|Workshop Facilitator: Roxanne Donovan|
Roxanne A. Donovan, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology and African and African Diaspora Studies at Kennesaw State University and a licensed psychologist in the state of Georgia. Her scholarship focuses on factors that influence well-being in people of color, including stress, racism, sexism, and acculturation. In addition to her academic work, Dr. Donovan is passionate about helping tenure-track and tenured faculty increase their scholarship productivity and work-life integration. She does this through her work at the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity where she coaches a select number of faculty in the Center’s Faculty Success Program and provides workshops for faculty at various colleges and universities.
Workshop: Black Women in the Ivory Tower: How to Move from Stressed to Thriving
Stress can be detrimental to our health, well-being, relationships, and productivity. However, many of us underestimate how stressed we are and are unaware of whether our coping mechanism are effective. In this workshop, participants will learn what stress is; the challenges to recognizing stress; the biggest mistakes academics make when trying to reduce their stress; and ways to cope best with stress. All participants will use assessment tools to determine their current stress levels and favored coping mechanisms. They will then create a plan to address healthily the most pressing stressors in their lives.