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Listen to podcast interview with Edna Chun, Ph.D., VP, Broward College about bridging the diversity divide

Posted by Elena del Valle on February 22, 2010

Edna Chun, Ph.D., vice president, Broward College

Photo: Edna Chun, Ph.D.

A podcast interview with Edna Chun, Ph.D., vice president, Broward College is available in the Podcast Section of Hispanic Marketing & Public Relations, During the podcast, Edna discusses bridging the diversity divide based on a book she co-authored by the same title with Elena del Valle, host of the podcast.

In her job at Broward College, a large urban community college with four campuses and 60,000 students in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Edna oversees recruitment, professional development, staffing, diversity and affirmative action, employee and labor relations, compensation, records management, and benefits administration for the college. She has over two decades of human resource experience in public research universities in the California, Oregon, and Ohio state university systems. She holds a Doctor of Music degree from the Indiana University School of Music.

Edna is co-author, with Alvin Evans, of Bridging the Diversity Divide: Globalization and Reciprocal Empowerment in Higher Education (see University human resources administrators address diversity) (Jossey-Bass) published in 2009. They also co-authored Are the Walls Really Down? Behavioral and Organizational Barriers to Faculty and Staff Diversity published as part of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Higher Education Series (Jossey-Bass) two years earlier. The book discusses subtle and covert discrimination in the higher education workplace and provides a systematic institutional approach to diversity and inclusion. It received the Frances G. Hansen Publication Award by the College and University Professional Association for its contribution to the human resource profession at the organization’s 2007 national conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

Edna is co-author of articles on talent management, human resource strategies, and diversity published in Hispanic Outlook, Insight into Diversity, and Diverse. She was recently unanimously elected to serve on the editorial board of the Association for the Study of Higher Education. She is a regular contributor and member of the editorial board of Insight into Diversity magazine.

To listen to the interview, scroll down until you see “Podcast” on the right hand side, then select “HMPR Edna Chun, Ph.D.,” click on the play button below or download the MP3 file to your iPod or MP3 player to listen on the go, in your car or at home. To download it, click on the arrow of the recording you wish to copy and save it to disk. The podcast will remain listed in the February 2010 section of the podcast archive.

Click here to buy Bridging the Diversity Divide