Crucial Conversations with Dr. Keith Newby: Health Inequities Series Episode 2
Industrial pollution is adversely affecting the health and well-being of individuals who reside in predominantly African-American neighborhoods. Are you living in one? Learn about this epidemic facing the black community.
Dr. Timothy Goler is an Associate Director of Research and Scholarship for the Center for African American Public Policy and Assistant Professor of Sociology and Urban Affairs at Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia. As a thought leader, Tim continually fights to “level the playing field” by bringing educational opportunities and other issues facing racial and ethnic minorities in academia and community into focus. He focuses on addressing environmental and lifestyle issues, as well as the condition, disparities, and resources linked to chronic stressors, like racism and discrimination. Goler has more than 25 years of hands-on experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, focusing on the interface of practice and research, with a particular expertise in the urban context. Early in his career, he taught Kindergarten and pre-K classes and served as the Director for Parent Involvement and Director of Operations, Student and Family Support for the Cleveland Municipal School District.
Dr. Ahmed Whitt
Dr. Ahmed Whitt is a social scientist and impact strategist who specializes in applied data analytics. His academic research has focused on the influence of neighborhood contextual factors on individual economic, mental health and behavioral outcomes. For 10+ years, Dr. Whitt has led federal, state, and privately funded evaluation projects ranging from public health to criminal justice. He is an alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander is the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Professor of History, Director of the Joseph Jenkins Roberts Center for African Diaspora Studies, and the Senior Fellow with the Center for African American Public Policy at Norfolk State University. Her focus is on African American History in Virginia and her book publications include Virginia Waterways and the Underground Railroad (2017), An African American History of the Civil War in Hampton Roads (2010), co-authored Black America Series: Portsmouth (2003), Hampton Roads: Remembering Our Schools (2009), and co-edited Voices from within the Veil: African Americans and the Experience of Democracy (2008). With over 30 years of community and public history work, Newby-Alexander has served as an historical consultant for numerous agencies and initiatives, including Determined: The 400-Year Struggle for Black Equality exhibition in early October 2018 with the Virginia Museum of History and Culture; “Lynching in Virginia” and “King in Virginia” subcommittees for the Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Commission; and Forgotten Soldier exhibition with the Jamestown Settlement Museum the American Civil War Museum.