The University of Maine College of Education and Human Development will host the Symposium on Gender in Higher Education from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 in the Wells Conference Center on the UMaine campus.
The professional development conference will explore issues of gender in higher education with a focus on intersectional approaches to gender within education. Break-out sessions will be divided into research and practice tracks.
The University of Maine’s Elizabeth Allan, a professor of higher education leadership, and Dan Tillapaugh, a postdoctoral fellow in higher education, will deliver keynote speeches. Panelists will include D. Chase Catalano, director of the LGBT Resource Center at Syracuse University and doctoral candidate in the social justice education program at UMass Amherst; Susan Marine, assistant professor and program director of the Higher Education Graduate Program at Merrimack College; and Brian Reed, assistant dean for undergraduate students at Dartmouth College.
The symposium is open to UMaine students, faculty and staff, as well as off-campus professionals. For more information or to request a disability accommodation, visit UMaine’s higher education graduate programs Web page. Registration is also available online.