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    • Kijua Sanders-McMurtry, Ph.D. Address: P.O. Box 657, Decatur, Georgia 30031, Phone: 678.794.0853, E-mail: ksandersmcmurtry@agnesscott.edu EDUCATION Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Educational Policy Studies/Higher Education, 2007 Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, Master of Arts (M.A.) in Sociology/Family and the Life Course, 2004 Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, Graduate Certificate in Women‟s Studies, 2005 Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Sociology/Family and Community Service, 1997 Pasadena City College, Pasadena, California, Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Social Sciences, Attended 1990-1992, Conferred 2002 PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE AGNES SCOTT COLLEGE, DIVISION OF STUDENT LIFE, DECATUR, GEORGIA Agnes Scott College is a diverse independent and residential liberal arts college for women with an enrollment of 900 students. Associate Dean of Students and Special Assistant to the President on Diversity, July 2008-Present Promoted to this position where I have been actively involved in recruiting and retaining students through a variety of key leadership roles on campus. In this role, I have been responsible for supervising the directors of the departments of Intercultural Affairs, Residence Life, Student Activities and Community Engagement, and Student Leadership and Development. My responsibilities have also included serving as the Chief Diversity Officer of the institution and working closely with the President and Vice- President to ensure that Agnes Scott College demonstrates its commitment to diversity and inclusion. I also serve as the Associate Dean of Students in the division of Student Life. Report directly to the president on issues related to diversity and inclusion that are consistent with Engaging the Wider World, the strategic plan of 2014. Report directly to the vice-president of student life and dean of students on areas related to student life. Chair the Assessment team for the division of Student Life. Worked with directors in the departments that I supervise to create strategic plans and visions for their areas that are directly in line with the mission and strategic plan of the college and the division. Provide on-call emergency support to students as part of the Residence Life staff. Serve on the Transgender Task Force, Financial Aid appeals committee, Student Concerns committee, and the Vice- President of Enrollment search committee. Sit on the Executive Council of the College to advise the senior leadership team in the areas of diversity and inclusion. Developed a comprehensive data collection plan and created the “Assessing Diversity at Agnes Scott College” project. Currently, developing a Diversity Action Plan to implement college wide based upon the final report from the Assessing Diversity project. Collaborate intentionally and purposefully with the departments of Health Services, Personal Counseling and Public Safety through the advancement of several initiatives aimed at improving student wellness with the implementation of the emergency on-call protocol. Advise recruitment efforts for identifying and hiring diverse and underrepresented faculty at the institution. Co-Created the Safe Zone curriculum and serve as chair of the committee that implements ongoing training and workshops to raise awareness and sensitivity to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Questioning (LGBTQIQ) members of the Agnes Scott community. Manage the Alston Campus Student Center which includes various departments and facilities (e.g. computer labs and recreation areas). Partnered with the division of Academic Affairs on a team to coordinate efforts to recruit and retain underrepresented students in the natural and physical sciences through the inaugural Generating Excellence in Math and Science (GEMS) summer bridge program. Oversee the management of various budgets within departments including the Elizabeth Gilliland Chandler Memorial Fund and the Alston Campus Center Fund. Serve as an alternate member of the Institutional Review Board (IRB). Advised peer-led Judicial Board for the Residence Halls from August 2008-August 2009. Co-chaired the planning committee for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation from 2007-2009. Co-chaired the President‟s Committee on Community Diversity with an emphasis on building a vision for the committee from 2007-2009. Focused on inviting diverse speakers to the Agnes Scott College community including Ms. Ingrid Saunders Jones, Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Dr. Daryl Smith, Ms. Pearl Cleage, Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Dr. Jelani Cobb, and Dr. Layli Phillips.
