April 2017: Conference Travels

Dr. Alexander headed back to Blacksburg, VA for the 5th Annual Faculty Women of Color in the Academy National Conference (FWCA).  The conference had excellent all-star keynote speakers, including Melissa Harris-Perry, Nikki Giovanni, and Henrietta Mann. Dr. Alexander presented a poster on the Scholars Committed to Opportunities in Psychological Education (SCOPE) program (see below posts for more details), which was developed by her graduate students at Auburn University. It was a wonderful weekend with amazing scholars on Virginia Tech’s beautiful campus. Again, Go Hokies!

Dr. Alexander with world-renowned poet and author and Virginia Tech University Distinguished Professor Dr. Nikki Giovanni!

Dr. Alexander with world-renowned poet and author and Virginia Tech University Distinguished Professor Dr. Nikki Giovanni!

Back in Denver, Dr. Alexander participated in the snowy/rainy/sunny March for Science! There were estimated to be 20,000 people marching for evidence-based research. Go Denver! Go Science!

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Dr. Alexander ventured to Indianapolis, IN as an invited speaker for the Indiana Sex Offender Management and Monitoring (INSOMM) program annual conference. Similar to her 2016 ATSA workshop, she presented on working with a population of dual status individuals in the criminal justice system—those with severe and persistent mental illness who have also committed sexual offenses.