The NYUSPS Division of Programs in Business (DPB) hosted its Spring 2020 Welcome Back Event for faculty and staff on Tuesday, January 21st at the NYU Midtown Center. The evening began with a workshop on “Enhancing Inclusion and Belonging in Diverse Classroom Environments,” facilitated by Doris Chang, Associate Professor at NYU Silver School of Social Work. Dr. Chang discussed critical pedagogical approaches to addressing the challenges of building inclusive learning environments. Participants examined the impact of their own experiences, values, and biases on classroom interactions. They also explored practical strategies for promoting academic inclusivity, engagement, and belonging. Following the workshop, guests attended a networking reception hosted by Dr. Martin Ihrig, Dean of DPB.
Dr. Chang completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and is a licensed psychologist. Previously, she served as Director of Clinical Training and Associate Professor of Psychology at the New School for Social Research, where she received the Award for Outstanding Achievements in Diversity and Social Justice Teaching. At NYU, Dr. Chang conducts research and teaches courses exploring how race, ethnicity, and culture shape mental health and wellbeing in minority populations. She regularly consults with schools and organizations to address issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
DPB is the largest division at NYU School of Professional Studies, with over 2,200 students, 500 faculty, and 6,700 alumni. The Division comprises four centers of excellence that educate leaders in the functional areas of an enterprise. Each department’s credit and non-credit portfolio of educational offerings serves students at every level of their careers, providing them with the knowledge and skills required to succeed in critical positions in their professional development.