    • Kijua Sanders-McMurtry Director of Multicultural Affairs, August 2006-July 2008 In this role, I was responsible for leading efforts to increase intercultural engagement on campus through a variety of initiatives and programs. My position was focused on building intercultural programs that demonstrated a sustained commitment to diversity as the department moved from having a part-time director during my first year to having a full-time director in my second year in the role. Developed and implemented a logic model and expansion plan for diversity initiatives on campus which included innovative programming and instrumental diversity training. Co-Chaired the President‟s Committee for Community Diversity and advised the president on issues related to diversity and multiculturalism on campus. Served as a consultant and mediator for diversity and multicultural issues to all campus constituencies. Coordinated community service trips and led students to New Orleans, Louisiana to rebuild homes for survivors of Hurricane Katrina for two years. Directed and supervised the office of multicultural affairs and a team of twelve student assistants. Developed and implemented “Think, Live, Engage: An Intercultural Dialogue Series at Agnes Scott.” Implemented new activities and programs on campus (e.g., Chinese/Lunar New Year, Scholar Thursday Series during Black History Month, and Transgender Day of Remembrance). Advised the Chairs of Student Multicultural Organizations (COSMO) which is a group of representatives from organizations that comprise underrepresented students including Jewish Student Association, Muslim Student Association, the LGBTQIA Collective, Masala SACE (South Asian Cultural Exchange), Affinity (LBTQIQ Students of Color), Latinas Unidas, Woodruff Scholars (non-traditional students) etc. Collaborated with student organizations and various college departments to plan and promote activities and multicultural programs to honor a multitude of culturally significant celebrations (e.g. Diversifest—a week-long celebration of diversity on campus, Diwali, HOLI, Fast-A-Thon during Ramadan, Dia De Los Muertos, the Unity Banquet, etc.). Assisted with the development of the strategic plan of the college both as a consultant on aspects of the plan and as a resource for developing a diversity inventory. Participated as a co-facilitator for the For Your Information (FYI) orientation program that assists first-year students with acclimating to the Agnes Scott College environment. OPINION RESEARCH CORPORATION (ORC) MACRO INTERNATIONAL, APPLIED RESEARCH DIVISION, ATLANTA, GEORGIA ORC Macro was a private public health research firm focused on conducting assessment and evaluation projects, both within the United States and around the world. During my tenure, I was actively engaged in qualitative and quantitative research through a variety of data collection efforts. I served primary roles on large-scale research project. I traveled to various cities for fieldwork. I also coordinated logistics and facilitated focus groups and interviews with diverse groups of individuals for research projects conducted on behalf of the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC). Senior Research Associate May 2006-August 2006, Research Associate, July 2002-May 2006 Served as a data manager and developed a qualitative data management plan for the evaluation of the National Child Trauma Stress Initiative (NCTSI) through Children‟s Mental Health Services (CMHS). Participated in the Global Aids Project (GAP) by conducting intensive data coding and abstraction for the project. Worked on a team to develop the Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Communications Database for the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) and participated in data abstraction of 200-300 hundred articles. Conducted data collection on behalf of CDC for projects related to breast cancer and cervical cancer in older African American women. Developed logic models and evaluation materials for the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) with CDC with specific emphasis on programs targeting Asian-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American and African-American populations. Wrote protocol documents for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Institutional Review Board (IRB) packages for the CDC. Wrote funding proposals in response to Requests for Task Proposals (RFTPs) and Request for Proposals (RFPs) from federal agencies. Developed focus group, in-depth interview, and survey instruments in addition to facilitating focus groups. Created data coding manuals for future training of researchers and assessment of survey data and quantitative analysis of the data through the use of SPSS. Created codebooks for analysis of qualitative data and coded and analyzed qualitative data using Atlas ti 5.0. 2
