2022 Inclusive Learning Experience Workshop Presenters

Scott Brownlee, Program Manager, Forté
Scott is the Associate Director of Professional Solutions at Forté, where he identifies talent pipeline partnership opportunities between companies and Forté’s network of 100,000 women and counting. He also co-creates and presents Forté’s Allies for Gender Equity curriculum and programming with Amy. Together, they have introduced thousands of allies-in-training to the potential of engaged and ongoing allyship in both corporate and business school settings.  Prior to joining Forté, he was part of the core team Poets & Quants named "the best MBA Career Team in America" at Texas McCombs, where he served as the primary career coach for all 40+ first-year Consortium students and created Outreach Lab, a re-imagining of the job search networking process. He also spent time at Wharton’s MBA Program for Executives, where he was a Senior Admissions Counselor, and has 10+ years of higher ed experience as a career coach, creative writing professor, program coordinator, and academic advisor. In his spare time he provides pro bono MBA application consulting to applicants of color through Networth, a boutique coaching business he co-founded. He lives in Austin, TX.

Anna Burroughs, Manager of  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Harvard  Business Publishing
Anna Burroughs is a Cultural Anthropologist, DEI Practitioner, Genealogist, and Advocate for Justice. She currently serves as the Manager of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Harvard Business Publishing.   Anna received her Masters Degree in Theological and Cultural Anthropology from Eastern University and has a passion for understanding culture and ensuring that all voices are heard.  She recently retired from American Airlines where she served in various roles for close to 23 years, most recently managing DEI Learning & Development for the global organization. Anna has been married to her husband and best friend Mike for close to 37 years, and they have two amazing adult daughters, Ashley and Arielle.

Amy Orlov, Director, Professional Programs, Forté
Amy is the Director of Professional Programs at Forté, a role in which she introduces women to new ideas and deep networks.  She is constantly finding new ways to leverage and extend Forté's programming to provide additional impact for women in college, MBA and professional audiences.  Amy is also a co-author and architect of the Forté Allies for Gender Equity programming, which provides frameworks to help participants become stronger allies for women in the workplace.  Prior to Forté, Amy was the Director of Professional Education and Training at the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), managing a portfolio of onsite and online conferences, symposia and training events. Prior to that, Amy was the Director of the MBA Program Office and Student Services at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Throughout her career, Amy has also worked as an educational consultant, providing clients with program design and delivery, assessment and strategy input, and workshop facilitation and leadership program development. Amy holds a Master of Education from the University of Maryland, and a Master of Government and a B.A. in Communications from the University of Pennsylvania. She lives in Philadelphia with her human, canine, and feline daughters.

Patrice M. Palmer, Assistant Dean, Director of Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives, College of Business, Colorado State University
Patrice M. Palmer (they/them/their pronouns) calls both the Sea Islands of South Carolina and Detroit, Michigan home. Patrice is an award winning diversity, equity and inclusion educator as well as a fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts (RSA) of London.  Patrice is a TEDx speaker and intersectional leadership coach that combines cultural storytelling, academic theory along with personal narratives to create a new socio-cultural framework for challenging how DEI shows up in the workplace. Patrice is the inaugural Assistant Dean of Social & Cultural Inclusion and Director of J.D.E.& I. Initiatives in the College of Business at Colorado State University.

Marcus M. Stewart, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Associate Professor of Management, Bentley University
Marcus M. Stewart is the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Bentley University and an Associate Professor of Management with 23 years as a faculty member teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on leadership, workplace diversity, organizational change, human resource management, and organizational behavior. Dr. Stewart is a member of the editorial board of the Academy of Management Learning and Education and his current research focuses on leadership, teams, cross-cultural skill development, diversity and social justice. His research has been published in Human Resource Management, the Journal of Management and Journal of Applied Psychology, among other journals. Dr. Stewart earned his doctoral degree in Business Administration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and he is a double Falcon, having earned an M.B.A. (’95) and B.S. (’92) at Bentley.

