Carolyn Princes

Carolyn Princes

Diversity Resource Specialists Especiale

P.O. Box 345 Indiana, PA 15701

About the Expert

Experienced in unjust cause, wrongful termination, and reinstatement case. Settling a discrimination law suit. Will provide legal research and consultation on discrimination concerns, settling a case, understanding the process, timelines, fling discrimination claims, completing and filing forms, gathering and providing supportive documents, the nature of testifying, negotiating and completing settlement agreements, administrative support and research, contract gathering, review, and negotiation, and issues of disability, multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusion.

Areas of Expertise

  • Discrimination
  • Employment and Human Resources

Expert's Profile

Dr. Carolyn Princes is an educator with 30 plus years in higher education administration, African American Studies, teaching, research, diversity, multiculturalism, inclusion, event and venue management, contract negotiations, disability services, elderly care, and real estate title examination, instruction and insurance. A long-term associate dean of students, director of an African American Cultural Center, and an inclusion and multicultural programming specialist who has designed and conducted faculty development and diversity workshops and programs, she has worked as a paralegal and for several governmental agencies and corporations and has traveled extensively, locally and internationally to promote diversity awareness and sensitivity.

She is the founder and chief diversity resource specialist for Diversity Resource Specialist Especiale, an educational and diversity consultant enterprise and the current president of Indiana County NAACP. She is also a guest teacher for the public school districts in her home area and director of Project GetSTEAM, a program to encourage 8-15 year old girls to enter the STEAM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math). She has an Ed.D in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Maryland and a M.ED. in Educational Administration and Supervision and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Illinois.

From training in general and women leadership, basic skills leadership, supervision, labor relations and intergroup tension, Title IX and FERPA, child abuse, multicultural programming, grant-writing, to contract negotiation, Dr. Princes works with local, state, and national officials, administrative and academic officers, and with non-for-profit groups. She is experienced in advocacy for students and the disenfranchised, contracts, grant-writing, cases of personal injury, unjust cause, wrongful termination, reinstatement, and settling a discrimination lawsuit and a personal injury case.

With many honors for her work, including the Athena International Leadership Award 2018 and Hilda Richards Tireless Commitment to Diversity, Carolyn Princes is the author of "Reimagining Destiny: Reflective Poems of a New Generation" (2018) and several publications. She will provide administrative, educational, and legal research and consultation on discrimination concerns, personal injury, issues of disability, diversity, multiculturalism and inclusion, fling discrimination claims, settling cases, understanding the process, nature of testifying, timeliness, completing and filing out forms, gathering and providing supportive documents, contract gathering, review, and negotiations, the nature of testifying, and completing settlement agreements. She is also listed in several Who's Who.

Personal Achievements

Education

  • Ed.D, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Maryland, College Park, MD M,Ed., Educational Administration and Supervision, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL B.S., Psychology, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL Certificate, Africana Studies, University of Ghana-Legon, West African and Georgetown University, USA

Licenses

  • PA Dept. of Education Emergency Teaching Permit #1087251; American Safety & Health Institute CPR, AED, and Basic First Aid, #Y5647; PA Dept. of Home Health Care and State Programs certificates (CSPPPD, COMMCARE, OBRA, PDA, ACT 150, ACW, Options, IDD); Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse, ACT 126, Certificate.
  • PA Dept. of Education Emergency Teaching Permit #1087251; American Safety & Health Institute CPR, AED, and Basic First Aid, #Y5647; PA Dept. of Home Health Care and State Programs certificates (CSPPPD, COMMCARE, OBRA, PDA, ACT 150, ACW, Options, IDD); Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse, ACT 126, Certificate.
  • PA Dept. of Education Emergency Teaching Permit #1087251; American Safety & Health Institute CPR, AED, and Basic First Aid, #Y5647; PA Dept. of Home Health Care and State Programs certificates (CSPPPD, COMMCARE, OBRA, PDA, ACT 150, ACW, Options, IDD); Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse, ACT 126, Certificate.
  • PA Dept. of Education Emergency Teaching Permit #1087251; American Safety & Health Institute CPR, AED, and Basic First Aid, #Y5647; PA Dept. of Home Health Care and State Programs certificates (CSPPPD, COMMCARE, OBRA, PDA, ACT 150, ACW, Options, IDD); Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse, ACT 126, Certificate.
  • PA Dept. of Education Emergency Teaching Permit #1087251; American Safety & Health Institute CPR, AED, and Basic First Aid, #Y5647; PA Dept. of Home Health Care and State Programs certificates (CSPPPD, COMMCARE, OBRA, PDA, ACT 150, ACW, Options, IDD); Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse, ACT 126, Certificate.

