Wednesday Lunch Talk: Seeking Beyond the Eighth Horizon: Sharing Experiences with Diversity and Equity Work—With Video Recording

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
12-1 PM
WATCH: Seeking Beyond the Eighth Horizon: Sharing Experiences with Diversity and Equity Work

Photo of Kristin HockerIn this talk Kristin Hocker, Ed.D. (W ’15) will share her experiences and insights as a facilitator, helping to advance the practice of equity, both within the University and extending beyond the University borders as a contractor and starting her dba, Eighth Horizon Training and Consulting.

Kristin Hocker is an assistant professor of clinical nursing, co-specialty director of the Health Care Organization Management and Leadership (HCM) program, and the School of Nursing’s deputy Title IX coordinator, undertaking responsibility for the prompt and fair handling of sex-based harassment or misconduct complaints.

Before joining the School of Nursing full time in 2019, she spent the previous 13 years as an organizational development specialist in the University of Rochester Department of Human Resources, where she coordinated the UR Safe Space program and facilitated workshops on implicit bias and micro aggressions, cultural humility, and other topics that address the concept of inclusion as practice. In addition, she taught part-time in the HCM program (where she continues to teach). She has also served as an adjunct faculty member at the Warner School of Education, The College at Brockport, and MCC. She is also a part of the faculty team teaching leadership development to fellows in the UR LEND (Leadership Education for Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities) program.

Hocker earned a doctorate in higher education in 2015 from the Warner School, and received her bachelor’s degree in food service management and master’s in training and instructional design from Rochester Institute of Technology.

For disability-related accommodations, please contact Mary Judge Diegert at (585) 275-2454 or email

The Warner School of Education hosts weekly lunch talks on most Wednesdays during the Spring and Fall Semesters. 

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