KAMI J. ANDERSON, PHD
Dr. Kami J. Anderson is an Associate Professor in the department of Digital Writing and Media Arts. Dr. Anderson received her PhD in Intercultural Communication from Howard University in Washington, DC in 2007. Dr. Anderson’s primary research focuses on the construction of identity with bilingualism and the current state of social identity. She has recently published a chapter, “Multiplying the Others from the Margins: Experiences of a Black, Female, Junior Faculty Member in a Non-STEM Discipline at a STEM Institution” in the edited volume, Still Searching for Our Mother’s Garden (Niles and Gordon, 2011). She is currently completing the book, Look Mamí! El fish es over ya!: Choosing to be a bilingual family for Lexington Press with a scheduled release date of Fall 2015.
TOI SING WOO- NEW DIRECTIONS CONSULTING, LLP
Toi is currently is an independent consultant focusing on racial justice issues. Toi has been a social and racial justice activist since in her early teens. Toi believes social changes cannot be achieved without working towards racial justice. Currently, Toi is working to abolish the death penalty, judicial and criminal reform and providing mentorship to organizations in the process of going through their anti-racism organizational change. Toi has created training curriculum, anti-racism strategic & implementation plans, change teams, hiring practices, and special events. Toi is a graduate of University of Illinois.
JANIS VELASQUEZ FARMER
I am a first-generation American citizen and first-generation college graduate, navigating personal and higher education systems utilizing love, compassion, and survival training from two powerful influences, my Filipino immigrant parents. I teach my eight-year-old son daily lessons of social justice, cheering silently when he uses terms like “racist”, yet challenging him to articulate usable definitions. My husband is a law enforcement officer and although our professional worlds often collide, they also flex, balance, and grow with each critical and courageous conversation, allowing us to evolve and excel in our work and in our home.
As a social justice learner and advocate, my work promotes leadership and equity among students, staff, and faculty in higher education. I work to increase voice and recognition of populations marginalized within a dominant hegemonic system. I have a strong record of successful student advising experience, educational program planning, and curriculum development to advance equity and inclusion in educational systems. I facilitate co-creative student development, staff/team development, and community projects, workshops, and presentations to promote ethical, servant, adaptive, and inclusive leadership in social justice.
JORDAN STAMBAUGH – Marketing Director
Jordan Stambaugh is a jack of all trades, master of some website designer, brand designer and SEO specialist. After graduating from Western Washington University with a degree in Design in 2013, Jordan went on a bit of a quixotic journey: designing for an artificial intelligence startup, doing digital agency work, helping out a nonprofit and traveling the world with his camera. He decided to go full time freelance and hasn’t looked back, helping hundreds of clients reach their business and marketing goals.