interest in teacher education and multilingualism.
Panel 'drivers for change' (Monday)
I'm honoured to be moderating this international panel on the main theme of the EAN 2019 conference 'drivers for change'.
Mary Tupan-Wenno is the managing director of ECHO, an expertise centre on diversity and inclusion with specific focus on higher education and the management of cultural diversity within organisations (The Hague, The Netherlands).
Dr. Franklin Tuitt is the Senior Advisor to the Chancellor, Provost on Inclusive Excellence, and a Professor of Higher Education at the Morgridge College of Education. Dr. Tuitt’s research explores topics related to access and equity in higher education; teaching and learning in racially diverse college classrooms; and diversity and organizational transformation.
Tia Brown McNair
Tia Brown McNair
Tia Brown McNair is Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Student Success and Executive Director for the TRHT Campus Centers, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).
Panel internationalisation (Tuesday)
A panel on internationalisation broadens the scope of access. The panelists will inspire participants with strategies, policies and case studies to improve internationalisation for under-represented groups. We are very proud to have these 5 European experts at EAN 2019.
Simone Burkhart is Head of the division “Scholarship Policies and Financial Support” within the Scholarship Department - DAAD Germany. She has been working more intensively on the topic of equal opportunities with a special focus on the scholarship programs.
Katja Urbatsch is founder and CEO of ArbeiterKind, a German organization advocating the rights of pioneer students. As a board member of EAN, Katja has a long experience in higher education in Europe with a focus on influencing and making policy as well as on case studies and inspiring examples.
As a Policy Researcher for Universities UK International’s Outward Mobility team, Katherine Allinson has a focus on widening participation in mobility. She led a European Commission funded project which produced a transferable toolkit of practical advice and case studies to help institutions to develop effective strategies to increase the number of students from under-represented groups participating in outward mobility programmes.
Wim Gabriels is Project Officer at the Erasmus Student Network International, with a focus on Inclusion and Social Impact of International Student Mobility. He gained experience in European Project Management and Student Support as International Relations Officer at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium.
Dominique Montagnese is a consultant expert on Inclusive Learning Mobility (SIHO (Belgium) and Confia International (France)). He has been involved in several projects and initiatives connecting Erasmus+ mobilities, Social Inclusion and Inclusive Mobility at large. A great example is the MappED! Project and the Inclusive Mobility Alliance project.