BELTON, Texas—The College of Humanities and Sciences at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor will host a series of “Voices in Diversity” lectures, beginning with “Therapeutically Present Pedagogy” by Dr. Jude Austin on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, at 4 p.m. in Brindley Auditorium at the York Science Center. The event is free and open to all students, faculty and staff.
Dr. Jude Austin has a Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision and is an LPC, LMFT, NCC, and CCMHC. As an assistant professor in the UMHB Professional Counseling Program, he serves as the clinical mental health counseling track coordinator. His research focuses on counselor education pedagogy, specifically finding ways to help counseling students develop therapeutic presence in session. He was a 2021 American Counseling Association conference keynote speaker and is the co-author of books published by the American Counseling Association and Springer Publishing Company. He serves on the elder board at Vista Community Church, is married to a UMHB alumna, and has two future Crusaders.
The “Voices in Diversity” speaker series spotlights the scholarship work done by faculty across campus from traditionally underrepresented groups. Each session will feature a presentation, question and answer segment, and reception to follow.
“UMHB is tremendously blessed with a diverse student body,” said Dr. Stephen Baldridge, dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences. “One of the ways we can recognize and honor that is to be intentional in providing our students, faculty and staff the opportunity to hear the incredible work being done by faculty members from diverse backgrounds.” He added, “The College of Humanities and Sciences is filled with world-class teachers and scholars who have dedicated their careers to Christ-centered education. It’s hard to imagine a more devoted group of people to mentor and shape the lives of our students.”
Below is the complete list of upcoming speakers:
- Dr. Jude Austin, Sept. 20, 2021
- Dr. Lester Sombito, Oct. 20, 2021
- Dr. Karla Gonzalez, Nov. 11, 2021
- Dr. Aida Isela Ramos, Jan. 18, 2022
- Dr. Seena Mathew, Feb. 21, 2022
- Dr. Tiffany DeLuze, Mar. 29, 2022
- Dr. Akinjide Akintunde, Apr. 27, 2022
About UMHB’s College of Humanities and Sciences
The “Voices in Diversity” speaker series is sponsored and organized by the College of Humanities and Sciences. The College of Humanities and Sciences features courses and majors in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. In addition to the 18 majors offered, the College of Humanities and Sciences gives all UMHB undergraduates an excellent foundation by providing a large piece of the general education experience.