Based on the existing DPD Academy, this new pilot program offers graduate students the opportunity to engage with contemporary, multidisciplinary scholarship on difference, power, and oppression; critical pedagogies; and curriculum transformation. This program will provide graduate students who are current DPD course instructors or teaching assistants in DPD courses with a baseline of knowledge about theories of systemic inequities and intersectionality through the examination of how issues of difference, power, and oppression play out in their disciplines, and introduce graduate students to pedagogical tools to teach DPD courses through a critical pedagogical lens. The DPD Graduate Student Academy will be facilitated by DPD Postdoctoral Scholar, Dr. Kali Furman. 


While this program is open to all OSU graduate students, priority will be given to those graduate students who are current DPD course instructors or teaching assistants in DPD courses, or who are scheduled to teach such a course in the future. If there is sufficient room in the program, we will make space for additional graduate students who are interested in completing the Graduate Student DPD Academy.


All participants who complete the Graduate Student DPD Academy will recieve a stipend from the DPD Program.

Program Schedule 

The Graduate Student DPD Academy will take place in-person across five, three-hour meetings during the spring term with a cohort of 10-12 graduate students in Spring Term 2022: 

  • Session 1: Friday, April 8, 9am-Noon 

  • Session 2: Friday, April 15, 9am-Noon 

  • Session 3: Friday, April 22, 9am-Noon 

  • Session 4: Friday, April 29, 9am-Noon 

  • Session 5: Friday, May 6, 9am-Noon 

Apply Here 

Please complete the Qualtrics Survey Application.

Application due by March 11, 2022 

Contact Information 

If you have any questions or would like more information about this program please contact Kali Furman, DPD Postdoctoral Scholar.