For Immediate Release—Wednesday, April 18, 2007


Mary E. McCrank

Media Relations Officer

(585) 245-5516

SUNY Geneseo Provost Kate Conway-Turner Selected to Serve on Editorial Board of New Higher Education Publication

GENESEO, N.Y.—State University of New York at Geneseo Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Kate Conway-Turner has been selected to serve on the editorial board of a new publication about higher education.

The "Journal of Diversity in Higher Education" is a collaboration of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE). Launching in 2008, the quarterly journal will offer research findings, theory and promising practices which guide the efforts of institutions of higher education in the pursuit of inclusive excellence.

"I look forward to serving on the editorial board of this important journal addressing issues of diversity in higher education," said Conway-Turner. "Enhancing diversity efforts within and outside the classroom, creating a diverse and welcoming climate and modeling a community that understands how diversity enriches all societies are important issues for Geneseo and all institutions of higher education.  This journal will provide a wonderful forum to advance our discussions on diversity from research, empirical and theoretical perspectives."

Conway-Turner, of Brighton, N.Y., earned her bachelor's degree in microbiology, her master's in psychology, and her doctorate in psychology from the University of Kansas. Her areas of specialization include adult development and aging, African/African-American family development (both mental and physical health), and women and intergenerational relationships. She joined Geneseo in 2004.

Multidisciplinary in perspective, the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education will publish empirical research, promising practices and policies, commentaries and critiques and book reviews which support efforts to transform institutions; inspire colleagues; engage campus, governmental, and private sector leaders; and articulate culturally competent outcomes. More information can be found at

The APA is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the U.S. and is the largest association of psychologists in the world. The NADOHE is the principal organization of the chief and senior diversity officers in higher education institutions.