    • Kijua Sanders-McMurtry GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY, THE HONORS PROGRAM, ATLANTA, GEORGIA A diverse public research university with an enrollment of over 30,000 students in the metropolitan area. Initially, I served as a temporary replacement for the Honors Program Advisor who was away on maternity leave for twelve weeks. After my first semester, I was asked to remain on in the department to advise and support students through the teaching of new student orientation courses specifically designed for Honors Program students. Interim Program Advisor and Graduate Teaching Assistant, August 2002-December 2004 Advised honor students on the development of thesis proposals and academic coursework to be submitted for approval from the Honors council comprised of faculty from diverse academic departments. Counseled students on options for graduate school, applications for fellowships and scholarships. Assisted with supervision of office staff student assistants. Facilitated implementation of additional Honors program courses. Coordinated community service opportunities for Honors students. Worked with faculty and staff to develop additional coursework for Honors program. Taught GSU 1010 Honors: New Student Orientation Courses. Interviewed applicants to the Honors program and selected students into the program. GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENTS OF EDUCATIONAL POLICY STUDIES, SOCIOLOGY, STUDENT LIFE & LEADERSHIP AND NEW STUDENT PROGRAMS, ATLANTA, GEORGIA A diverse public research university with an enrollment of over 30,000 students in the metropolitan area. I was hired to conduct research on a multitude of research projects as a graduate assistant working with various faculty members. In this role, I was actively involved in conducting and supporting research through the gathering of archival research materials and proofreading drafts of research articles. Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Educational Policy Studies, August 2001-December 2007 Conducted research under the direction of Dr. Marybeth Gasman on Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the history of African American Philanthropy. Traveled to South Africa and attended lectures at the University of Pretoria, the University of Wittswatersrand, and Pretoria College related to the transition of universities in post-apartheid South Africa. Conducted research under the direction of Dr. Darlene Opfer on urban schools. Conducted research under the direction of Dr. Philo Hutcheson on the President‟s Commission on Higher Education (Truman Commission in the 1950s). Worked for a semester as an assistant at the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. Graduate Research Assistant, The Office of Student Life and Leadership and The Office of New Student Programs, 2001-2002 Provided support and advisement of Leadership Conclave (annual student leadership conference) which included selecting guest speakers, leading sessions on student leadership development and the re-establishment of Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society. Assisted with the selection of the INCEPT (New Student Orientation) team and participated in review of applications and interviews. Advised various student organizations through the Offices of Student Life and Leadership and New Student Programs. Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Sociology, August 1998-May 1999 Conducted research on never married Korean women under the direction of Dr. Jung Ha Kim. Assisted with the proctoring and grading of quizzes and exams for Sociology courses taught by Dr. Kim. GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES, ATLANTA, GEORGIA A diverse public research university with an enrollment of over 30,000 students in the metropolitan area. My initial work in this department began when I was hired to assist with customer service issues and act as a liaison between students and financial aid counselors. I departed to complete my graduate studies and I was invited to return to the department in a key leadership role as the manager of the Verification department and Senior Financial Aid Counselor. My work in this area was vitally important to the department as I reviewed all federal tax forms that were submitted for students that were selected for verification by the federal government. Verification Manager/Scholarship Coordinator and Senior Financial Aid Counselor, May 1999-July 2001 3
    • Kijua Sanders-McMurtry Advised students on the process of obtaining scholarships through the development of personal essays and completion of applications. Conducted financial aid workshops and assisted with new student orientation and recruitment. Coordinated awards and scholarships banquet, reviewed applications and selected scholarship recipients. Hired, trained and supervised 8-10 full-time support staff, work-study students and student assistants for the verification department. Audited tax returns of parents and students, awarded financial aid packages for students. Counseled parents and students on federal financial aid processes. Customer Service Specialist, April 1994-August 1998 Answered all incoming calls and worked front desk as a first-responder to all parents and students regarding federal financial aid applications. Consulted with senior financial aid department heads to assess and work with students on their federal and state financial aid packages. Assisted financial aid counselors as a liaison for parents and students. PASADENA CITY