Below you’ll find resources from TLISI 2016, 2017 and 2018, including recorded workshop sessions and keynote plenaries. Recorded workshops from TLISI 2018 will be uploaded in July. Some recordings include a video of the speaker as well as a video of the session’s slides. All recordings are stored on the TLISI Digital Georgetown repository and are available to Georgetown-affiliated individuals with a GU netID. Please reach out to us——with any questions. 

2018 Plenary Sessions

Talking About Race and Other Conversations

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, May 22

34307375653_c91f122450_zDr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, President Emerita of Spelman College, is a clinical psychologist widely known for her expertise on race relations and as a thought leader in higher education. The author of several books including the best-selling Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race(now in a new 2017 20th anniversary edition) and Can We Talk About Race?: And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation(2007), Dr. Tatum is a sought-after speaker on the topic of racial identity development, the impact of race in the classroom, strategies for creating inclusive campus environments, and higher education leadership. In 2005, Dr. Tatum was awarded the prestigious Brock International Prize in Education for her innovative leadership in the field.

Dr. Tatum discusses “Race and Other Conversations” in celebration of her recently published 20th anniversary edition of “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?”

Mindfulness in Education: Bridging the Science and Practice of Mindfulness

Dr. Deborah Norris, May 21

34307375653_c91f122450_zDr. Deborah Norris is Founder and Executive Director of the Mindfulness Center, a non-profit wellness center that provides charitable, educational and research programs in mindfulness and other mind-body practices. She is also the Psychologist-in-Residence and Director of the Psychobiology of Healing Program at American University. In addition, Dr. Norris is the author of In the Flow: Bridging the Science and Practice of Mindfulness(now in a new 2017 2nd edition) and serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Mind-Body JournalDr. Norris is an internationally recognized leader, speaker, and educator on mindfulness, yoga, and integrative mind-body medicine and renowned for her online meditation teacher training program, SOMA, The Science of Mindful Awareness.

The Direction of Diversity: Exploring Diversity and Inclusion Practice on University Campuses

Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell, May 23

Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell joined us from Ithaca College where he is Director of Programs and Outreach. In addition to his current role, Dr. Bradwell serves as a faculty-in-residence for the Ithaca Martin Luther King Scholar Program. Following his plenary talk, Dr. Bradwell and Nicole Eversley Bradwell held a follow-up workshop titled Teaching and Learning with a New(er) Generation of Students.



2017 Plenary Sessions

The Art (and Science) of Outstanding Mentoring in Higher Education

Dr. Brad Johnson, May 24

34307375653_c91f122450_zThis practical keynote session draws directly on Dr. Johnson’s and others’ research on mentorship to share ways to develop high-impact mentoring relationships in higher education using evidence-based rules of engagement. Topics include techniques for forming effective mentorships, the interpersonal qualities and behavior strategies of highly-effective mentors and mentees, and key ethical obligations and considerations. There is a strong focus on using mentorships to nurture an inclusive, diverse campus. This session is dedicated to helping the Georgetown community think in an informed way about the key ingredients to a strong mentoring culture, including structures for increasing both the prevalence and efficacy of mentoring within the university.

2016 Plenary Sessions

The Miseducation of White America

Dr. Shaun Harper, May 23

30683048770_4decac054a_bDr. Shaun Harper, Executive Director of the Center for Race and Equity in Education at the University of Pennsylvania, delivered his talk “The Miseducation of White America” to kick off TLISI 2016. Access CNN video Harper references in his talk at


We Are What We Measure

Brandon Busteed, May 24

BusteedBrandon Busteed, Executive Director of Education & Workforce Development for Gallup, spoke with TLISI 2016 about well-being in higher education, including the importance of mentorship in student success after graduation.

Additional Recorded Sessions

TLISI 2018 Sessions
May 21, 2018
Community-Based Learning in DC and Beyond: Workshop Your Idea

Amanda Munroe

Equal Access for All: Increasing Institution Accessibility Awareness

Alayna Ruberg, Ann Wang

May 22, 2018
Strategies and Perspectives on the Role of the Library in Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation Initiatives

K. Matthew Dames, Salwa Ismail

A Slice of the Digital Landscape: Digital and Data Research and Scholarship Services at Georgetown University

Salwa Ismail, Alisa Kang, Beth Campolieto Marhanka, Megan Martinsen, Stephen Moore, Yianna Vovides

Professor-Student Communication: Success from Syllabus to Final Exam

Stephanie L. Gallop, Andrew Screen, Heather Weger, Heather Gregg Zitlau

The Core Pathways Initiative: Creating a Thematic Multidisciplinary Response to Wicked Issues

Randall Amster, Mark Giordano, Noah Martin

May 23, 2018
Experiential (Service) Learning: Action Labs

Sarah Bunker, Simone Bunse, Michael McDermot

Five Things Faculty Can Do To Support Purpose-Driven Career Decisions

Randall Bass, Susan Campbell, Beth Harlan

Teaching and Learning with a New(er) Generation of Students

Nicole Eversley Bradwell, Sean Eversley Bradwell

Hacking Grad School: Digital Humanities in the Classroom

Tess Henthorne, Bridget Sellers

May 24, 2018
Incorporating Themes of Difference and Diversity in STEM Classes

Mun Chun Chan, Nicole Meyer, Elena Silva, Jason Tilan

Introduction to Text Mining

Megan Martinsen

TLISI 2017 Sessions
May 23, 2017
Educating the Whole Person for Beginners

Christine Evans, Kathy McGuire Zeiss, Jason Tilan, Sabrina Wesley-Nero

Implementing Web Accessibility Practices in Digital Learning Spaces

Eleri Syverson, Kylie McGraw, Zhuqing Ding, Bingran Wang

Tools for Active Learning and Feedback

Yong Lee, Jennifer Lubkin Chavez, Brian Boston, Yehia Mohamed, Milena Shahu, Katherine Oberkircher, Michelle Roett, Elise Morris, Jeanine Turner, Paul Merritt

May 24, 2017
Integrating the Academic Self & Professional Self

Beth Harlan, Kendra Northington, Matt Maples, Rebecca Bonco

Introducing GUFaculty360: Enhancing Your Public Intellectual Presence

Meg Oakley, Linda Buckley, Carole Sargent

A Roundtable Discussion on Alternative Careers for Humanities Scholars

Maggie Debelius, Ricardo Ortiz

May 25, 2017
Finding and Using Open Access Resources for Teaching, Learning, and Publishing

Salwa Ismail, Meg Oakley, Suzanne Chase

Going Further: The Unexpected Joys for Educators and Students of Incorporating Jesuit Mission and Identity in an Interdisciplinary Classroom

Jamie Kralovec, Mary Novak

Inclusion and Exclusion in Student Spaces

Erika Cohen-Derr, Ali Stowe

Innovatively Using Technology to Enhance Online Learning, Face-to-Face Teaching, and to Infuse Georgetown Values Throughout the Curriculum

Shenita Ray, Larry Joseph, Wendy Zajack, Tim Frazier, Daniel Kelly, Cylor Spaulding, Maria Trujillo, Glenn Williamson

Scope, Assess and Create a New Education Technology Ecosystem

Gautam Saha