Craig Mourton

Craig Mourton

Craig Mourton Received his B.S in Education from Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State), completed 20 hours towards an M.S. in Guidance and Counseling at Missouri State and received his Master of Professional Studies in Humanistic and Multicultural Education from SUNY New Paltz.

Prior to coming to FDU, he was the Assistant Director of College Activities at SUNY New Paltz. In addition to experience in student activities, he has also worked in residence life at both SUNY New Paltz and SUNY Geneseo. He is certified in conflict mediation and has been active in mediation at the university and community level. He has also completed training in Non-Violent Communication and with the National Coalition Building Institute. Areas of specialty include Ally Development, Ethical Leadership, Leadership for Social Change and the Relational Model of Leadership Development. He currently is also adjunct faculty for the Master of Administrative Science program at FDU (teaching Organizational Communication and Conflict Resolution) as well as the Graduate Sports Administration program (teaching Organizational and Team Development). Having played the double bass for more than 35 years, he also enjoys freelancing with local orchestras and is on the board of the Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra.


White Gay Male Privilege in the Higher Education Workplace: The Journey of Lessons Learned

Does privilege exist in the higher education workplace for gay white males? In this session the presenter will share his own personal experiences in higher education. He will discuss what he has learned from other gay white men in higher education as well as what the research states on this topic. Finally,  the session participants will engage in group work that will help them examine their own feelings about privilege and how we can best understand this concept with the hopes of minimizing its impact.

“Yeah, But I’m MARGINALIZED too!” Navigating our roles as allies & social justice partners from opposite sides of the spectrum.

Have you ever offended another by comparing your struggle with theirs and were surprised that you did so? In this session, the presenters will review basic tenets of ally development, discuss personal missteps that they have made over their own journey’s as well as facilitate an honest supportive conversation on how we can better communicate as allies and social justice partners.