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DYC's Faitar to Present at Austrian Diversity Conference

DYC's Faitar to Present at Austrian Diversity Conference

Buffalo, New York – June 18, 2014 – Dr. Gheorghita M. Faitar, assistant professor of education at D'Youville College, has been selected to present a summary of her research at the 14th International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, in Vienna, Austria July 9 – 11.

This prestigious international conference is organized by the Institute for Gender and Diversity in Organizations at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). The conference is built upon four key features: Internationalism, Interdisciplinary, Inclusiveness, and Interaction, and delegates include leaders and academic scholars from five continents, representing a broad range of disciplines and perspectives.

Her study, titled “Deconstructing Gender Bias in the American Educational System” was selected, after a rigorous peer-review process, to be one of the keynote presentations of the “Educating Teachers in Diversity” session. This study discusses the relationship between teaching strategies for male and female students and United States pre-service teachers’ understanding of multicultural and social justice approaches of instruction.

Dr. Faitar, joined D’Youville in 2006 after being part of the University at Buffalo “International Comparative Higher Education Finance and Accessibility Project.” She is a well-respected scholar in the field of multiculturalism, diversity and social justice, as well as science education and sociolinguistics. Her studies are frequently published in prestigious peer-reviewed journals, and she is often invited to present at numerous national and international scientific meetings.

Recently Dr. Faitar was awarded the D'Youville College 2013–14 Education Faculty of the Year.


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