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Sherry Watt

Iowa City, IA, United States

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Sherry K. Watt, Ph.D., NCC, LPC is an Associate Professor of the Higher Education and Student Affairs program at the University of Iowa. She is an author and the editor of the forthcoming book, Designing Transformative Multicultural Initiatives: Theoretical Foundations, Practical Applications, and Facilitator Considerations. Sherry is also the co-editor of Intersections of Religious Privilege: Difficult Dialogues and Student Affairs Practice, a monograph in New Directions in Student Services series. Prior to becoming a faculty member, she worked as a residence life director and a career counselor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North Carolina State University and Shaw University. She has been a Courage Facilitator since 2007. Her work examines privileged identity through the lens of participant reactions to difficult dialogues on race, sexual orientation, and disability. She has 15 years of experience researching and facilitating dialogues on social issues. Sherry finds her calling in designing and leading educational experiences that involve strategies to engage participants in dialogue that is meaningful, passionate, and self-awakening.

Specialty Areas: Diversity, Education