HRT-410 students with Brett Heising at the Downtown Hilton Hotel in Knoxville, Tennessee.

“We Live in a Vertically Biased World”

In February, I was privileged to spend a week lecturing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I’d like to thank Assistant Professor Stefanie Benjamin, PhD for the opportunity. Her energy and passion are contagious and surpassed only by the knowledge she imparts on her students. The post below originally appeared as part of Tourism RESET, Read more…

Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle

Sadly, handicapped remain invisible to many

The column below originally appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle on September 15, 2017. Its author, Nitza Agam, shared it with me because “it is not often our voices are heard, and after this exchange with a rude person, I felt I had to make it known and provide a glimpse for others about daily Read more…


Acknowledging Built-In Bias

In this guest post, Anthea Marley offers a thought-provoking perspective about how each of us can overcome bias. Okay first things first. I already know what you are thinking. “I don’t have racial bias; my best friend is xyz … I don’t have gender bias; I was raised by hardworking a single mom. I don’t Read more…