Program Coordinator, Diversity and Inclusion
Dana Perry has proudly served the University of Delaware for 19 years as an administrative assistant in the Office of Women’s Affairs, Office of Equity and Inclusion, President’s Diversity Initiative and currently supports the Interim Vice Provost for Diversity.
Dana enjoys working and interacting with a diverse group of people within the University of Delaware and abroad, which she finds very rewarding. She lends herself to serving on search committees and other planning committees as needed. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management.
Dana’s Quote: “Prepare. Focus. Succeed. Repeat.”
Inclusive Excellence Project Coordinator
Brooklynn K. Hitchens has a B.A. from the University of Delaware in Black American Studies and English (2013) and an M.A. from Rutgers University-New Brunswick in Sociology (2015). She serves as the Inclusive Excellence Project Coordinator in the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity. Brooklynn is also completing her Ph.D. in Sociology at Rutgers where she focuses on the lived experiences of urban and low-income Black Americans, particularly at the intersections of race, class, and gender in shaping attitudes, behavior, and identity. Her multi-method dissertation uses street participatory action research (PAR) to explore the variations in how urban Black women and girls use violence and/or crime to cope with the structural strain that permeates low-income communities of color. She has received several fellowships including the Ralph J. Bunche Distinguished Graduate Fellow, Rutgers Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (RASTL) Fellowship, Honors College Teaching Fellowship, and the James H. Gilliam Sr. Fellowship. She teaches courses on race relations, family, and introduction to sociology. Her work has previously been published in Sociological Forum, Race & Justice, Feminist Criminology, and the Journal of Black Psychology.