COLLEGE, EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMS AND SERVICES (EOP & S) & SOCIAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT PASADENA, CALIFORNIA A two-year public community college with an enrollment of over 20,000 students in the metropolitan area. Served as the office assistant for the EOP&S department and worked closely with a Sociology professor as his teaching assistant for coursework and on-campus activities. Office/Teaching Assistant, August 1990-August 1992 Provided students with information regarding obtaining book scholarships through the EOP & S program. Assisted with intake and retention of minority students as a liaison between students and counselors. Proctored and graded exams for Social Sciences Department. TEACHING EXPERIENCE GEORGIA PERIMETER COLLEGE, DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, DUNWOODY CAMPUS, GEORGIA A two-year college with five campuses and 24,000 students enrolled. Adjunct Faculty/Part-time instructor, Sociology, Spring 2007-Summer 2007 Instructor for Sociology 1103: Introduction to Sociology Instructed students on basic principles of sociology including sociological perspectives (Postmodernism, Conflict, Functionalist, and Interactionist). Provided students with in-depth notes and utilized the one-minute paper concept to assess and evaluate the effectiveness of teaching methods used in the classroom. ATLANTA TECHNICAL COLLEGE, GENERAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, ATLANTA, GEORGIA A metropolitan two-year technical college with 3,500 students enrolled. Adjunct Faculty/Part-time Instructor, Sociology, Fall 2003-Summer 2005 Instructor for Sociology 191: Introduction to Sociology Instructed students on basic principles of sociology including sociological perspectives, social class, social roles, socialization, deviance, social groups, and culture. Provided students with exciting interactive presentations that involved supplemental readings and film analyses. GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY, THE HONORS PROGRAM, ATLANTA, GEORGIA A diverse public research university with an enrollment of over 30,000 students in the metropolitan area. Graduate Teaching Assistant/Adjunct Faculty, Fall 2002-Spring 2005 Developed and taught Honors Colloquium 360: Diversity, Leadership and Service in Society, Spring 2005. Instructed students from multi-disciplinary perspectives addressing differences in ethnicity, gender, and leadership. GSU 1010 Honors: New Student Orientation, Fall 2002, Fall 2003, Fall 2004, Fall 2006. Instructed students on essential information about the academic demands of the University, its rules, procedures, and resources, and introduced students to academic, social, and personal “survival skills” that contribute to academic success. 4
    • Kijua Sanders-McMurtry GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY, ALONZO A. CRIM CENTER FOR URBAN EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE ATLANTA, GEORGIA A diverse public research university with an enrollment of over 30,000 students in the metropolitan area. Graduate Teaching Assistant, Good Neighbor Program, March 2005—August 2005 Continuing Education Module—Instructed students from the Atlanta Housing Authority‟s Housing Choice (formerly known as Section 8) program on opportunities for continuing education. CONSULTANT AND INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Grant Reviewer for Hispanic Serving Institutions Proposals, July 2010 Served on a review panel to award 20 million dollars to grantees developing programs and support services for Hispanic/Latina students at Hispanic Serving Institutions NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY Consultant, Safe Zone Workshop entitled ‘Creating Safe Spaces at NWMSU: What Can You Do to Make the Difference? October 2009 Invited presentation to faculty, staff and students on building an ally program for LGBTQIQ diversity initiatives on campus. Featured speaker for the M.O.R.E. Program, a peer mentoring program focused on retaining at-risk students that are first- generation college students and from underrepresented ethnic groups. MOREHOUSE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE Research assistant for Dr. Marybeth Gasman (University of Pennsylvania), January 2009-September 2009 Conducted archival research for book project on the history of Morehouse School of Medicine. AUBURN UNIVERSITY Safe Zone Train the Trainer, April 2008 Invited presentation to faculty, staff and students on building an ally program for diversity initiatives and specifically the inclusion of LGBTQIQ identified people at Auburn University. Co-facilitated with Nia Woods Haydel one-day workshop to create a Safe Zone program at Auburn University. INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION INSTITUTE, PORTLAND, OREGON Intern for the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication (SIIC), July 2007 Worked on an international intercultural team to provide administrative and faculty support for institute attendees. Assisted faculty members as workshop logistics coordinator and liaison for the Institute. Worked under the direction of Drs. Daryl Smith (Claremont Graduate University), Bill Cross (City University