Annual Meeting Special Session—Perspectives on Diversity and Inclusion in Forensic Science

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Source: Kate Spradley, PhD, AAFS DOC Chair

The AAFS Diversity Outreach Committee (DOC) will be hosting a Special Evening Session during the AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting on Monday, February 15, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Central Time).

Considering last year’s tumultuous events highlighting nationwide racial inequality, the DOC feels that providing expert guidance on matters of diversity—as well as providing a space for constructive dialogue—is of the utmost importance. The DOC has invited expert panelists to share their experiences and perspectives on diversity and inclusion related issues. The DOC hopes that this event will promote a meaningful dialogue on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the forensic sciences for practitioners, academics, and students alike. The panel discussion will be followed by a live Q&A session.


Kate Spradley, PhD
Texas State University
San Marcos, TX


Panel Speakers

Iris Wagstaff, PhD
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Washington, DC
Susan Antón, PhD
New York University
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Development
New York, NY
Murrell Godfrey, PhD
The University of Mississippi
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
University, MS