Unconscious Bias Webinar

Dr. Terry Nance is the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer and the founding Director of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Villanova University.. In that role Prof. Nance is responsible for the work of diversity, equity and inclusion throughout Villanova University with a focus on faculty, policy and institutional climate. She also initiated the University’s Intergroup Dialogue Program.

Dr. Nance has been on the faculty of Villanova University since 1978. Prof. Nance was instrumental in designing and initiating the Communication Department where she occasionally teaches communication courses that might include, African American rhetoric, public speaking, interpersonal communication, and voice and diction. Prof. Nance served as chair of the Com. Department from 1998-2004. From 2004-2015 Dr. Nance served as the Assistant Vice President for Multicultural Affairs. In that role she was responsible for initiating work on retention and success with a focus on students previously underrepresented at the University. From 2015-2020 Dr. Nance was the Associate Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion where she worked on developing strategic initiatives advancing the diversity goals of the University.

Terry Nance is a communication consultant with more than forty years of experience in a wide variety of settings. Her students have included corporate executives, law enforcement officers, middle managers and teachers. She has done workshops on interpersonal communication, listening skills, conversation skills, impression management, developing professional voice and diction, conflict resolution and cultural diversity.

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