of New York), and Terrell Jones (Pennsylvania State University). FINANCIAL AID SERVICES, INC., ATLANTA, GEORGIA Independent Contractor/Financial Aid Specialist, Seasonal Employment May 2000-April 2005 Worked as a subcontractor for Bryant College, George Washington University, Tulane University, and Villanova University. Advised parents and students on federal financial aid policies. Acted as a liaison between institutions and students to assist with questions regarding budgeting for college, federal policies and process of applying for federal financial aid with specific emphasis on reviewing financial aid award packages. SOUTHERN CENTER FOR POLICY STUDIES, CLARK-ATLANTA UNIVERSITY, ATLANTA, GEORGIA Research Assistant, June 2002-July 2002 Conducted qualitative research for a project funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation for the Atlanta Housing Authority. Administered surveys, conducted phone interviews, and served as a moderator and notetaker for focus groups. Also assisted with the recording of data, abstraction into the database, and transcription of notes. 5
    • Kijua Sanders-McMurtry GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY, ATLANTA, GEORGIA Research Interviewer and Intern, Department of Sociology, Drug Use Forecasting Program & Diversity Research Group, September 1996-May 1999 Interviewed inmates at local Fulton County jails about their history with drug use and gun abuse. Recorded data and collected bio-markers to insure reliability and consistency within the research study. Observed and collected ethnographic field notes on postal workers in various post offices surrounding Fulton County. Interviewed postal workers on issues of diversity and cultural awareness and sensitivity for the Diversity Research Group under the direction of Ms. Selma Poage and Drs. Michael Hodge, Paula Dressell and Toshi Kii. SELECTED PUBLICATIONS BOOKS Gasman, M. and K. Sanders-McMurtry, A History of African American Education, Book contract with Routledge Press. PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES Hutcheson, P., Gasman, M., and K. Sanders-McMurtry. “Race and Agency in the Academy: Rethinking Higher Education Actors and Access in the Post-World War II Period” forthcoming in the Journal of Higher Education. BOOK CHAPTERS Sanders-McMurtry, K., Maley, L. McClendon, N., Strickland, S., Watkins, T., Wells, J. “They weren‟t ready for me: Black Student Experiences at a Predominately White Private Liberal Arts College for Women,” accepted chapter in Black Female College Students: Challenges and Successes (New York: Emerald Press, 2011). Sanders-McMurtry, K. and N. Woods Haydel, “Linked Together in Service”: Education and Philanthropy among the Black Elite, 1946-1960,” chapter in Anne Knupfer and Christine Woyshner, Eds. The Educational Work of Women’s Organizations, 1890-1960 (Palgrave-MacMillan Publishing, Inc., December 2007). Sanders-McMurtry, K. and N. Woods Haydel, "The Links, Inc: Education, advocacy and service in the Black Community,” chapter in Marybeth Gasman and Katherine Sedgewick, Eds. Uplifting a People: Essays on African American Philanthropy and Education. (Peter Lang Publishing, April 2005). ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES “Association for the Study of African American Life and History” entry in the Encyclopedia of African American Education, Kofi Lomotey (Ed.) Sage Publications, October 2009. “Asa Hilliard IV” entry in the Encyclopedia of African American Education, Kofi Lomotey (Ed.) Sage Publications, October 2009. “Johnetta Besch Cole” entry in the Encyclopedia of African American Education, Kofi Lomotey (Ed.) Sage Publications, October 2009. “National Urban League” entry in the Encyclopedia of African American Education, Kofi Lomotey (Ed.) Sage Publications, October 2009. “Winnie Mandela” entry in the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, Alan Hedblad (Ed.), Macmillan Publishing, December 2007. “Richard Leakey” entry in the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, Alan Hedblad (Ed.), Macmillan Publishing, December 2007. “Jomo Kenyatta” entry in the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, Alan Hedblad (Ed.), Macmillan Publishing, December 2007. “National Association of Colored Women” entry in the Encyclopedia of American Race Riots. Walter Rucker and James Nathaniel Upton (Eds.) Westport: Greenwood Press, December 2006. “National Urban League” entry in the Encyclopedia of American Race Riots. Walter Rucker and James Nathaniel Upton (Eds.) Westport: Greenwood Press, December 2006. “Atlanta Civic League” entry in the Encyclopedia of American Race Riots. Walter Rucker and James Nathaniel Upton (Eds.) 6
