Posted on: September 18, 2015

Dr. Jaime Lester to Address “Civility in Higher Education” at VFF Event

Dr. Jaime Lester to Address “Civility in Higher Education” at VFF Event

Virginia International University’s School of Education welcomes all to attend the October session of the Fall 2015 Voices from the Field (VFF) speaker series. This month’s guest speaker, Dr. Jaime Lester, an associate professor at George Mason University, will deliver a presentation titled “Fostering Civility in Higher Education.”

Thursday, October 1, 2015
3:30-4:30 PM
Village Drive Conference Room

4401 Village Drive
Fairfax, VA  22030

Dr. Lester maintains an active research agenda that examines: gender equity in higher education; retention and transfer of community college students; non-positional leadership; and organizational change. She has published articles in the Community College Journal of Research and PracticeCommunity College ReviewJournal of Higher EducationLiberal EducationNational Women’s Studies Association JournalReview of Higher Education, and NEA: Thought & Action. She serves on the editorial board of Community College Review. Dr. Lester has four books on gendered perspectives in community colleges, family-friendly policies in higher education, ways to restructure higher education to promote collaboration, and grassroots leadership and change in higher education. She is currently completing a book on workplace bullying in higher education.

This event is free and open to all VIU students, staff, and faculty, as well as members of the surrounding community.

To learn more about participating in VFF, please contact Mr. Kevin Martin at Follow us on social media @SEDatVIU and @TESOLVIU and visit the School of Education’s website at

Previous VFF event recordings can be found here.