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Dr. Bryan Dewsbury

Santa Clara University hosted Dr. Bryan Dewsbury from the University of Rhode Island on Monday, October 12th and Tuesday, October 13th as he engaged the SCU Community on Inclusive teaching strategies as well as efforts within STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math). 

We are thrilled that he came (virtually) to Santa Clara University at a time when many of us are examining our own practices and seeking to do better to support all of our students. Many within the community joined us for the opportunity to explore strategies to teach inclusively and engage students to guide their success.  Please refer below for the recording of the Plenary and related materials.



STEM Workshop for Students

Dr. Dewsbury engaged with STEM students on Monday, October 12, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  The Zoom workshop has been completed.

Campus-wide Plenary

Dr. Dewsbury did a Plenary talk for the entire SCU community on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

The recording is available below and you can also access the Plenary Slides.

STEM Workshop for Faculty & Staff

Dr. Dewsbury did a focused workshop for STEM faculty and staff on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Zoom has been completed.  A handout is available below.

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Dr. Bryan Dewsbury

Dr. Bryan Dewsbury is an Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Rhode Island. He is the Principal Investigator of the Science Education And Society (SEAS) research program where as a team they blend research on the social context of teaching and learning, faculty development of inclusive practices and programming in the cultivation of equity in education. He is also a Fellow with the John N. Gardner Institute where he assists institutions of higher education cultivate best practices in inclusive education. He was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago. He immigrated in 1999 and attended Morehouse College for his Bachelors of Science in Biology after which he attended Florida International University for a Masters and PhD also in Biology. From there he transitioned to URI where his research focuses on inclusion and equity. Among his many publications is his 2019 piece “Deep Teaching in the STEM classroom” (CSSE) that recentralizes dialogue as the basis for good teaching. He has conducted faculty development and given plenary addresses on this topic to over 50 institutions of higher education, corporations and K12 institutions across North America.