Lucy Swedberg – SIIALucy Swedberg, Executive Editor & Senior Editorial Director, Harvard Business Publishing
Lucy Swedberg is Executive Editor and Senior Editorial Director at Harvard Business Publishing. She oversees a passionate content team that’s responsible for developing, evaluating, and curating active learning products (including cases, simulations, videos, and interactive exercises) for business classrooms around the globe. She also oversees the group’s Inspiring Minds and Faculty Lounge editorial channels, bringing teaching insights and best practices to professors and instructors worldwide.  Before joining HBP, Lucy was Executive Vice President and Publisher at Wellesley Information Services (WIS), a media, research, and events company that helps IT and business professionals succeed in their careers. She has served as a Board Member for the Specialized Information Publishers Association (SIPA). She holds an MBA from Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, a certificate in publishing and communications (CPC) from Harvard’s School of Continuing Education, and a bachelor’s degree in literature from Harvard College.

Dan Turner, Associate Dean, Master’s Programs, University of Washington – Foster School of Business
Dan serves as Teaching Professor of Marketing & International Business and Associate Dean at the University of Washington-Foster School of Business. Dan is an educator, curriculum architect, and consultant. He shares a strong passion for providing students of all backgrounds with inclusive, transformative learning experiences—both in the classroom and in the field—that accelerate their leadership development in a way that elevates their impact on the world.  At Foster Dan teaches courses in Strategic Marketing Management, Pricing, and Marketing of Innovations in various MBA and executive education programs. He has received numerous teaching awards at Foster and at his Ph.D. alma mater, the Kellogg School of Management. Those awards include the Foster School’s PACCAR Award for Teaching Excellence, a recognition that comes with the highest cash prize in North America for business educators. For the past 14 years he has served as the Associate Dean for Master’s Programs with full admissions, curriculum, operations, career management, and alumni relations oversight for Foster’s 7 MBA programs and 6 Specialized Master’s degrees. He has designed and executed leadership development programs for Amazon, Microsoft, Boeing, Esterline, the Gates Foundation, Hyundai Heavy Industries, SK Corporation, and a host of other world-class organizations across the globe. Dan serves as Board Chair at MBA Roundtable, is current Chair of the University of Washington Faculty Council on Information Technology and Cybersecurity, and is past Chair of the University of Washington’s Faculty Council on Teaching and Learning, a faculty governance body tasked with fostering excellence in teaching and learning across the University’s 3 campuses.

Elizabeth Umphress, Professor and Evert McCabe Endowed Fellow, University of Washington
Dr. Umphress is a Professor and the Evert McCabe Endowed Fellow at the University of Washington. She received her B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and her PhD in Organizational Behavior from Tulane University.  Under the rubric of social justice research, Dr. Umphress pursues three primary branches of inquiry: diversity, ethics and organizational justice. Dr. Umphress teaches Dynamics of Negotiations and Ethical Leadership to executive and masters students MBAs at the University of Washington. She has extensive consulting and executive education experience. She has conducted executive education programs for companies such as Microsoft. She specializes in teaching executives Inclusive Leadership, Strategic Communications and Negotiations, and Ethical Leadership. Her consulting work focuses on helping employees feel included, empowered, and more productive in the workplace. She has worked with companies such as NASA, Citigroup, and Lockheed Martin.  To date, in collaboration with co-authors, she has published thirty peer-reviewed research articles. Of these, thirteen are published in leading management journals in her field including one article in the Academy of Management Journal, two articles in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, six articles in the Journal of Applied Psychology, and four articles in Organization Science. Additionally, five of her articles are published in journals specific to her research area: Social Justice Research and Journal of Business Ethics.  With regard to teaching, she has received various teaching awards including the Hybrid MBA Excellence in Teaching Award (2020), Professor of the Year for Master of Science in Entrepreneurship (2019) and the Evening MBA (2014) programs. She is committed to teaching and mentoring doctoral students, exemplified by authoring sixteen publications with current or former doctoral students. She also provides important service to her profession, including being an Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Journal.

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