08 Aug Microaggressions Speaker & DEI Expert Professor Derald Wing Sue
Business, associations, school boards, educational institutions, and colleges are ripe for inequity and many lack inclusion methods and the understanding of what a microaggressions truly are and how they impact employees, membership, pupils, and administrators. Microaggressions Speaker & DEI Expert Professor Derald Wing Sue helps to unravel the definition of microaggressions and how to better inform your people, without judgement, on a better path forward.
Professor Sue uses his years of research, teaching, and practical implementation of microaggressions training and DEI coaching to change the thought process within an organization to better suit a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion free of microaggressions, allowing every team member to be a valued team member.
Microaggressions Speaker and DEI Expert Professor Derald Wing Sue is at the tip or the arrow in educating the masses and shifting the cultural ecosystem within organizations to better improve output and the head space of all the folks within an institute. Often cited as the leading expert and microaggressions speakers in articles ranging a vast amount of industries and disciplines.
Derald Wing Sue is Professor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon, and served as a training faculty member with the Institute for Management Studies and the Columbia University Executive Training Programs. He was the Co-Founder and first President of the Asian American Psychological Association, past presidents of the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race (Division 45) and the Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17). Dr. Sue is a member of the American Counseling Association, Fellows of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and past member of the American Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology. Dr. Sue has served as Editor of the Personnel and Guidance Journal (now the Journal for Counseling and Development), Associate Editor of the American Psychologist, Editorial Board Member to Asian Journal of Counselling, serves on the Council of Elders for Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, and has been or continues to be a consulting editor for numerous journals and publications.
Derald Wing Sue can truly be described as a pioneer in the field of multicultural psychology, multicultural education, microaggression theory, psychology of racial dialogues, multicultural counseling and therapy, and psychology of racism/antiracism. He has done extensive multicultural research and writing in psychology and education long before the academic community perceived it favorably, and his theories and concepts have paved the way for a generation of younger scholars interested in issues of marginalized populations and multicultural psychology. He is author of nearly 200 scholarly publications, 23 books, and numerous media productions. In all of these endeavors, his commitment to multiculturalism has been obvious and his contributions have forced the field to seriously question the monocultural knowledge base of its theories and practices. As evidence of his professional impact, Dr. Sue’s book, COUNSELING THE CULTURALLY DIVERSE: THEORY AND PRACTICE (2022), 9th Edition (with several other co-authors – John Wiley & Sons Publishers), has been identified as the most frequently cited publication in the multicultural field; since its first edition, it has been considered a classic and used by nearly 70% of the graduate counseling psychology market. With the help of many colleagues, he chaired committees for the Society of Counseling Psychology and the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development that resulted in building the foundations for the cultural competency movement.
Because of a personal life-changing experience with racism directed toward his family, Dr. Sue’s research direction evolved into the study of the psychology of racism and antiracism. When he was invited to address President Clinton’s Race Advisory Board on the National Dialogue on Race and participated in a Congressional Briefing on the “Psychology of Racism and the Myth of the Color-Blind Society”, Dr. Sue realized that the invisibility of “whiteness” and ethnocentric monoculturalism were harmful not only to People of Color, but White Americans as well. These experiences and activities have resulted in his critically acclaimed book OVERCOMING OUR RACISM: THE JOURNEY TO LIBERATION, (2003) (Jossey Bass Publishers). Written primarily for the public, it directly confronted White Americans with their White privilege, inherent biases and their unintentional oppression of Persons of Color. As expected, the book aroused intense feelings and generated difficult dialogues on race.