University of Delaware

Our Network & Partners

Advancing the mission of UD takes all members of the community.

UD Collaboration

Embracing and advancing diversity is an institutional value and academic priority. As you know, diversity is a core value of the educational experience here at UD. We want diversity to be both a compositional and intellectual enterprise in order to foster a more inclusive, engaged and welcoming campus.

 

  • Who We Are

    Race, gender, age, ethnicity, physical considerations, religion, sexual orientation

  • How We Lead

    Learning, teaching, sharing, acceptance, understanding, innovation, results-driven, integrity

  • What We’ve Learned

    Educational background, work experience, beliefs, family situation, geographic background, job assignments

  • How We Interact

    Accountability, appreciation, respect, empowerment, teamwork, openness, positive change, flexibility, opportunity, inclusion, work/life balance, community/business outreach

Below you will find a list and description of change agents who are connected to the diversity network.

Advance IT

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“The University of Delaware has received a prestigious National Science Foundation ADVANCE grant to enhance racial and gender diversity in our faculty. Diversity is a bedrock value at the University of Delaware because it strengthens and enriches us all. We are dedicated to ensuring that every voice is heard, every viewpoint considered, every value respected.” — Patrick Harker, President, University of Delaware.

While the number of women earning science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) doctoral degrees has increased over the past two decades in the United States, women, especially women of color, continue to be significantly underrepresented in STEM academic positions. Moreover, their advancement to senior professorial ranks and leadership roles lags behind men’s. This underrepresentation of women is a critical issue for the nation as the need to develop a globally competitive and diverse workforce increases.

The National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE program is aimed at increasing not only the representation but also the advancement of women in academic STEM careers through systemic change. This federal investment in ADVANCE programs demonstrates that diversity is a nationally recognized value.

In 2014, the University of Delaware received a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant to effect large-scale comprehensive change and serve as a locus for research on gender equity and institutional transformation for academic STEM.

The objectives of UD ADVANCE are to

• Improve departmental microclimates for women faculty, especially women of color;
• Educate, mentor and support women STEM faculty, especially women post-tenure and women of color;
• Increase the transparency of policies, procedures and practices that affect faculty careers and enhance institutional data gathering, analysis and presentation; and
• Coordinate actions and discussions of diversity across the campus.

 Learn more at the Advance IT website.

Center for Teaching & Learning

Center for Teaching & Learning

The Center for Teaching & Assessment of Learning (CTAL) supports the University of Delaware community of educators by fostering high quality teaching, learning, and assessment practices. Rose Muravchick, Assistant Director of the CTAL serves as a liaison between the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and UD classrooms, fulfilling the following role: (1) co-create programs and opportunities for faculty to understand and possibly adopt culturally responsive, equitable and engaging teaching practices (2) coordinate efforts to understand what is happening in the classrooms to improve climate and facilitate productive conversations about diversity and equity and (3) develop ways to highlight positive pedagogical efforts related to inclusion and equity.

 

Center for the Study of Diversity

Center for the Study of Diversity

Center for the Study of Diversity

The mission of the Center for the Study of Diversity (CSD) is to promote academic research and scholarship that facilitate dialogues about and understanding of the social and academic impact of diversity. The Center brings a broadly interdisciplinary focus to its activities, projects, programs, and publications on research and analysis, training, public scholarship, community projects, and information dissemination. Check out the CSD Blog.

Chief Diversity Advocates

Chief Diversity Advocates

Chief Diversity Advocates are part of this diversity network. A slightly re-engineered position, Chief Diversity Advocates (CDA) or Chief Diversity Leader (CDL) provide advocacy to students, faculty, and staff in key areas of diversity, as well as create opportunities for education and discussion around issues of diversity in their college. CDAs serve on the Executive Council for Diversity in your college; Coordinate diversity efforts in your college—serving as a liaison between the Dean’s Office and Departments; Help to build, implement, and sustain diversity initiatives in your college for faculty, students, and staff as it relates to the five areas of focus of diversity for the VPD:

  1. Access/Recruitment—“Ladders of Access: From middle school to college matriculation and beyond”; Faculty Success as it relates recruitment, mentoring, development, and retention; Graduate Development at Masters and Doctorate Level
  2. Retention/Campus Climate at the macro and micro levels (i.e. classroom, department, college; staff and administrative)
  3. Accountability/Shared responsibility
  4. Curricular/Co-Curricular Transformation linked to Educational Goals and Student Life and Better utilization of the Intellectual Resources of Faculty
  5. Community Engagement/Community Outreach.
 Regina Wright

 Regina Sims Wright

Associate Professor, School of Nursing

College of Health Sciences


 

