The CLAS Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion comprises eleven voting members: five representatives selected by the CLAS Faculty Assembly, including at least one instructional-track faculty member and one tenure-track faculty member; two representatives selected by the CLAS Staff Council; and four members appointed by the CLAS Dean’s Office, including one faculty member (instructional-track, clinical-track, or tenure-track), one undergraduate student, one graduate student, and an associate director from CLAS Academic Programs and Student Development. Dr. Liz Mendez-Shannon chairs the committee and serves as an ex-officio non-voting member.
The committee meets on a monthly basis during the academic year and, once a year, provides a report to the Dean and the Faculty Assembly about the state of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the College.
We welcome ideas, questions, and feedback from all of our students, faculty, and staff.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. One of our committee members will reply.
CLAS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee:
Alicia Ambler, Associate Professor of Instruction, English as a Second Language
Andrew Boge, Graduate Student, Department of Communication Studies
Caroline Clay, Theatre Arts
Jose Fernandez, Latina/o/x Studies
Mark Fullenkamp, CLAS Technology Services
Kira Louvar, Undergraduate Student, School of Social Work
Ryan Kinser, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics
Jen Knights, Marketing and Community Engagement Specialist, School of Social Work
Gabriella McDermott, Dean's Office Operations Specialist
Liz Mendez-Shannon, DEI Director
Emily Mozena, Associate Professor of Instruction, Health and Human Physiology
Jane Nachtman, Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Dylan Nice, Lecturer, Rhetoric
Christine Rutledge, Professor, School of Music
Sara Sanders, Dean, CLAS
Scott Shaw, Associate Professor, Chemistry
Denise Szecsei, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science
Eric Vazquez, Assistant Professor, Department of American Studies and Latina/o/x Studies Program
Elizabeth Walker, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Deborah Whaley, Professor, Departments of American Studies and African American Studies