Amir Hedayati

Assistant Professor, OILS
University of New Mexico-Main Campus


Amir Hedayati is an Assistant Professor at the Organization, Information & Learning Sciences at the University of New Mexico. His research seeks to answer the question of how we can improve ethical decision-making among professionals through understanding their ethical judgment processes. He is also interested in how we can cultivate educational environments to develop professionals who are more inclusive in their practice. Hedayati has received his PhD degree in Human Resource Development from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At UNM, he teaches multiple courses including Program Evaluation, Ethics and Diversity Training in the Workplace, and Theory and Practice of Organizational Learning.

Conference Topic:

Words have meaning and consequences


Stereotyping Students and Students Stereotyping


A stereotype, either positive or negative, is an erroneous generalization of a social group. It is a preconceived idea that attributes certain characteristics to all members of a social group; while at the same time, does not take into account of individual differences. In this session, we will discuss the two forms and two sources of stereotype, explore the impacts of stereotypes on a student and demonstrate how an instructor can intervene and help students to nurture their friendship.

Other Speakers on this presentation:

Julia Wai-Yin So

Heather Sweetser

Soledad Garcia-King