    • Kijua Sanders-McMurtry Westport: Greenwood Press, December 2006. “Latasha Harlins” entry in the Encyclopedia of American Race Riots. Walter Rucker and James Nathaniel Upton (Eds.) Westport: Greenwood Press, December 2006. Sanders-McMurtry, K. “Al Sharpton” entry in the Encyclopedia of American Race Riots. Walter Rucker and James Nathaniel Upton (Eds.) Westport: Greenwood Press, December 2006. “Thirty Years of Lynching in the United States” with Nia Woods Haydel, entry in the Encyclopedia of American Race Riots. Walter Rucker and James Nathaniel Upton (Eds.) Westport: Greenwood Press, December 2006. “Jersey City, New Jersey Riots of 1964” entry in the Encyclopedia of American Race Riots. Walter Rucker and James Nathaniel Upton (Eds.) Westport: Greenwood Press, December 2006. “Reconstruction in Georgia” entry in the Encyclopedia of Reconstruction, Richard Zuczek (Ed.) Westport: Greenwood Press, October 2006. “Charles Jones Jenkins” entry in the Encyclopedia of Reconstruction. Richard Zuczek (Ed.) Westport: Greenwood Press, October 2006. SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS “Many Rivers to Cross: Challenging Homophobia in Communities of Color.” Presentation with Nia Woods Haydel at the 2nd Annual Diversity and Multicultural Conference, Clayton State University, Morrow, Georgia—October 2010. “Assessing Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives on College Campuses.” Presentation with Stacy Koshko at the Student Life Assessment Conference at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia—October 2010. “They weren‟t ready for me and I wasn‟t ready for them”: Gay McDougall and the Integration of a Private Liberal Arts College for Women. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Southern History of Education Society, Morrow, Georgia— March 2010. „“Black girls don‟t get raped, Black girls entice their rapists:” African American Storytellers and the Silence of Intraracial Rape.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Women‟s Studies Association, Atlanta, Georgia—November 2009. „“They Weren‟t Ready for Me:” Black Women‟s Experiences at a Small Southern Predominately White Women‟s College.” Panel presented with Latonya Maley, Natasha McClendon, Shantara Strickland, Toni Watkins and Jillian Wells at the annual meeting of the National Women‟s Studies Association, Atlanta, Georgia—November 2009. “Uncovering Invisible Black Women of the Academy: The Untold Story of Helen Gray Edmonds.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the History of Education Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—October 2009. “The Making of an African American Medical School: A History of Morehouse School of Medicine.” Paper presented with Marybeth Gasman at the annual meeting of the History of Education Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—October 2009. “Segregated Sisterhood: Breaking Down Differences within the Sorority.” Invited facilitator with Nia Woods Haydel at the Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia—May 2009. “Dialogues across Differences: Engaging 21st Century Issues of Social Justice through Meaningful Conversations.” Poster presented with Nia Woods Haydel at the 2nd Annual Cultural Competency Conference, Atlanta, Georgia—March 2008. “Engaging in Difficult Conversations about Culture.” Presentation at the annual meeting of the Georgia College Personnel Association, Athens, Georgia—February 2009. “Philanthropy and Women of Color.” Invited panelist at the Moving Women‟s Philanthropy Forward: Influences, Intent, Impact at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University 20 th Annual Symposium, Indianapolis, Indiana—November 2008. "I‟m Not a Ceremonial Symbol, I‟m an Activist: Examining the Legacy of Coretta Scott King.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Birmingham, Alabama—October 2008. “More than her load:” An Educational Biography of Dr. Helen Gray Edmonds.” Roundtable presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York—March 2008. “Creative Conversations: Difficult Dialogues among Student Affairs Professionals.” Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Georgia College Personnel Association, Jekyll Island, Georgia—February 2008. “Challenging Jim Crow: Philadelphia Black Women‟s Strategic Alliances in Education and Philanthropy.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the History of Education Society, Cleveland, Ohio—October 2007. “Intercultural Dialogues: Utilizing Best Practices to Successfully Bridge the Cultural Divide.” Panel presentation with Nia Woods Haydel for the “Communicating is the Key to Bridge Building Executive Leadership Session at the Spelman College Fourth Annual Leadership Conference: Women of Color, Building Bridges: Issues, Practices and Solutions, Atlanta, Georgia—May 2007. “Cultivating Students to be Culturally Competent Individuals.” Paper presented with Nia Woods Haydel at the Georgia College Personnel Association, Columbus, Georgia—March 2007. 7
