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E. Lorraine Baugh Visiting Faculty Scholars

Past Scholars

Shaun Harper • Margarita AlegríaSherman JamesShane SnowdonMaysoon ZayidCandi Castleberry-SingletonSamuel BetancesVicki Deal-Williams

June 23, 2020: Anthony A. Jack

Tony Jack

Anthony Abraham Jack (PhD, Harvard University, 2016) is a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows and Assistant Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He holds the Shutzer Assistant Professorship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Tony’s research documents the overlooked diversity among lower-income undergraduates, from those who enter college out of local, typically distressed public high schools – the “doubly disadvantaged” – to those who do so from boarding, day, and preparatory high schools – the “privileged poor.” His scholarship appears in the Common Reader, Du Bois Review, Sociological Forum, and Sociology of Education, and he has earned awards from the American Sociological Association, American Educational Studies Association, Association for the Study of Higher Education, Eastern Sociological Society, and the Society for the Study of Social Problems. He held fellowships from the Ford Foundation and the National Science Foundation and was a 2015 National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellow.

The New York Times, Boston Globe, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Huffington Post, The Nation, American Conservative Magazine, The National Review, Commentary Magazine, The Washington Post, The Hechinger Report, Financial Times, Times Higher Education, Vice, Vox, and NPR have featured his research and writing as well as biographical profiles of his experiences as a first-generation college student. The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students is his first book.

Watch a video of the lecture.

About the Baugh Visiting Faculty Scholars

Honoring a long-serving trustee and first chair of the Institute’s Board of Trustees, now an Honorary Trustee, this award supports a visiting faculty speaker series with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion in the health professions. Established in 2012, this program is made possible by the support of MGH Institute Honorary Trustee Carol M. Taylor and her husband, John H. Deknatel. The couple established the fund because, as Taylor said, “modeling success and helping set goals with regard to diversity is important for students, and a faculty role model can be quite powerful.”

In choosing to honor Baugh, Taylor said, “Ever since I joined the Board of Trustees in 2004, Lorraine has served as an inspiration and beacon on issues of diversity. While the Institute has made great strides in recent years, our hope is that establishing this award will help further advance the importance and value of diversity and inclusion to ensure our graduates are well-prepared to care for an increasingly diverse society.”

Prior Baugh Series Presentations

Please note, the embedded videos below require FLASH.

Race, Equity, and Student Success in Higher Education

Dr. Shaun Harper, Provost Professor in the Rossier School of Education and Marshall School of Business and Executive Director of the Race and Equity Center at the University of Southern California, presented on November 5, 2018.

Making the Connection: Our Best Strategy to Reduce Behavioral Health Disparities

Dr. Margarita Alegría, Chief of the Disparities Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, presented on April 4, 2018.

John Henryism and the Health of African Americans

Dr. Sherman James, Susan B. King Distinguished Emeritus Professor, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, presented on October 16, 2017.

Optimizing Care for your LGBT Patients: What They'd Like You to Know

Shane Snowdon, Founding Director of the Center for LGBT Health and Equity at the University of California, presented on March 9, 2017. Watch video.

Racial Justice Strategies for the Health Care Community

Social workers Abigail Ortiz and Dennie Butler-MacKay from the Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center presented on December 8, 2016. The speakers have extensive experience working with youth, communities, and clinicians on how to minimize the impact of structural racism on health and form racial affinity groups. Watch video.

Translating Neuroscience Research to Neurorehabilitation Practice

Alexandre Carter, MD, PhD, gave the seventh E. Lorraine Baugh Visiting Faculty Scholar Lecture "Translating Neuroscience Evidence to Neurorehabilitation Practice" on April 13, 2016. Dr. Carter is an assistant professor in the Division of Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury in the Department of Neurology at Washington University. Watch video.

I Got 99 Problems...Palsy is Just One

Maysoon Zayid, who has cerebral palsy, spoke at the 6th E. Lorraine Baugh Visiting Faculty Lecture series on March 25, 2015. She began and ended her presentation with portions from her hilarious routine “I’ve Got 99 Problems ... Palsy is Just One,” which was the most-watched Ted Talk in 2014.

Rethinking the Culture of Education in America: Promoting Student Success and Minority Achievement in STEM and the Health Professions

On Monday, December 8, 2014, Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, spoke on expanding underrepresented minority participation in America's science and health care. Watch video.

Creator of Dignity & Respect Campaign Shares Message of Inclusion

On March 24, 2014, Candi Castleberry Singleton, Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, shared her personal story as well as the tenets of the Dignity & Respect Campaign with the Institute community. Watch video.

Diversity Intelligence as a Mission Imperative for Health Care Professionals

On October 7, 2013, Dr. Samuel Betances, world-renowned diversity consultant for three U.S. presidents, presented "Diversity Intelligence as a Mission Imperative for Health Care Professionals." Watch video.

Experiences of Faculty of Color in Schools of Nursing and Medicine

On March 6, 2013, Dena Hassouneh, PhD, RN, ANP, PMHNP, APRN-BC, Associate Professor at Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing, presented “Experiences of Faculty of Color in Schools of Nursing and Medicine.” Watch video.

Toward a Culture of Inclusion

Diversity can exist without inclusion, but inclusion cannot exist without diversity. That was the underlying message given by Vicki R. Deal-Williams, MA, CCC-SLP, CAE, the speaker for the inaugural E. Lorraine Baugh Visiting Faculty Scholar Series lecture on December 5, 2012, during her talk entitled, “Toward a Culture of Inclusion.” Watch video.