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NCORE Webinar Series

Behind the Masks: Uncovering Assumptions, Biases and Stereotypes

Wednesday, July 29, 2020  |  LIVESTREAMING 3:00 - 4:30 PM Central Standard Time

Closed captioning provided

Thank you for your interest in this session. Registration for the livestream has reached capacity. There is not a waiting list but a recording will be made available to view on-demand. NCORE thanks Baker College for sponsoring this important webinar.

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Session Description:

Masks are supposed to keep us safe, but that safety does not look the same for everyone. When you intermingle facial coverings, physical distancing, race, gender, and class, some of our students and faculty become at risk. How do we position our campuses in a way that these disparities are not magnified and our faculty and students feel safe? Our panelists will discuss privilege, colorism, and concerns some of our students and faculty of color may face this fall.




LaTashia R. Reedus, PhD is an adjunct professor of Sociology in the Department of Social Sciences at Columbus State Community College.  Dr. Reedus earned her Bachelor’s in Sociology and African-American Studies from the University of Cincinnati.  She also holds a Master’s and Doctorate in Sociology, both from The Ohio State University. Prior to her teaching position, Dr. Reedus worked at the collegiate level in Multicultural Student Affairs. Her research interests include race and ethnicity, gender, criminology/crime/deviance, and intersectionalities.

presenter LaTashia R. Reedus

Jonathan E. Page, MA is the Director of Multicultural Affairs at Longwood University. Mr. Page earned his Bachelor’s degree from James Madison University and has a Master’s degree from Longwood University. Prior to his Student Affairs position, Mr. Page worked in a variety of educational settings as a faculty member in both K-12 and higher education for over 20 years. His research interests include multicultural competencies, identity development, intersectionality, multicultural organizational development, race and ethnicity, and inclusive leadership.

presenter Jonathan E. Paige


Kristina Marshall, JD is the Department Chair of the Human Services program for the Baker College system and the Program Director of Social Sciences, which includes the Criminal Justice program on the Flint and Owosso campuses. In addition to her administrative duties, she regularly assists with curriculum revision; chairs the Unity Committee on the Owosso campus; serves on the system Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council and Fast Start Book Scholarship committee; is a faculty liaison to the Running Start program; and facilitates professional development workshops related to diversity and best-practice teaching approaches. Marshall has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Speech Communication from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. Marshall began teaching paralegal students while working in the court system. Before teaching full time, Marshall investigated discrimination complaints for companies where she helped facilitate successful resolutions. 

moderator Kristina Marshall