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Dr. Rita Cameron Wedding
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Dr. Rita Cameron Wedding
Professor of Women's Studies and Ethnic Studies
Sacramento State University

Rita Cameron Wedding, Ph.D. is a professor of Women’s Studies and Ethnic Studies at Sacramento State University (California). Dr. Cameron Wedding’s curriculum, Implicit Bias: Impact on Decision-Making, has been used to train judges, public defenders and practitioners in child welfare, juvenile justice, law enforcement and leaders in workforce education across the country since 2005.

Between 2016 and 2019 Dr. Cameron Wedding provided the following implicit bias presentations on workforce education for the Washington State Centers of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology, Construction, and Careers in Education: keynote speeches for the EmPower Leadership Conference for Women in the Trades (2016 and 2017); implicit Bias workshop for workforce faculty, deans, administrators, continuing education directors, apprenticeship coordinators, human resource and foundation personnel (2017); implicit bias webinar (2017); co-presented implicit bias workshop with Center Directors, at the 2018 NCWE annual conference; and lead facilitator for two Implicit Bias Training Institutes for workforce professionals from the Washington State Community and Technical College system (2019).

Dr. Cameron Wedding’s other trainings on diversity, inclusion and hiring in colleges and universities includes workshops at UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and a year long training program for staff and faculty at Solano Community College in California.

As a faculty for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), Dr. Cameron Wedding has trained judges in court improvement initiatives in over 40 states. In 2010 Dr. Cameron Wedding was featured in the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP) website which showcased her work for “content, expertise and platform excellence.” She was also a consultant for the Annie E. Casey Foundation, one of the largest child advocacy foundations in the U.S. In 2013 in response to the U.S. Department of Justice’s 3-year investigation and findings of civil rights violations, Dr. Cameron Wedding led a training team of 5 experts to provide implicit bias training to the entire Shelby County (Memphis TN) Juvenile Court.

As a Fulbright Scholar Dr. Cameron Wedding conducted research in Tanzania and South Africa. She presented on a national talk radio in Johannesburg and Cape Town South Africa, taught at the United Nations University for Peace in Costa Rica and the United Nations University International Leadership Institute Conference on the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict in Amman Jordan. In 2014 she delivered a talk at an international conference in Athens Greece, in 2017 she participated on a faculty panel at the City University of Hong Kong.

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