Disrupting Unconscious Bias in Recruitment and Hiring

October 10, 2019
College Center Multi-Purpose Room
RSVP by October 3

This workshop helps participants establish a foundation for understanding how implicit or unconscious bias impacts decision-making in everyday situations and particularly in such as recruitment and hiring. The session also brings awareness to various types of bias and how to disrupt them in the decision-making process. Participants are asked to take at least two online Implicit Association Tests (IAT) prior to the workshop (results are private to participant only).

Limited to 20 participants.

Edward Pittman ’82
Senior Associate Dean of the College for Professional Development


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About the Presenter

Edward Pittman ’82
Senior Associate Dean of the College for Professional Development

Edward Pittman ’82 directed campus diversity offices at Vassar for 28 years before taking on responsibilities for professional development within the Dean of the College division in 2018. As a dean and supervisor, he has recruited/hired numerous administrators and support staff with the goal of creating talented and diverse teams.

He serves on the executive board and is a founding member of the Consortium on High Achievement and Success (CHAS), a consortium of liberal arts colleges devoted to building inclusive campuses for students and employees. Recently appointed as a Peer Evaluator for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Pittman has a doctorate in Higher Education Administration and has consulted on equity and inclusion with Vassar student leaders, administrative offices, faculty, and numerous colleges.