    • Kijua Sanders-McMurtry “Art as Counterstory: Representations of Race and Class in the Aftermath of Katrina. Paper presented with Sibby Anderson-Thompkins, Nia Woods Haydel, and Darryl B. Holloman at the annual meeting of the Pedagogy of the Theatre and the Oppressed, Chapel Hill, North Carolina—May 2006. “Hard to Find and Hard to Reach: Innovative and Successful Strategies for Recruitment in Community-Based Participatory Research Studies Addressing Health Disparities.” Poster presented with Danielle Beauchesne and Michelle Revels at the biennial meeting of the Cancer, Culture and Literacy Conference, Clearwater Beach, Florida—May 2006. “Sister to Sister: Using Local African American Women to Recruit Hard-to-Reach African American Women for Focus Groups on Breast Cancer Screening.” Poster presented with Danielle Beauchesne, Ashani Johnson-Turbes, and Ingrid Hall at the biennial meeting of the Cancer, Culture and Literacy Conference, Clearwater Beach, Florida—May 2006. “Linked Together In Service: Education and Philanthropy Among the Black Elite, 1946-1960.” Paper presented with Nia Woods Haydel on the panel Women‟s Organizations in the History of Education: Intra and Interracial Alliances, Challenges and Taboos” at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, California—April 2006. “Linking Friendship and Service: A History of Education and Philanthropy among the African-American Elite.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Yale Bouchet Conference on Diversity in Graduate Education, New Haven, Connecticut—April 2006. “Working-Class and Middle-Class Blues: Philosophical Debates about Merit-Based vs. Need-Based Financial Aid Programs.” Paper presented with Nia Woods Haydel—at the annual meeting of the Southeast Philosophy of Education Society, Decatur, Georgia—February 2006. “Education, Health and Well-Being: Understanding the Intergenerational Effects of Education and Health among a Cohort of College Students.” Poster presented with Gayle Payne—at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—November 2005 “Understanding Agency and Resistance in the Face of Oppression.” Panel presented with Linda Eisenmann, Marybeth Gasman and Philo Hutcheson at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—November 2005. “A Community Silence: A Qualitative Content Analysis of Rape Myths in the African-American Community.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Women‟s Studies Association, June, Orlando, Florida—June 2005 “Understanding Breast Cancer Screening Behavior and Viable Media Outlets to Reach Low Income Black Women Aged 40-64 Years.”Poster presented with Ashani Johnson-Turbes and Ingrid Hall at the Exploring Models to Eliminate Cancer Disparities among African American and Latino Populations: Research and Community Solutions, April, Atlanta, Georgia, April 2005. “Power, Passion and Pain: Using Arts-Based Methods to teach Introductory Sociology to Technical College Students.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Qualitative Interest Group, Athens, Georgia—January 2005. “Developing, Educating and Mentoring Black Men: Evaluating a Community Based Effort to Increase African American Male College Enrollment.” Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Kansas City, Missouri, November 2004. “Each One, Teach One: Evaluating efforts by the Links, Incorporated to increase educational access for disadvantaged Black children.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 2004. “Silence is Golden: Analyzing Perceptions of Rape in the African American Community.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 2004. “The Links, Incorporated: A Model for Black Philanthropy.” Poster presented at the Patterson Research Conference, Washington, D.C., September 2004. “Educating Across the Miles: An Analysis of the Links, Incorporated Organizational Efforts to Increase Educational Opportunities for Disadvantaged Black Children in Post-Apartheid South Africa”— Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Black Studies, Atlanta, Georgia—March 2004. “Working for the Public Good: Is This the Responsibility of Higher Education” with Nia Woods Haydel— Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Association of Educational Studies, Athens, Georgia—February 2004. “Utilizing Historical Research Methods to Explore Black Female Liberation Educators: Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Mary McLeod Bethune, and Osceola McCarty.” Roundtable presented with Nia Woods Haydel at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Portland, Oregon, November 2003. “Links to the Future: Examining the Philanthropic Efforts of the Links Incorporated to Educate Disadvantaged Black Youth.” Poster presented with Nia Woods Haydel at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Portland, Oregon, November 2003. “Understanding Education as a Social Determinant of Health.” Poster presented with Gayle Holmes Payne at the annual meeting of American Public Health Association, San Francisco, California—November 2003. “Lifting As They Climb: An Analysis of Education, Advocacy and Service Among the Black Middle Class through the Links Incorporated.” Paper presented with Nia Woods Haydel at the annual meeting of the Association of Black Sociologists, Atlanta, Georgia, August 2003. “Investing in the Human Soul: The Philanthropic Life of Mary McLeod Bethune.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern History of Education Society, Atlanta, Georgia, March 2003. 8
