A BYU faculty and expert panel that explores the ways in which issues of identity, such as race, gender, and sexual orientation, sometimes needlessly divide us and the ways in which all BYU community members can work together to make BYU a place in which all feel welcome, safe, and included.
Julie Valentine, an assistant professor in the College of Nursing and forensic nurse, researches sexual violence, interpersonal violence, and violence against women. Valentine served on the BYU Advisory Council on Campus Response to Sexual Misconduct.
Steve Smith, director of the Counseling and Career Center, is a licensed psychologist and has worked at BYU for twenty-six years. One of Smith’s greatest privileges has been working with members of the LGBTQ community.
Eric Ruiz Bybee, an assistant professor in the Department of Teacher Education, teaches courses in multicultural education. Bybee’s research addresses the role of identity and cultural knowledge in the educational experiences of students and preservice teachers, particularly Latinas/os in U.S. and transnational settings.