2015 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Dr. Moses served as President of the American Anthropological Association, Chair of the Board of the American Association of Colleges and Universities, Past President of City University of New York/ The City College (1993-1999), and President of the American Association for Higher Education (2000-2003). Dr. Moses’ research focuses on the broad question of the origins of social inequality in complex societies through the use of comparative ethnographic and survey methods. She has explored gender and class disparities in the Caribbean, East Africa and in the United States. More recently, her research has focused on issues of diversity and change in universities and colleges in the United States, India, Europe and South Africa. She is currently involved with several national higher education projects with the National Council for Research on Women, Campus Women Lead and The Women of Color Research Collective. In addition, she is Chair of the National Advisory Board of a multi-year national public education project sponsored by the American Anthropological Association and funded by NSF and the Ford Foundation on Race and Human Variation. See: www.understandingrace.org. She was PI on a 2011-14 NSF ADVANCE grant to promote the success of women faculty in the STEM fields at UC Riverside and in the State of California.
Dr. Blanchard received her master of public health and doctorate degrees from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill, where she serves on the faculty in Health Behavior. She began her professional life as a public school teacher and after graduate school was associate director of Family Support Network of North Carolina, held faculty appointments at UNC-Chapel Hill and Pennsylvania State University, and directed an award-winning community initiative in eastern Pennsylvania. As director of the Carolina Center for Public Service she oversees development of the pan-university center focused on engaged scholarship and service. Major initiatives include the APPLES Service-Learning, Buckley Public Service Scholars, and Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars programs. She chairs the Carolina Engagement Council, teaches the undergraduate course Philanthropy as a Tool for Social Change, and on the national front, served as co-director of Faculty for the Engaged Campus, an initiative of Community-Campus Partnership for Health.