Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

“A 21st Century Model of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion”

Presented by James Felton III
October 12, 2023 7-8pm EST
Free Zoom Course
1 CE


James Felton III

James Felton III is the inaugural Vice President for Inclusive Excellence at The College of New Jersey. Previously, he was the Chief Diversity Officer at State University of New York at Cortland, and he served as the inaugural Chief Diversity Officer at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, MD. He also served as the inaugural Director of Intercultural Affairs at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC.

Recognized as a national leader and scholar-practitioner in the field of diversity in higher education, Felton has contributed to the development of several diversity and strategic plans including the University of Wisconsin’s Plan 2008 (Green Bay campus). He has managed several scholarship and mentoring programs for underrepresented students at a number of selective private liberal arts colleges and state-system universities across the country; and he has collaborated with corporate, nonprofit and federal agencies and NGOs to promote international programs and initiatives on diversity and social justice. He is the co-author of the book Inclusive Directions: The Role of the Chief Diversity Officer in Community College Leadership.

A frequent conference and workshop presenter, Felton has been a member of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education since 2021. Previously, he served as a member of the National Advisory Council for the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity from 2015-2017. He served as the project team leader on behalf of Anne Arundel Community College’s participation in the Committing to Equity and Inclusive Excellence: Campus-Based Strategies for Student Success project sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) from 2015-2017. In 2016, he participated in the White House Convening on Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education, sponsored by the White House Domestic Policy Council in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education.

Felton completed his BA and MS degrees from McDaniel College in Psychology and Education Administration. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Global Leadership from Indiana Institute of Technology.

Course Description:
This virtual session will focus on meaningful strategies and actions to assist professionals in delivering on their diversity, equity, and inclusion commitments.

Course Objectives:
After this session, participants should be able to:
1. Learn about the evolution and history of diversity in the United States.
2. Learn the difference between diversity, equity, and inclusion.
3. Understand the importance of representation in the healthcare industry.
4. Explore ways to improve diversity to ensure the best possible care for all patients.

ada CERP

Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider approved by American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.


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* has no relevant financial relationships to disclose


Members of the CE planning committee have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Please contact Dr. Michael Roseff 954-292-0440 for any technical concerns for Zoom Meeting