Sunday, August 10, 2014

Professional Background

Tchet Dereic Dorman 
Biographical Sketch 

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Tchet Dereic Dorman is Director of Diversity and Social Justice at Millersville University and the Owner of Pyramid Consulting Services which provides diversity-related evaluation, assessment, training and consultative services to educational institutions and corporations throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. He is has a wide variety of experiences as an educator, administrator and organizational leader, having served as a university administrator and faculty member at 13 colleges and universities throughout the U.S. He recently served as the Director of the Center for Social Justice and Multicultural Education in the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership at Temple University.
He has been the Director of Multicultural Affairs at both Albright College (Reading, Pennsylvania) and Lebanon Valley College (Annville, Pennsylvania), leading the colleges’ efforts to create multiculturally competent campus communities. In both cases, he organized faculty, administrators and students around creating campus-wide institutional diversity plans.

Additionally, he also taught courses at Temple, including Emotions, Diversity, and Democratic Leadership, African American History, African Literature, and Introduction to African American Studies. At Philadelphia University, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor for two years teaching Gender Studies; Class, Gender and Race in the Global Village; and Social Conflict. At Community College of Philadelphia, he taught two courses, Introduction to Sociology and Cultural Anthropology. At Lebanon Valley College, he taught a course he created, Multiculturalism and the American Identity.  At Community College of Philadelphia, he has taught Introduction to Sociology and Cultural Anthropology. At Harrisburg Area Community College, he taught Black History. On the secondary level, he has taught Pre-Calculus, Algebra and Geometry.

He has also made over 200 presentations promoting multicultural competency, inclusion,
bias awareness, and leadership development at conferences, educational institutions, and various organizations across the country. Some of his most popular workshops have been: Leading and Teaching without Fear: Embracing Diversity through Constructive Conflict; Real Men are Feminist: The Role, Challenges and Power of Men Eradicating Sexism; Strategies for Responding to Campus Hate and Bias; Power in Unity: Strategic Organizing for Multicultural Affairs Professionals in Higher Education; Race, Teaching and Student Achievement: Disrupting Hegemonic Knowledge Transference with Centristic Pedagogy; Engaging Diversity for Organizational Transformation and Leadership Development; Developing Your Capacity to Co-Facilitate Diversity Dialogues; None of Us Are Free Until All Are Free: The Case for a Multi-Lateral, Multi-Faceted, Multi-Dimensional Revolution; and Common Threads for Diverse Minds: Utilizing Multicultural Competency as a Tool for Pedagogical Excellence and Self Development.

Through Temple’s Intergroup Dialogue Program that he created in 2007, Tchet led a diverse group of faculty and administrators to facilitate intergroup dialogues and provided training through the Intergroup Dialogue Facilitator Training Institute. He also developed a partnership with the College of Education to create the Graduate Certificate in Diversity Leadership, a four-course, twelve-credit graduate diversity education program for professionals. For four years at Temple University, Tchet partnered with the Teaching and Learning Center to offer a monthly workshop series for faculty teaching race courses called ​ Can We Talk?: Teaching About Race and Diversity (http://realtalkdialogues.blogspot.com/p/can-we-talk.html​)​.


Additionally, he has facilitated over 300 dialogues and offered intergroup dialogue facilitator training throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, presenting his unique approach to intergroup dialogue, called Transformational Intergroup Dialogue, at major conferences across the country. Here are a few examples of his intergroup dialogue training and workshops: Introduction to Transformational Intergroup Dialogue Facilitation at Harrisburg Area Community College, Western Carolina University, Juniata College, Saint Joseph’s University and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville; Can We Talk? Teaching About Race and Diversity at Albright College and Westmoreland Community College; Leading and Teaching without Fear: Embracing Diversity through Constructive Conflict at the 22nd Annual Conference of the National Association for Multicultural Education;  Empowering Educators to Engage Diversity: Promoting Academic Excellence for All Students at Friends’ Central School; and Walking Our Talk: Professional Development for Facilitating Dialogue on Race and Diversity at the Network for Academic Renewal Conference of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Over the past three decades, he has also hosted numerous conferences, workshops and symposia and served as a leader of numerous educational organizations providing learning opportunities for students and professionals. He has chaired 27 diversity education conferences since 1986 when he was a college senior. He sponsored, hosted and chaired NAME’s 22nd Annual International Conference in 2012 and the annual conference of the Pennsylvania chapter of NAME (PA-NAME) in 2004 at Lebanon Valley College and in 2008 and 2014 at Temple. For the Pennsylvania Association of Liaisons and Officers of Multicultural Affairs (PALOMA), he has led the organizing of seven statewide conferences, six inter-campus social justice leadership programs for students in both central and southeastern Pennsylvania, and two professional development retreats that included representatives from 24 colleges and community organizations.

Tchet has also served as the National Secretary of the African Heritage Studies Association and Vice President of the National Black Student Unity Congress. He recently served as the President and Conference Chair for PA-NAME for the second time. For the past twelve years, he has been a major organizer of PALOMA on the statewide level and in both central and southeastern Pennsylvania.  He served on National Board of Directors for NAME for 5 years, serving as their Region 3 Director for four years, and was named their Educator of the Year in 2007.

Tchet received a Master’s degree in African American Studies from Temple University where he is a doctoral candidate. His dissertation proposal is titled An Afrocentric Critique of Race Dialogues: The Application of Theory and Practice in Africology. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Black Studies and Government from Oberlin College in Ohio and received a Graduate Certificate in Diversity Leadership from Temple.

To review his professional references and letters, please go to the following websites: http://www.tchetdereicdorman.blogspot.com/p/professional-references.html and  http://sites.temple.edu/tchetreferenceletters/letters/.