My name is Wesley E. Heath, but most people call me Wes. I was born in Dallas, Texas, but I was raised in the rural state of Indiana. There I attended Manchester University (MU) where I earned a dual Bachelors degree in Sociology and Psychology. For graduate school I attended Ball State University (BSU) and earned my Masters in Sociology. I currently live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana working full-time at Louisiana State University (LSU) as the Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs. I am also a part-time PhD student at LSU pursuing my Doctorate in Higher Education Administration.
When I'm not at work, I love to travel. Seeing new places, exploring cultures, and finding interesting getaways helps me develop personally and professionally. One of my favorite places in the world is France. I have studied the French language for over six years, and I have been to France three times. I've also been on a road trip through the UK, and I've visited the second smallest country in the world, Monaco!
Advocacy. Sociology teaches compassion and understanding of diversity through theories like symbolic interaction, which understands meaning, values, and beliefs as attributes to unique cultures.
Education. In order for a sociologist to convey the importance of diversity and inclusion to others, sociologists must be able to teach efficiently and effectively through programming, trainings, and in the classroom.
This workshop is designed to spread awareness of challenges facing queer individuals, help you develop skills for effective allyship, and to increase your historical understanding of language and culture surrounding queerness.
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Sociology teaches good research practices. D&I requires constant research in order to stay up-to-date on the constantly changing diverse world. Not only is research an important tool for understanding new needs in the field, but it is also a powerful tool in assessing current programs and initiatives to see what is working and what needs improved.
Sociology teaches compassion and understanding of diversity through theories like symbolic interaction, which understands meaning, values, and beliefs as attributes to unique cultures.
In order for a sociologist to convey the importance of diversity and inclusion to others, sociologists must be able to teach efficiently and effectively through programming, trainings, and in the classroom.