As a department, we seek to welcome and elevate all members of our academic community by fostering an active environment that celebrates our differences and commonalities. We aspire to ensure that all members of our department feel respected and championed for their true individuality. Our diversity enhances the educational, research, and service goals we seek through the reflection of multiple perspectives. We work intentionally to support our members’ access to and inclusion in our activities to most effectively prepare them to engage in society.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee furthers these goals. The committee includes representatives from undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, non-tenured and tenured faculty, and staff. The committee reaches out to the community for input, organizes educational events, facilitates inclusive social gatherings, and provides resources related to diversity, equity, and inclusion issues.
Current Committee Members Include:
Timothy Wencewicz (faculty, chair)
Sophia Hayes (faculty)
Thomas Bakupog (lecturer)
Michaela Schwaiger-Haber (postdoctoral research associate)
Shawn Ballard (communications specialist)
Natalia Gutierrez (grad student)
Maddie Jackstadt (grad student)