Carol Wong

Associate Professor

School of Education
College of Education and Human Development

Jennifer Joe 

Jennifer Joe

Whitney Family Professor of Accounting

 Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics

Colette Gaiter

Colette Gaiter

Associate Professor, Associate Chair, Art & Design

College of Arts and Sciences

Jissell Martinez 

Jissell Martinez

Administrator, Department of Physics and Astronomy

College of Arts and Sciences

D. CHANELE MOORE

Chanele Moore

Assistant Professor in the Associates in Arts Program

Wilmington Campus

Tanya Greessley  

Tanya Greessley

Associate Professor, Dairy Nutritionist

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Julie Brewer

Julie Brewer

Librarian and Manager

Library Human Resources and Administrative Services

Rachel Davidson  

Rachel Davidson

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering,
Interim Associate Dean for Women in Engineering

College of Engineering

Karl Booksh 

Karl Booksh

Professor, Analytical Chemistry

College of Arts and Sciences

Suzanne Dodia

Talent Management Manager

Intercollegiate Athletics Program

Paula Germack  

Paula Germack

HR Generalist, PCS-Financial Services

Professional and Continuing Studies

Joy Jordan-Williams  

Joy Jordan-Williams

Assistant to Director State Authorization Compliance Coordinator

Professional and Continuing Studies

George Luther

George Luther, III

Maxwell P. and Mildred H. Harrington Professor of Marine Chemistry

College of Earth, Ocean and Environment

Disability Support Services

Disability Support Services

The Office of Disability Support Services (DSS) works with students who have a physical, medical or psychological disability, as well as, a learning disability or ADHD. Faculty members are asked to refer any student who discloses a disability to them to the ODSS (if the student has not previously registered). The faculty is also encouraged to include a disability statement on the course syllabus. In doing so, you indicate your willingness to provide reasonable accommodations for students with a disability and your willingness to fulfill legally mandated responsibilities.

Exec Council Diversity Committee

Executive Council Diversity Committee

Mission Statement

This Council will serve in an advisory role to the new Vice Provost for Diversity, advancing diversity as an institutional value and academic priority. As you know, diversity is a core value of the educational experience here at UD. As a guiding principle, we want diversity to be both a compositional and intellectual enterprise in order to foster a more inclusive, engaged and welcoming campus.

 Thus, the Executive Council will:

  • Help to develop short and long term goals and objectives concerning diversity
  • Assign priorities and help to develop templates for gauging performance against benchmarks and best practices
  • Create diversity networks on campus that will help to encourage the practice of diversity principles at various levels of academic life
  • Suggest ways to communicate these diversity strategies effectively

ECD Members

Cathy Wu

Cathy Wu

Edward G. Jefferson Chair of Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
Director, Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (CBCB)
Director, Protein Information Resource (PIR)
Professor, Computer & Information Sciences
Professor, Biological Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences

Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics

David Wilson

David Wilson

Associate Dean, Arts & Sciences
Associate Professor, Black American Studies
Associate Professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences, B&E Department of Political Science and International Relations

College of Arts and Sciences

Doug Zander

Director of Admissions

Admissions Office

 
Jack Baroudi-2ianrkh

Jack Baroudi

Professor, B&E Accounting & MIS
Associate Dean, Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics

Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics

James Jones

James Jones

Director, Center for the Study of Diversity

Professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences
Director, Arts & Sciences
Professor, Black American Studies

College of Arts and Sciences

Jennifer Joe

Jennifer Joe

Whitney Family Professor, Accounting
Department of B&E Accounting & MIS

Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics

John Ernest

John Ernest

Professor, Chair
Department of English

College of Arts and Sciences

José Riera

José Riera

Dean of Students

JP Laurenceau

JP Laurenceau

Professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences
Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

Keeley Powell

Keeley Powell

Director, Recruitment & Div, Graduate and Professional Education
Department of Graduate and Professional Education

Pam Cook

Pam Cook

Unidel Professor of Mathematics
Associate Dean of Engineering
Professor of Chemical Engineering
Department of Mathematical Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

FS’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Faculty Senate’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee

The Faculty Senate’s Diversity and Inclusion committee is responsible for goals, policies and practices for consideration by the university and senate pertaining to diversity.

Office of Equity & Inclusion

Office of Equity & Inclusion

OEI’s mission is to provide leadership and support in creating an equitable and inclusive work and learning environment. OEI is responsible for Title IX, non-discrimination, and affirmative action policies and compliance, and educates about services and resources to address concerns of bias, prejudice, harassment and discrimination campus-wide. Office staff provide workshops and programs to encourage the UD community to develop the awareness and knowledge of individuals’ differences and similarities. OEI provides support and resources for complainants during grievance procedures and assists with informal mediation and problem-solving of issues.