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Inclusive Excellence Scholar Residency

Inclusive Excellence Scholar Residency

Each academic year, The Office of Diversity and Inclusion welcomes a distinguished guest to campus for a multi-day series of events. The Inclusive Excellence Scholar Residency (IESR) assists the University of Dayton community to achieve a more robust integrated approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion that

  • builds on existing efforts across campus
  • operates in a strategic, evidenced-based and data-driven manner
  • underscores the importance of comprehensive outcomes assessments and strong accountability measures.

The overarching topic of each IESR lays a thematic foundation that shapes and informs diversity, equity and inclusion professional development and education opportunities for faculty, staff, and administrators for the academic year. 

2023-2024 IESR Speaker

Dr. Emily Kazyak

Tuesday, September 26 - Wednesday, September 27, 2023


Emily Kazyak is an award-winning sociologist who studies sexuality in American culture, politics, and law.

She has researched topics ranging from the evolution of laws regulating marriage and parenthood to the family relationships of individuals who identify within the LGBTQ community.

She was recently awarded the Early Career Award from the American Sociological Association Sexualities Section. 

Emily is currently an Associate Professor and Graduate Chair of Sociology & Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she teaches courses in law, social theory, and LGBTQ studies.


Office of Diversity and Inclusion

St. Mary's Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1626