Vision Series: Eden King to Discuss Diversity in the Workplace

Posted: November 8, 2011 at 9:55 am

By Erin Cushing

Eden King. Creative Services photo

“The Science of Diversity at Work,” a presentation by Mason associate professor Eden King, continues the 2011-12 Vision Series at Mason on Monday, Nov. 14.

King, a member of the Psychology Department and recipient of the 2011 Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award, will give her talk in the Center for the Arts on the Fairfax Campus at 7 p.m. The event is free and no tickets are required.

King will explore in her lecture a deceptively simple question: What happens when people from two different backgrounds have to work together? New social science findings propose unique opportunities for diverse employees, and employers can capitalize on the many benefits of diversity, King says.

King’s presentation will illustrate research on the modern workplace experiences of workers from a wide range of ethnic, religious, age and gender groups. Strategies for enhancing interaction between diverse individuals will also be discussed.

King earned a PhD in industrial-organizational psychology from Rice University, and she joined Mason’s faculty in 2006. Read more about King and her work in this article, which originally appeared in the Mason Spirit.

The lecture will be followed by an informal reception with refreshments.

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