Loyola University Chicago

Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy

Anti-Racist STEM Series

Academic Year 2021-2022 Program Schedule


Organized by Kristin Krueger (Department of Anthroplogy), Thomas Sanger (Department of Biology), and Michael Burns (Department of Biology). Sponsored by the Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy, NSF-ADVANCE Program, and the Provost's Office

This series is a call to action for Loyola University Chicago to continue working to create an equitable and inclusive learning environment in STEM (Science, Math, Engineering and Math), related fields. Across the 2021-2022 academic year, educators will come together to hear from faculty panelists and learn with experts in inclusive and anti-racist pedagogies. Specifically, the series will address gender and racial equity.

Spring 2022 Events

Lunchtime Virtual Workshops:


How to Integrate Diverse Students into STEM (virtual) with Dr. Mica Estrada

January 26, 2022

12pm-1pm CST

via Zoom

Event Description: Dr. Estrada is an expert on social influence, including how to implement and assess interventions that are meant to increase underrepresented minorities in STEM fields. Dr. Estrada will lead our faculty through the psychology of educational interventions, and how they lead to greater integration into the LUC community and beyond. She will present her research, and workshop how faculty can implement her NIH-, NSF-, and HHMI-funded work into their classrooms.

How to Make Class More Inclusive (virtual) with Dr. Tracie Addy

Thursday, February 17, 2022

12pm-1pm CST

via Zoom

Event Description: Dr. Addy (who recently published the book What Inclusive Instructors Dowill work with our STEM faculty to help them better understand and appreciate inclusive approaches in their classroom teaching and culture, and will then direct them to changes they can make (both large and small) for those who are unsure how to implement anti-racism strategies in their specific courses. She will use specific examples from her book. 


A Conversation with Dr. Marcella Alsan

Tuesday, March 29, 2022


In-person at the Damen Student Center Multipurpose Room and via Zoom

Event Description: The event is a conversation with economist, physician, 2021 MacArthur Fellow, and Loyola alum Dr. Marcella Alsan, who will be discussing women in STEM fields, social justice, and racial health disparities.

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How to Use STEM to Promote Social Justice (virtual or in-personwith Dr. Ebony McGee

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

12pm-1pm CST

via Zoom

Event Description:  Dr. McGee, a native Chicagoan and educated at Northwestern University, is intimately familiar with the demographics and issues of our city and neighborhood, and has offered to come in person to Loyola to help our faculty workshop their syllabi and course materials. Dr. McGee specializes in how racialized biases affect underrepresented minority students’ undergraduate and graduate education and career trajectories.