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Press Release (September 23, 2015)

Virginia International University’s School of Education welcomes all to join us for the October event in our Voices from the Field Speaker Series: a presentation entitled "Fostering Civility in Higher Education".

  • Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015
  • Time: 3:30-4:30pm
  • Location: Village Drive Conference Room, 4401 Village Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

Our guest speaker, Dr. Jaime Lester, is an Associate Professor of Higher Education at George Mason University.  Dr. Lester maintains an active research agenda that examines gender equity in higher education; retention and transfer of community college students; non-positional leadership; and organizational change. She has published articles in the Community College Journal of Research and Practice, Community College Review, Journal of Higher Education, Liberal Education, National Women’s Studies Association JournalReview of Higher Education, and NEA: Thought & Action.  She serves on the editorial board of Community College Review. Dr. Lester has four books on gendered perspectives in community colleges, family-friendly policies in higher education, ways to restructure higher education to promote collaboration, and grassroots leadership and change in higher education. She is currently completing a book on workplace bullying in higher education.

This event is open to all VIU students, staff, and faculty, as well as members of the surrounding community.

To learn more about participating in Voices from the Field, please contact Mr. Kevin Martin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., follow us on social media @SEDatVIU and @TESOLVIU, and visit the School of Education’s website at www.viu.edu/sed