Parallel Plenary Presenter
Edna B. Chun is an educational leader and award-winning author with more than two decades of strategic human resource and diversity leadership experience in public higher education. Two of Dr. Chun’s books, Are the Walls Really Down? Behavioral and Organizational Barriers to Faculty and Staff Diversity, coauthored with Alvin Evans (Jossey-Bass, 2007), and Bridging the Diversity Divide: Globalization and Reciprocal Empowerment in Higher Education (Jossey-Bass, 2009) received the prestigious Kathryn G. Hansen Publication Award by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) for their contribution to the human resource profession. Chun and Evans’ co-authored book, The New Talent Acquisition Frontier: Integrating HR and Diversity Strategy in the Private and Public Sectors and Higher Education (Stylus, 2014), also received a silver medal in the 2014 Axiom Business Book Awards and is the first book to provide a concrete road map to the integration of HR and diversity strategy. In addition to her new book, Department Chairs as Transformative Diversity Leaders: Building Inclusive Learning Environments in Higher Education (Stylus, 2015), Dr. Chun has co-authored Diverse Administrators in Peril: The New Indentured Class in Higher Education (Paradigm, 2012), the first in-depth examination of the work experiences of minority, female, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender administrators in higher education, and Creating a Tipping Point: Strategic Human Resources in Higher Education (Jossey Bass, 2012), a research-based approach to the development of strategic HR talent management practices in higher education. Other publications include, Affirmative Action at a Crossroads: Fisher and Forward (Jossey-Boss, 2015),and Rethinking Cultural Competence in Higher Education: An Ecological Framework for Student Development(Jossey-Bass, 2016). Her parallel plenary session will share strategies from her just published book, Leading a Diversity Cultural Shift in Higher Education.(Routledge, 2018).
Dr. Chun holds the Doctor of Music degree with High Distinction from the Indiana University School of Music and currently serves as Chief Learning Officer for HigherEd Talent, a national diversity and human resources consulting firm.