Meacham Presents Keynote Address at National Conference

Release Date: November 3, 2000 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- In recognition of an academic career dedicated to the development of and advocacy for multiculturalism in higher education, Jack Meacham, Ph.D., presented the keynote address at the 2000 Michael Tilford Conference on Diversity and Multiculturalism held at the University of Kansas on Oct. 26 and 27.

Meacham, State University of New York Distinguished Teaching Professor and chair of the Department of Psychology in the University at Buffalo's College of Arts and Sciences, discussed "Using Diverse Voices as a Strategy of Effective Teaching." His lecture focused on UB's "American Pluralism" course -- a required general-education course introducing students to issues of race, gender, ethnicity, social class and religious sectarianism in American society -- as a model worth emulating by other colleges and universities.

The conference, sponsored by the Kansas State Board of Regents and the Kansas Council of Chief Academic Officers of the state's eight regent universities, brought together representatives of the higher-education community to hear and explore strategies for the practical application of diversity education and multicultural approaches to the curriculum

Meacham, formerly associate vice provost for undergraduate education at UB, is director of undergraduate education in the Department of Psychology, where he teaches courses on child and adolescent development.

He lives in Williamsville.

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