42nd Annual Faculty College 2022:
Teaching  & Learning with a Social Justice Lens

MAY 31-JUNE 3, 2022


Plenary Speaker

Dr. Lisa Brock

“You can be diverse without being inclusive. You can have inclusivity without equity. You can have equity without justice. Social Justice requires a deep inquiry into the systems that create oppression, and its aim is to eradicate them. In order to do that we must develop transparent life-affirming imaginaries, institutions, and communities.”

Dr. Lisa Brock


Lisa Brock (aka Doc Brock) is a retired professor and activist who has spent her life in social justice movements and over thirty years in higher education. She fought for girls’ rights in her middle school, sat-in for the first African-American studies course in her high school, organized against police abuse in college and became a leader in the anti-apartheid movement in graduate school. She holds a B.A. from Howard University and a master’s and doctorate in History from Northwestern University. She was a Fulbright-Hayes researcher in Europe and Africa and spent ten years as founding Academic Director of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College.

As an academic leader, she has led consequential and transformative changes on every campus that she has worked, especially in the area of curricular diversity, equity, belonging, and inclusion. She has engaged in this work at universities, liberal arts colleges as well as arts institutions. Brock has exceptional skills in social justice management and is currently working with conscious business and community leaders who wish to make a social justice impact.

While a specialist in Transnational Black Studies, Brock has a wide range of knowledge in all areas of oppression and resistance. She develops workshops and trainings with widely diverse groups that are prepared to take a probing look at racism, anti-racism, other forms of oppression, and social justice. These workshops intentionally center the voices and experiences of those most impacted by injustice but are created with the idea that all people, no matter their identities, ages, genders or sexualities can become anti-racist social justice agents of change. Doc Brock inspires regular people to make what the late Congressman John Lewis called “good trouble” for justice.

Dr. Brock’s role at Faculty College is to lead participants in an unpacking of unconscious privilege and bias, overt and covert racism, and power relations in teaching and learning. By using a social justice lens, we will examine oppression, intersectionality, and ways to teach that first, do no harm while inspiring all students, staff, and faculty to embrace liberation thinking and work in solidarity with each other. University teams are encouraged to bring big and small challenges they face in centering issues of racism and other oppressions in their work. We will talk, share, and think about courageous ways to enhance our ability to lean into a more just teaching and learning practice.





Faculy College Program

FC Schedule 2022 docx


  • " Why are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria" And Other Converstations About Race (2017) (originally published in 1997) – Beverly Daniel Tatum
  •  Abolition. Feminism. Now. Chicago: Haymarket Books. (2022) – Angela Y. Davis, Gina Dent, Erica R. Meiners. Beth E. Richie.
  •   The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study . (2013). Open access.  Suggested : Chapter 2 – The University and the Undercommons; Chapter 7 - Interview (some people suggest reading the Interview first) –Stefano Harney and Fred Moten.

University Teams

Angie Stombaugh- Lead

Cindy Albert

Bryan Brown

Damir Kovacevic

Chris McGinley

Sarita Jayanty Mizin

Jim Seliya

Kaia Simon

Katrina Rothrock

Christine Vriesema

Nichole LaGrow- Lead

Clifton Ganyard

Mary Gichobi

Michelle McQuade Dewhirst

Dinesh Yadav

Kristin Koepke- Lead

Ashley Edwards

Whitney George

Edward Kim

Bryan Kopp

Val Krage

Kristina LaPlant

Taylor Miller

Nese Nasif

Yevgeniya Turov

Sarah MacDonald- Lead

Ke'Andra Hagans

Kimberly Hernandez

Kristine Lize

Kim Omachinski

Sarah Riforgiate (Interim CATL Director)

Connie Schroeder

Xianwei Van Harpen

Nicole Welk-Joerger

Rona Wolfe

Samantha Larson- Lead

Karl Boehler

Jessica Brandt

Durmus Camlibel

Paisley Harris

Beth Johnson

Matthew Ringenberg

Kyle Steele

Houa Xiong

Amber Handy- Lead

Fabrice Conte-Wiliamson

Maria Franshaw

Erin Hillard

Qinghua Luo

Rebeccah MacKinnon

Terry McGovern

Cathy Mossman

Shannon Prince

Natalia Taft

Regina Nelson- Lead

Sameer Ahmed

Kara Candito

Dong Isbister

Lucie Kadjo

Gana Natarajan

Raymond Pugh

Shan Sappleton

Douglas Selent

Irfan Ul-Haq

Cyndi Kernahan- Lead

Geoffrey Force

Rebecca Haley

Chris Hergenrader

Tamara Kincaid

Erik Kline

Ann Lawton

Dan Paulus

Rhonda Petree

Mitra Sadeghpour

Valerie Barske- Lead

Laura Anderson Mcintyre

Brett Barker

James Berry

Jessica Bowers

David Dettman

Lauren Gantz

Jodi Olmsted

Saemyi Park

Krista Slemmons

Erin Speetzen (Interim CITL Director)

Sylvia Tiala- Lead

Jodie Bray

Keith Gilland

Abhi Ghosh

Oai Ha

Sharon Hansen

Anne Hoel

Kenny Mullins

Anne Oberding

Abhishek Verma

Kimberly Zagorski

Mary Lee-Nichols- Lead

Stacey Amo

Cherie Dakota

Emilee Howland

Donna Kirk

David Potter

Nicholle Schuelke

Jennifer Vogler

Amanda Zbacnik

Heather Pelzel- Lead

Ken Brosky

Jenna Cushing-Leubner

Lucinda Heimer

Nadine Kriska

Pilar Melero

Alexis Piper

Narendra Regmi

Sue Wildermuth

Courtney Wilt