Anthony W. Dunbar (Tony) is a thought leader in the areas of equity, inclusion, diversity (EID), and social justice applied to race, gender as well as economic and information resources. Currently, he is a project manager, and EID consultant all while serving as either an academic or public librarian. Dr. Dunbar received his Ph.D. in Information Studies and a Masters in Library and Information Science (LIS) from UCLA along with Master Degrees in Education from the University of Utah and Communication from Governors State University.
Tony has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Library Science, Archival Science, Sociology, Composition, Communication, Ethnic Studies, and Personal Development. His academic innovations include being the first scholar to introduce critical race theory to LIS through a peer-reviewed journal along with his groundbreaking dissertation (Critical Race Information Theory), which infused a broader understanding and acceptance within the LIS discourse regarding EDI, social justice, and identity development issues.
Dr. Dunbar has applied his passion for EID endeavors, project management, and media within organizations such as, The Los Angeles Urban League, The Pan African Film and Arts Festival, the 2002 Winter Olympics, the full service diversity ﬁrm the Kaleidoscope Group, diversity advocate organization Chicago United, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin along with serving as Interim Assistant Dean of Minority Recruitment for The Graduate School at the University of Utah. As a consultant for the Kaleidoscope Group and as an adjunct librarian at Moraine Valley Community College he served as lead producer for EID focused podcasts.
Keywords = Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Social Justice, Race, Gender, Recruitment
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