Implicit Bias lecture with Dr. Benjamin Reese

The School of Nursing invites you to join us in a focused exploration of implicit bias with Dr. Benjamin Reese, an internationally renowned scholar on implicit bias. He will be speaking about the development of implicit bias in early childhood, research findings, the impact of implicit bias on decision-making, what helps to diminish implicit bias, and implications for future research. This event is free and open to the public.

 Dr. Benjamin Reese

Dr. Benjamin Reese

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Dr. Reese is a clinical psychologist and the Vice President for Institutional Equity at Duke University and Duke University Health System (2003 – present).  He has responsibility for diversity/inclusion, affirmative action/equal opportunity, and harassment/discrimination prevention and complaint handling for faculty and staff on the undergraduate campus, all graduate and professional schools, and a health system comprised of three hospitals and outpatient clinics.  He is adjunct faculty in the departments of Community & Family Medicine, and Psychology & Neuroscience. 

Prior to moving to North Carolina, Dr. Reese served as the Associate Director of the Fifth Avenue Center for Counseling & Psychotherapy in New York City, the founder and Director of the Institute for the Study of Culture & Ethnicity, and the Ombudsperson for the Rockefeller Foundation.

His areas of specialization are implicit bias, race relations, diversity/inclusion training, conflict resolution and cross-cultural communication. He has more than 45 years experience in the fields of race relations and diversity and is a highly sought after national speaker and workshop facilitator.  He has served as a consultant to more than 100 colleges and universities, corporations and not-for-profit organizations in the U.S. and abroad.

He has represented both the International Council of Psychologists and the World Federation for Mental Health (non-governmental organizations) at the United Nations. Dr. Reese is the immediate past president of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) and served on its founding board.  In addition, he serves on the editorial advisory board of the journal, Liberal Education, and is a reviewer for the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education.

In September 2016, Dr. Reese received the Diversity Lifetime Achievement Award from the North Carolina Business Journal, in recognition of almost a half century of work in the areas of race relations and diversity.


Friday, April 21, 2017 - 10:00am


Mayo Memorial Auditorium
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Campus-wide support

    • Boynton Health
    • Campus Climate Micro-Grant
    • Center for Educational Innovation
    • College of Education and Human Development
    • College of Liberal Arts
    • College of Pharmacy
    • Office of Equity and Diversity
    • School of Dentistry

    • Bias Response and Referral Network
    • Center for Community Engaged Learning
    • Extension
    • GPS Alliance
    • Humphrey School of Public Affairs
    • Medical School
    • Undergraduate Education