Breakout Session: Enhancing Cultural Sensitivity

Presenter
Dr. Marsha S. Francis

Presentation Description
Being a culturally competent educator or practitioner goes beyond being sensitive or knowledgeable. Methods for becoming more culturally competent and aware of the previously listed issues in today’s diverse society will be presented and discussed.

Biography
Dr. Francis has been working in higher education since 2005, when she began with the McNair Scholars Program at the University of WI-Superior. She has also taught both online classes and in the classroom at Duluth Business University and Lake Superior College, both in Duluth, MN.

Growing up in a multicultural household, Dr. Francis has studied diverse populations from the time she was a young child, always incorporating diversity topics into her school projects. This inclusive childhood led her to study multiculturalism and diversity throughout college, through her doctoral degree.

Dr. Francis lectures in various classes at UW-Superior, and has presented at the St. Louis County Health and Human Services Conference in Duluth, MN, utilizing her counseling degree and experience teaching. She has earned her Bachelor’s of Science and Master’s of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Superior, and has earned her Educational Doctorate from Argosy University-Twin Cities.
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