The Max M. Fisher College of Business Webinar Series

The Max M. Fisher College of Business Webinar Series

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Lifelong learning.

The Max M. Fisher College of Business Webinar Series is delivering the insights and tools that are helping our alumni, friends and partners navigate a dynamic and uncertain business climate.

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August 26Humanity in Leadership: Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Fallout from COVID-19, along with recent social unrest stemming from the tragic deaths of several Black members of underserved communities in America, has prompted local governments across the U.S. to formally recognize racism as a public health crisis. Tackling racism, however, requires definitive action.  

Join public health expert Dr. Angela Alston, DNP, chief diversity and inclusion officer and assistant professor of practice at The Ohio State University’s College of Nursing, in exploring ways in which businesses can be leaders and major players in dismantling formal structures, informal policies, and implicit biases in our nation's marketplace to improve the health of people of color.  


Angela AlstonAngela Alston, DNP, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Assistant Professor of Practice, College of Nursing, The Ohio State University

Dr. Angela Alston is an assistant professor and chief diversity officer (CDO) at The Ohio State University College of Nursing (CON). She holds dual certifications as a women’s health and family nurse practitioner and a doctor of nursing practice degree (DNP). Her DNP skillset allows for the translation of evidence into practice, creating innovative change that results in better patient outcomes and organizational cost savings.

As CDO, Dr. Alston leads strategic planning for the CON’s diversity, equity and inclusion portfolio, and she is a sought-after consultant on diversity-related topics including delivering implicit bias training university-wide. Dr. Alston has a passion for serving underrepresented populations and continues her clinical practice as a nurse practitioner at the Total Health and Wellness center at Ohio State East Hospital, a federally qualified health center owned by the College of Nursing.   

August 26, 2020
4 – 5 p.m. EDT

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Cynthia TurnerAll webinars are moderated by: Cynthia Turner (MA ’95, PhD ’96), Assistant Dean and Chief Diversity Officer

Cynthia W. Turner joined Fisher in 2013 as a senior lecturer of accounting. She currently serves on the leadership team at Fisher as the assistant dean and chief diversity officer. As a faculty member in the Department of Accounting and MIS, she teaches courses in cost and managerial accounting and accounting and information systems in the undergraduate and MAcc programs. Further, she teaches in Fisher's executive education program. As a researcher, Cynthia's scholarly work has been in the Journal of Accounting Research and the International Journal of Accounting.

In 2016, Cynthia created Project THRIVE, a diversity initiative designed to increase the underrepresented minority talent within the undergraduate program in the department. In 2018, she was honored for her success in doubling the diversity within the undergraduate program in two short years and was awarded the Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award by the university.


We strive to host events that are inclusive and accessible to everyone. If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in the webinar, please reach out to the Fisher staff member listed as the webinar’s contact. Requests made five business days in advance will generally allow us to provide seamless access. However, we will make every effort to meet requests made after this timeframe.