Sara Furr

 

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Course

  • 44122 Self-Awareness and Social Work with Diverse Populations

Job Experience

  • Dean of Students, Diversity & Inclusion, School of Social Service Administration, Chicago, IL
  • Director, Center for Identity, Inclusion and Social Change, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
  • Assistant Director, Office of Multicultural Success, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
  • Director, Office of Intercultural Development, Mount St. Mary's University, Emmitsburg, MD
  • Associate Director for Judicial Affairs, Office of Residential Life, Fordham University, Bronx, NY
  • Assistant Director, Office of Student Life, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD 

 

Fields of Special Interest

  • Social Justice Fatigue
  • Multiraciality and Monoracism
  • Transformative Organizational Change
  • Identity development, power, and leadership
  • Student activism and campus climate

Publications

  • Furr, S. & Pendakur, V. (2017). What is leadership? Connecting personal identity to social systems and power dynamics.  In J. P. Dugan, N. T. Turman, A. C. Barnes & Associates (Eds.), Leadership theory: A facilitator’s guide for cultivating critical perspectives (pp. 23-34). San Francisco, CA:  Jossey-Bass. 
  • Pendakur, V. & Furr, S. (2016).  Critical leadership pedagogy:  Engaging power, identity, and culture in leadership education for college students of color.  In K. Guthrie & L. Osteen (Eds.), New directions for higher education: Reclaiming higher education’s purpose in leadership development (pp. 45-55).  Wiley Periodicals.
  • Furr, S.  (2016). Identity-conscious approaches to first-year, peer-to-peer retention programs.  In V. Pendakur, Ed, Closing the opportunity gap:  Identity-conscious strategies for retention and student success.  Sterling, VA:  Stylus Publishing, LLC. 

Presentations

  • Keynote Speaker, “A Case for Social Justice Fatigue,” Loyola University Chicago Social Justice Symposium, March 2019.
  • “Wellness Interventions for Social Justice Fatigue,” Loyola University Chicago Professional Development Conference, Chicago, Illinois January 2019.
  • “Beyond the Protest:  Advocacy and the Empowered Student,” North American Interfraternity Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana August 2017.
  • “Creating Transformative Workplaces When You Are the Master’s Tools,” American College Personnel Association International Convention, Columbus, Ohio March 2017.  Co-presenter:  V. Leilani Kupo
  • “Radical Healing for Social Change,” DePaul Theater School Racial Justice Teach-In, Chicago, Illinois October 2016.
  • “Radical Healing for Social Change,” Black Lives Matter Conference, Chicago, Illinois April 2016.
  • “Racial Caucusing as a Training Tool for Resident Advisor Training,” American College Personnel Association International Convention, Montreal, Canada, March 2016. Co-presenter:  Charee Holloway
  • Keynote speaker, “The Myth of Diversity and Moving Beyond Coded Language”, Chicago Quarter Best Practices Conference, May 2016
  • “Advocating for Social Change When You Are the Master’s Tools,” American College Personnel Association International Convention, Montreal, Canada, March 2016.  Co-presenter:  V. Leilani Kupo
  • “Identity-Conscious Supervision,” American College Personnel Association International Convention, Montreal, Canada, March 2016.