Hidden Diversity: Secondary Dimensions of Diversity for Professional Belonging

February 17, 2021
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. ET

Hosted by the Student Services Personnel SIG

Discussions of diversity and inclusion tend to center on areas related to age, physical abilities, ethnicity and race, sexual orientation, and gender, all important primary dimensions of diversity. However, this focus may overlook less visible forms of diversity in our students, faculty, and staff, including ideology, values, education, experiences, economic background, first-generation and non-traditional college students, veterans, and more. These comprise the secondary dimensions of diversity. This webinar will explore these hidden facets of diversity within our academic organizations, discuss the impact these have within our academic communities, and identify potential avenues to better support these towards greater belonging. 


  1. Distinguish between primary and secondary dimensions of diversity in the pharmacy Academy.
  2. Discuss the impact of hidden diversity on pharmacy students, staff, and faculty. 
  3. Discuss both personal and institutional strategies to better support the pharmacy academic community to leverage secondary dimensions of diversity towards greater belonging.


Matthew Yacobucci, Pharm.D., BCOP
Assistant Professor
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences


Evan Williams, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCACP
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Roseman University of Health Sciences

David G. Fuentes, PharmD, MSOL, SHRM-CP, EdD.c.
Academic Consulting and Leadership Coach