Special Training

  • CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training; Title IX, FERPA, and Active Shooter Training; Gang Violence Training; Preventing and Responding to Intergroup Tension; Labor Relations Training for Managers and Supervisors; Adult Literacy Tutor Training; Creating Unity from Diversity: Finding Our Commonalties, Respecting Our Differences; Plato Site Consultant Training; Leadership Skills for Women; Basic Skills Leadership Training; Qualtrics for Staff and Manager; and Recruitment, Retention, and Attrition Workshop.

Organizations

  • President, Indiana County NAACP; member PSEA and NEA; former Treasurer, Indiana AAUW; and past member, Board of Directors, McNair Scholars, National Assn. of Black Culture Centers, Chevy Chase Community Center, CareNet organization for the Elderly, Phi Kappa Delta Educational Fraternity, American Educational Research Association, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Journal Editorial Board, PBCOHE, and various higher education University Committees (University Senate, Budget, Academic Standards, Learning Outcomes, Disabled Student Services, Calendar, Liberal Studies Revision, Diversity Resources, Social Equity, Education Promise Plus, Best Practices in Multicultural Planning, Cue Equity Score Card, Fall Orientation, Care and Response Team -CART; Campus Climate/Safety, Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity, Equal Educational Opportunity, Student Affairs Leadership Team, and chair, Subcommittee on Multicultural Planning, Branch Student Success Team, and advisor and/or founder of several student groups).

Honors

  • Fellowship, NCBS, Inc., Georgetown University, and the University of Ghana-Legon, Ghana, West Africa. Athena International Leadership Award b2018 AAUW 2015 Notable Woman of the Year Hilda Richards Tireless Committee Diversity Outstanding Young Woman of America Award NACA First National Multicultural Award NACA Excellence in Programming, Award, co-recipient ABCC Long Distance Runner Award Certificate of Appreciation, Big Hearts, Little Hands, Bowl for Kid's Sake Employee of the Month, Resident Housing Association (RHA) Ebony and Ivory Outstanding Service and Leadership Award Trailblazer Award (student group) Outstanding Services Awards (various organizations and student groups) Faculty/Staff Special Recognition Awards (graduating diverse students) Certificate of Appreciation, Kiwanis Club of Indiana, Pennsylvania. Black Achiever Award (Black Opinion Magazine) First Lifetime Achievement Award (student NAACP) Unsung Hero Award (NAACP)

Publications

  • Addressing Race: George Floyd to do List, Hawkeye, 6/14/2020. Reimagining Destiny: Reflective Poems of a New Generation, Xlibris Publications (2018). "A Study of Administrators and Faculty Views of Curriculum Decisions in a Public and Private University: Implications for African American Achievement," (April 1997), ERIC Reproduction Systems, ED 401 841. "The Precarious Question of Black Culture Centers versus Multicultural Centers." In F. Hord (ed.) Black Culture Centers: The Politics of Survival. (2005), Third World Press, Chicago, IL, pp. 135-147. Also in ERIC Reproduction Services, October 1995, ED 383 273. "The Social and Political Dimensions of Achieving a Multicultural College Curriculum," (Princes C. etal), (February 1996, PBCOHE Journal, Vol. 11, pp. 4-26. Also, in Resources in Education, November 1995, ERIC Reproduction Services, ED 384 567. "My Experiences as Director of a Multicultural Center" (1994). In F. Obiakor (ed.) The Eight-Step Multicultural Approach: Teaching and Learning with a Smile. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publisher, pp. 24-25. "The Mission of American Education in the 21st Century," (1992). Paper published in the proceedings of the 1992 Annual Conference for the Advancement of Core Curriculum, P0003, Atlanta, Georgia, October 1992. Diversity and TRIO Programs: Implications from a Quantitative Study. San Diego, CA: Convention Recorders, 1992. "The Operational Model of Self-Concept Development of Black Students in Higher Education, (Princes, C., etal., 1989), Minority Voices, Volume 12, Number 1, pp. 53 - 55. "Disabled Students: An Area Specific Model of Self-Concept" (Princes, etal). In J. J. Van Putten (ed.). Reaching New Heights: Proceedings of the 1989 AHSSPPE Conference (pp. 35-50). Madison, WI: Omni Press, 1990. Also, in Convention Recorders, San Diego, CA, 1989. "Black Americans Struggles for Excellence in Education," Dimensions: ARC Monograph. A Biannual Publication of the Academic Research Committee, Rust College, Holly Springs, Mississippi. Volume 1, Number 2, spring 1988. pp. 23 - 31. Pending Publications: "Diversity Counts! Cultural Centers – Embracing the Old, Engaging the New" (book chapter, National ABCC, 2018). "Changing Narratives, Reflecting Destiny," Cissus Publication 2019. Cited in "Culture Centers and Higher Education: Perspectives on Identity, Theory, and Practice," Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, LLC, 2010.

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