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Connected Voices: Dr. Dawn Witherspoon-Hasib

When I first began the journey to start Connected Consultants, I asked myself who are the smart people in your life. The first person to come into my mind is Dr. Dawn Witherspoon- Hasib. She is one of the smartest people I know, and I have been chasing her shining start since I was born. I guess that is what little sisters do. Dawn is everything! She has multiple degrees, has been published several times, and is an awarding winning professor at Penn State. But all of this pales in comparison to the passion she has for helping her students and community. She works to help those around her find their voice, which we are all about. Get to know Dr. Witherspoon a little better by reading her profile below, and additional information is available in the Penn State academic directory here.


Tell me a little about yourself.

I am Dawn P. Witherspoon, a daughter, sister, partner, mother, and friend. As a lifelong learner, I am a college professor. I love community-engaged research and working with diverse families. I am a proud graduate of an HBCU, NCCU, and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

What made you support or work with Connected Consultants?

I wanted to support Deann's efforts, and I believe in the power of education. "Each one, teach one!" The collective expertise and talents of this group of women of color are boundless. I wanted to be a part of this movement.

Why should someone take your course?

Multiculturalism and cultural competency are essential skill sets to successfully navigate in today's society. These courses will help you on your journey to Multicultural competence, a never-ending process.

What are you learning right now?

I'm learning how to find a better balance and feed my soul.

What’s one fun or interesting fact that people don't know about you?

I like hiking and learning about other cultures.

Give your younger self one piece of career advice?

Don't be afraid to take risks and ask questions. You don't have to have all of the answers.

Dr. Witherspoon-Hasib’s first course, Introduction to Multicultural Competence, is available on our learning platform today. It is the first in a series of courses that we will release over the course of the year. Come along on this journey of multicultural competency with us!

Click here to access the learning platform. Go to the course catalog and filter for custom courses. Use coupon code LEARNNOW for 20% off your course.

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