Garcia Ana MariaDr. Ana María García

Associate Professor and Chair of Sociology

Dr. García received her B.A. from Drew University in New Jersey and her doctorate in clinical psychology from Hahnemann University. Prior to joining Arcadia she served as Senior Staff Psychologist and Director of Training at the Child Psychiatry Center in Philadelphia, and as Senior Consultant, Project Coordinator, and Director of Client Services for Eclipse Consultant Group, an organization that developed and conducted diversity training in higher education, business, healthcare, and school settings. Dr. García's professional presentations and publications focus on diversity issues, including issues of race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation.

Recent Publications and Presentations

  • García, A.M. (2007). "Expanding the Definition of Multiculturalism: A personal Reflection." Diversity & Democracy.
  • García, A.M. (April 2007). "A feminist model for diversity and change: Continuing the dialogue & healing the rift." Presented at the Leadership Institute, Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.
  • García, A.M. & Pinsky, D. (March 2007). "Teaching in the Post-Racist Classroom." Presented at the Eastern Sociological Society annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Shultz, N., Shultz, J., & García, A.M. (August 14, 2007). "Social order, structural violence, and social justice: Dealing with student resistance in classes on diversity." Presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, New York City, New York.
  • García, A.M. & Ravitch, S. (February 2006). "Empowerment through Developing Critical Self-Knowledge in Cross-Positional Dialogue." Presented at the Columbia Teachers College Roundtable, New York, NY.
  • García, A.M. (November, 2006). "Feminist Teaching as Social Activism." Presented at the Association for Women in Psychology meeting.
  • García, A.M., Gillem, A., Szwajkowski, D., & West, L. (2005). "Irritating, Supporting & Representing: Reflections of faculty and students of color." In, Peters-Davis, Norah and Shultz, Jeffrey, Editors. Challenges of Multicultural Education: Teaching and Taking Diversity Courses. Boulder, Colorado: Paradigm Publishers.
  • García, A.M. (1999). "Multiculturalism: an 'as if' phenomenon." International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, v.12, no.3.

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