About the Vice Provost for Diversity

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Carol E. Henderson

Henderson, who joined the UD faculty in 1995, is the author of a number of books and essays on the representations of race, gender, and sexuality in print and visual culture.

At UD, she has served on the Diversity and Equity Commission, the African Heritage Caucus, the Commission for the Status of Women, the College of Arts and Sciences' Recruitment and Retention Advisory Committee, which she chaired, the Ronald McNair Advisory Board, and the Arts and Humanities Summer Institute Advisory Committee.

Her honors include the Excellence in Teaching Award, an Excellence in Teaching award from the College of Arts and Sciences, and recognition for her commitment to diversity by Residence Life and the Diversity and Equity Commission, as well as acknowledgment of her mentorship of students by the Student Athletic Association and the Center for Black Culture. She also has been recognized by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Morgan State University, the Middle Atlantic Writers Association and several community service organizations.

Henderson is the author of Scarring the Black Body: Race and Representation in African American Literature, and editor of Imagining the Black Female Body: Reconciling Image in Print and Visual Culture, America and the Black Body: Identity Politics in Print and Visual Culture, and James Baldwin’s Go Tell It on the Mountain: Historical and Critical Essays.

A graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, she earned her master's degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills, and her doctoral degree from the University of California, Riverside.

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First Year Common Reader with Author David Finkel

Speaking to an audience of more than 650 Students in Mitchell Hall -- including a group watching via simulcast -- David Finkel discussed his book "Thank You For Your Service" on Tuesday, September 23" Read more about Author David Finkel on UDaily.

Annual Louis L. Redding Lecture

Author and Educator Geoffrey Canada, president and former CEO of the Harlem Children's Zone, will deliver the annual Louis L Redding Lecture speaking from the topic "The Crisis Facing Youth: What Adults & Communities Can Do to Save Our Children. Read more about Geoffrey Canada on UDaily.

Melissa Harris-Perry to speak

Melissa Harris-Perry, professor, author and host of a popular show on MSNBC, will be the featured speaker in the Black History Month Extravaganza 2015 to be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, at the University of Delaware.. Read more about Melissa Harris-Perry on UDaily.

African American experience

William Jelani Cobb of the University of Connecticut will present a Black History Month lecture at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Multipurpose Rooms of the Trabant University Center.. Read more about Jelani Cobb.