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Dr. Jennifer L. Eberhardt

Dr. Jennifer L. Eberhardt

Class of 1984 BHS Graduate

  • Author of the New York Times bestseller, Biased, Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice that shapes what we see, think, and do
  • Award-winning social psychologist and one of the world’s leading experts on unconscious bias
  • Professor of psychology at Stanford University
  •  2014 MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant recipient
  • Elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Named one of Foreign Policy‘s 100 Leading Global Thinkers
  • Co-founder and co-director of SPARQ (Social Psychological Answers to Real-World Questions), a Stanford Center that brings together researchers and practitioners to address significant social problems

Dr. Jennifer L. Eberhardt works with Beachwood Staff and Students

Unconscious Bias Professional Development

Dr. Eberhardt led our November 2, 2019, full-day staff inservice
Primary Topics
  • Impact of Bias and Difference
  • Bias in the Workplace & Criminal Justice System
  • Ways to Disrupt Bias
  • Managing Diversity
  • Color Blindness Strategy
District administrators also led staff through DiversityEDU workshops to establish and expand staff's knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion topics and terminology.
  • Engaging Comfortably with Difference
  • Defining Diversity
  • Microaggressions
  • Power Dynamics
  • Responding to Microaggressions
  • Assumptions and Stereotypes
  • Searching for Similarities
Separately, Dr. Eberhardt met with Beachwood Schools administration, Mayor Horwitz, and Beachwood City Council to discuss partnering to reduce bias in our community.