    • Kijua Sanders-McMurtry “A Blueprint for the Future: Pedagogical Practices in the Classroom.”Poster presented at the annual meeting of the First- Year Experience, Atlanta, Georgia, January 2003. “An Analysis of the Silence of Rape in the Black Community.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Council on Family Relations, February 1999. SELECTED ACTIVITIES, AWARDS, GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS YALE UNIVERSITY Awarded Best Oral Presentation in the Humanities at the Yale Bouchet Conference, 2006. SOUTHERN REGIONAL EDUCATION Board (SREB) Awarded one-year dissertation fellowship as part of the SREB Doctoral Scholars Program, 2005-2006. DUKE UNIVERSITY Awarded Mary Lily Research Grant for archival research on Dr. Helen Gray Edmonds at the Sallie Bingham Center for Women‟s History and Culture, 2005-2006 Awarded Mary Lily Research Grant for archival research on The Links, Incorporated at the John Hope Franklin Center for African American history, 2005-2006. NATIONAL WOMEN’S STUDIES ASSOCIATION (NWSA) Selected for the Women of Color Leadership Forum in November of 2009. Awarded travel grant for the annual meeting of NWSA in June 2005. GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY Awarded the Outstanding Dissertation Award for the department of Educational Policy Studies in the College of Education, 2007-2008. Who‟s Who among Students at American Colleges and Universities, Doctoral Candidate, 2006. Nominated for Outstanding Doctoral Student Award in the Department of Educational Policy Studies, Spring 2005. Inducted into Phi Lambda Theta, international honor society, Fall 2004. Who‟s Who Among Students at American Colleges and Universities, Doctoral student, 2002. Leszek Wegrsyn Academic Excellence Scholarship Award, Fall 2000- Fall 2002. Inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, national leadership honor society, Fall 2001. PASADENA CITY COLLEGE Isaac W. Holder Student Leadership Award, June 1992 Pasadena Flea Market Community Service Award, June 1992 The Association of Black Employees Scholars Award, June 1992 Isaac McClelland Student Scholarship, The Pasadena-Altadena Links, Incorporated, May 1992 ADDITIONAL DIVERSITY AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING NATIONAL WOMEN’S STUDIES ASSOCIATION (NWSA) Participated in the Women of Color Leadership Project in Atlanta, Georgia, November 2009. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF BLACKS IN HIGHER EDUCATION, LEADERSHIP AND MENTORING INSTITUTE (LMI) Awarded scholarship and completed a week-long leadership training institute hosted at Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama, July 2009. INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS INSTITUTE (ICI) Served as an intercultural intern for a three-week intensive program at the Summer Institute of Intercultural Communication (SIIC) at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, July 2007 Worked directly with leading scholars in the field of diversity research including Drs. Daryl Smith (Claremont Graduate University), Bill Cross (City University of New York) and Terrell Jones (Pennsylvania State University). 9
    • Kijua Sanders-McMurtry PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AGNES SCOTT COLLEGE Co-chair the President‟s Committee on Community Diversity, 2007-2009, 2010-Present Co-chair the Safe Zone Program for LGBTQIQ individuals on campus, 2007-Present Chair the Assessment Committee within the Division of Student Life, 2009-Present Established and served on the Transgender Task Force, 2007-Present Serve on the Re-Enrollment Committee, 2008-Present Serve on the Financial Aid Appeals Committee, 2010 Serve on the Student Concerns Committee, 2009-Present Served on Senior Seminar Paper for Emily Frantz, Spring 2009 Served as advisor to Affinity (Queer students of color), Masala-SACE (South Asian Cultural Exchange), Witkaze (Black Student Alliance), 2007-2009 GEORGIA COLLEGE PERSONNEL ASSOCIATION (GCPA) Served as Conference Planning Chair for GCPA‟s 41st annual meeting with the theme of “Achieving Excellence, Transforming Lives.” Chair of Multicultural Competencies, 2007-2009. GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY Advised Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honor Society. Served as peer advisor to Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Society. Advised Delta Zeta for the Children‟s Marathon Network Dance Marathon. ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF HIGHER EDUCATION Proposal Reviewer, 2003-2005 AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION Proposal Reviewer, 2005-2006 PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS American Educational Research Association Association of African American Life & History Association of Black Women Historians Georgia College Personnel Association (Officer) National Council of Black Studies American College Personnel Association National Women‟s Studies Association 10
    • Kijua Sanders-McMurtry REFERENCES Elizabeth Kiss, Ph.D. Donna Lee President Vice-President and Dean of Students Agnes Scott College Agnes Scott College 141 E. College Avenue 141 E. College Avenue Decatur, GA 30030 Decatur, GA 30030 404-471-6280 404-471-6449 ekiss@agnesscott.edu dlee@agnesscott.edu Marybeth Gasman, Ph.D. Philo Hutcheson, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Higher Education Division Associate Professor, Educational Policy Studies Graduate School of Education Georgia State University University of Pennsylvania 450 Pryor Street 3700 Walnut Street Atlanta, GA 30303 Philadelphia, PA 19104 404-651-2582 215-573-3990 phutches@gsu.edu mgasman@gse.upenn.edu 11