The American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity (AAAED), an association of equal employment opportunity (EEO), diversity and affirmative action professionals, announced the appointment of William B. Harvey as AAAED Distinguished Scholar. In the position of Distinguished Scholar, Dr. Harvey will provide advice and guidance on issues involving diversity, inclusion, equal opportunity and related social justice issues affecting education, business and industry, government and the non-profit sectors.
"We are delighted to have such an outstanding leader and educator to join our association as Distinguished Scholar," said AAAED President Marshall Rose. Founded in 1974 as the American Association for Affirmative Action (AAAA), AAAED is a national not-for-profit association of professionals working in the areas of compliance and diversity. AAAED has 40 years of leadership in providing professional training to members, enabling them to be more successful and productive in their careers. It also promotes understanding and advocacy of affirmative action and other equal opportunity and related compliance laws and regulations to enhance the diversity tenets of access, inclusion and equality in employment, economic and educational opportunities.
William B. Harvey brings four decades of experience in the academic and non-profit sectors. A distinguished researcher and administrator, Harvey's scholarly activity has been focused on the cultural and social factors that affect underserved populations, with particular emphasis on college and university settings. His extensive list of publications includes books, book chapters, refereed journal articles and professional and technical reviews. Among his recent scholarly contributions are: "Chief Diversity Officers and the Wonderful World of Academe", in the June 2014 issue of the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education; a commissioned paper for the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University entitled, Higher Education and Diversity: Ethical and Practical Responsibility in the Academy; and two co-edited volumes, Footprints to Success in the Academy, and Perspectives on Change in the American System of Higher Education, which were published in both English and Chinese by the Ocean University Press of China. Harvey serves as an Executive Editor of the Negro Education Review; Associate Editor of the Journal of Multicultural Learning and Teaching; and as an editorial board member for the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education; the Journal of the Professoriate; and Effective Practices for Academic Leaders.
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