Temple Thought Leaders

 Andrea Vassar wearing glasses and standing in front of a sign that is blurred.
Accessibility before and after the pandemic
Type: News Story
Temple’s director of Disability Resources and Services talks about how returning to campus may impact students with disabilities.
July 28, 2021
New laws set to level collegiate playing field
Type: News Story
Thilo Kunkel discusses his name, image and likeness research and its impact.
July 8, 2021
Jennifer Pollitt standing in front of a concrete building, wearing a white t-shirt.
Why aromantic and asexual people belong in LGBTQIA+ community
Type: News Story
Professor of gender, sex and sexuality discusses the positive impact aromantics and asexuals make on the LGBTQIA+ community.
July 6, 2021
Tiffenia Archie smiling in the Student Center
Ensuring everyone has an opportunity to dance
Type: News Story
Temple’s Tiffenia Archie discusses why inclusion is a priority on campus.
May 26, 2021
Temple University professor Jamie Fader
How being labeled as a superpredator has impacted a generation of Black and Hispanic men
Type: News Story
Temple Criminal Justice Professor Jamie Fader examined the fallout from the superpredator label.
April 20, 2021
Temple University professor Nguyễn Thị Điểu in Vietnam.
Attacks on the Asian American community are tied to a history of racism and prejudice
Type: News Story
Nguyễn Thị Điểu, an associate professor of history, explains how anti-Asian violence is rooted in a history of prejudice.
April 13, 2021
Judith A. Levine, professor at Temple University and the director of the Public Policy Lab.
Why are women still earning less than men?
Type: News Story
Judith A. Levine, associate professor sociology, explains why women are disproportionately affected by poverty.
March 17, 2021
Valerie Harrison and Kathryn Peach D'Angelo
Exploring the best way to bring up Black children in white families and communities
Type: News Story
Valerie Harrison, the president’s senior advisor for equity, diversity and inclusion, and Kathryn Peach D’Angelo, assistant vice president for administration and planning, discuss “Do Right By Me,” their new book about raising Black children in white spaces.
February 3, 2021
Nyron Crawford, professor of political science at Temple University.
The impact of Black athlete activism
Type: News Story
A Temple professor expands our understanding of the impact of Black athlete activism on Black public opinion and political action.
December 16, 2020
Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon
Challenging systemic racism through theater
Type: News Story
Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon, an associate professor of theater studies and playwriting, explains how art can help audiences confront issues of race and racism.
December 3, 2020
Assistant Professor of Political Science Michael Sances
Issues of racial injustice have helped shape the 2020 presidential election
Type: News Story
Assistant Professor of Political Science Michael Sances discusses how issues of racial injustice have influenced the campaigns.
October 14, 2020
David Love
Uprise Online: Professor discusses social movements in the digital age
Type: News Story
Klein Professor David Love shares his expertise around racial injustice and how it plays out on social media today.
September 16, 2020
a professor in a yellow shirt standing before a window.
Reimagining the role of police in society through research
Type: News Story
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Ajima Olaghere discusses her scholarship on policing and communities.
September 2, 2020
Linn Washington
‘We’ve been here before’: Journalism professor discusses covering racism, protests and police brutality
Type: News Story
Linn Washington Jr., a professor of journalism, has been covering systemic racism since the 1970s.
August 25, 2020
A portrait of Molefi Kete Asante
Racial injustice has been fuelled by centuries of prejudiced hierarchies
Type: News Story
Molefi Kete Asante, chair of Africology and African American Studies, looks at the historical context of the George Floyd protests.
July 23, 2020
Tara Tripp
National protests emphasize need for criminal justice reform
Type: News Story
Temple professor talks about the need for criminal justice reform in the U.S., highlighting the value of well-funded reentry programs.
July 23, 2020
A portrait of David Brown
The national conversation on race is an opportunity to push for greater inclusion
Type: News Story
Klein College’s first diversity advisor to the office of the dean discusses diversity, equity and inclusion.
July 2, 2020
Gregory Anderson
Systemic racism has led to education disparities
Type: News Story
Dean Gregory Anderson outlines how race and socioeconomic status impacts access to educational opportunities in the U.S.
June 25, 2020