Technology as a Tool for Diversity Leadership: Implementation and Future Implications

Technology as a Tool for Diversity Leadership: Implementation and Future Implications

Joél Lewis (University of South Alabama, USA), André M. Green (University of South Alabama, USA) and Daniel W. Surry (University of South Alabama, USA)
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Release Date: December, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 330|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2668-3
ISBN13: 9781466626683|ISBN10: 1466626682|EISBN13: 9781466626997
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Although diversity and leadership are not new concepts, the changing of populations, advances in technology, and development of theoretical perspectives have led to the emergence of diversity leadership as an important field of study. As technology continues to bring people together, it aids in the organizational approach of embracing uniqueness and finding innovative ways to reach higher levels of performance.

Technology as a Tool for Diversity Leadership: Implementation and Future Implications focuses on the technological connections between diversity leadership and the focus on inclusivity, evolvement, and communication to meet the needs of multicultural environments. This book highlights societal implications in real-world problems and performance improvement in organizations.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Diverse Programs and Training
  • Diversity Leadership
  • Economic Growth
  • Future Implications of Diversity Leadership
  • Mentorship
  • Promoting Diversity Leadership
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technology Use in Diversity Leadership

Reviews and Testimonials

While diversity leadership and technology may not seem obviously complementary, diversity leadership has emerged as a serious field of study — and with it the use of technology as an asset to help reach enhanced levels of organizational and overall performance. The contributors of this reference examine and highlight the field of study and useful technological enhancements. Topics include: using technology to communicate with diverse groups, the role of emerging technologies in developing and sustaining diverse suppliers in competitive markets, the impact of culture bump and technology on creating effective diversity leadership, and more. Editors are Lewis, Green, and Surry (U. of South Alabama).

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Joél Lewis received a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management, Master of Science and Instructional Design and Development from the University of South Alabama. Joél is currently an Associate Professor at the University of South Alabama, College of Education in Instructional Design and Development. She is a Co-Director of the Center for Design and Performance Improvement, Co-Chair of the College of Education Diversity Committee and is sponsor of the IDD Graduate Student Association. She has received awards such as the Lisa Mitchell Bukstein Foundation Scholarship for Developing Faculty in Education , Pillans Middle School Leadership and Service Award, Mortar Board: National College Senior Honor Society – Top Professor Award, Leadership Alabama Initiative Participant, and Mobile Bay Monthly’s Forty under Forty Inaugural Class. Her research interests include diversity, leadership development, and technology integration.
Dr. Andre Green, an Associate Professor of Science Education in the College of Education at the University of South Alabama, earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemistry from Alabama State University (1995) and Hampton University (1998) respectively and an Ed.S (2001) and Ph.D. (2006) in Science Education from Virginia Tech. Dr. Green also holds an appointment in the Department of Chemistry at USA. He is an experienced Principal Investigator with who has received approximately $5M in grants management from the National Science Foundation (#09344829 and #1135621), Alabama State Department of Education, and various foundations and other governmental agencies since his arrival at the university in 2006. His research interests focus on minority access to the STEM disciplines, the training of STEM teachers, STEM teacher leadership, mentoring, and the induction of educators into the profession. He has extensive experience in working with minority students from urban environments and has developed educational programs of community outreach to improve the academic achievement of economically challenged students.
Daniel W. Surry is a Professor in the College of Education at the University of South Alabama. He teaches courses in instructional design, performance improvement, and training systems. He has also taught at the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Alabama and served as Instructional Technologist at California State University, Fresno. He holds a Doctor of Education in Instructional Technology from the University of Georgia, a Master’s of Science in Instructional Design from the University of South Alabama, and Bachelor’s of Arts in Mass Communication from the University of Alabama. His research interests focus on the impact of innovation within organizations, especially in higher education.