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Regina Dixon-Reeves, PhD to Deliver Bowman Lecture

Regina Dixon-Reeves, PhD

"One Size Won't Fit All: The Need for Diverse Mentoring Models In and Beyond Academic Medicine"

Thursday, July 11, 2013
5:30–6:30 pm
Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM), 4th Floor Atrium
5758 S. Maryland Avenue

June 26, 213 — Dr. Regina Dixon-Reeves is the Faculty Diversity/Development Specialist for the University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences. In this role, she provides administrative support to the Associate Dean for Diversity and the BSD Faculty Dean; oversees diversity and inclusion programs, initiatives, and strategic planning; manages the day-to-day operations of major continuing education and faculty development programs; and works collaboratively with the offices in the Pritzker School of Medicine and the University Provost’s Office. 

Dr. Reeves is a past president (2009-2010) and current treasurer of the Association of Black Sociologists and has served as chair of the Professional Development Committee for that organization for 14 years. She is a member of the editorial board of Issues in Race & Society: An Interdisciplinary Global Journal and an executive board member of the Illinois College Access Network. Prior to her current position, Dr. Reeves served as an adjunct professor at Chicago State University where she taught undergraduate courses in Race & Ethnicity, Diversity, Family, Deviance, and Qualitative Research Methods. She was the Education Program Officer for the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation where she oversaw an annual budget of $2 million dollars. She served as Assistant Director of Programs and Personnel in the Department of Postsecondary Education for the Chicago Public Schools where she oversaw program development and implementation in 120+ Chicago Public School high schools and managed 75+ central office and school staff. She was also Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Governors State University; Education Program Officer for the Joyce and Field Foundations in Illinois; and Survey Researcher for Abt Associates and the National Opinion Research Center. 

Dr. Reeves has a doctorate in Sociology with a concentration in Higher Education from the University of Chicago. Her areas of expertise include mentoring of early career faculty and graduate students, strategies that increase academic productivity, and student support programs that increase college retention of first generation students. She has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Marquette University. She is a 34-year member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.  Her greatest legacies, though, are her children – Camille Jasmine (21) and Kendall Landry (20).

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