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    Talk on Sexual Assault Prevention Set for Nov. 28

    Keith Edwards, Ph.D., a nationally recognized speaker and educator on sexual violence prevention, men’s identity and social justice education, will discuss preventing sexual assault, consent and being an active bystander, on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 6 p.m. in the PNC Auditorium of the Loyola Science Center. The presentation is free of charge and open to the public.
    November 21, 2018

    The University of Scranton will host a talk by Keith Edwards, Ph.D., a nationally recognized speaker and educator on sexual violence prevention, men’s identity and social justice education, on Wednesday, Nov. 28. The presentation, which will focus on preventing sexual assault, consent and being an active bystander, will begin at 6 p.m. in the PNC Auditorium of the Loyola Science Center on campus. The presentation, titled “Stepping In and Stepping Up: Becoming Men and Women for Others,” is free of charge and open to the public.

    Dr. Edwards has spoken and consulted at more than 150 colleges and universities, presented more than 150 programs at national conferences, and has written more than 15 articles or book chapters on sexual violence prevention, men’s identity, social justice education, curricular approaches and leadership. His research, writing and speaking have received national awards and recognition.

     Dr. Edwards recently co-chaired the American College Personnel Association’s (ACPA) Presidential Task Force on Sexual Violence Prevention in Higher Education and co-edited the group’s publication, “Beyond Compliance: Addressing Sexual Violence in Higher Education.”

    His scholarship interests include diversity and social justice education and college men’s issues from a feminist and social justice perspective. A national leader in social justice education, Dr. Edwards founded and served as chair for ACPA’s Commission for Social Justice Educators, and has chaired and regularly served as a faculty member for ACPA’s Residential Curriculum Institute. In addition, he consults with campuses implementing an intentional student learning focused approach in student affairs. He was recognized by ACPA as a Diamond Honoree for his outstanding and sustained contributions to higher education and to student affairs in 2013.

    Dr. Edwards received his bachelor’s degree from Hamline University (St. Paul, Minnesota), his master’s degree from Colorado State University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. His dissertation, “Putting my man face on: A grounded theory of college men’s gender identity development,” was recognized as Dissertation of the Year by ACPA College Student Educators International in 2008.

    The presentation is sponsored by a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education “It’s On US PA” and is hosted by the University’s Office of Equity and Diversity and Cross Cultural Centers. For additional information, call 570-941-6645 or email Jennifer Pennington at jennifer.pennington@scranton.edu.

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