The following individuals constitute the most recent cohort of the Diversity Scholars Network. Members of the Network are identified for their commitment and contribution to diversity research and scholarship. 

The sign-up and nomination forms are currently closed. Please check back on the Diversity Scholars Network page in the summer for more detailed information on signing up and nominating individuals!

 

Jorge Abril Sanchez
Lecturer of Spanish
University of New Hampshire

Yasemin Akış Yaman
Professor of Philosophy
Villanova University

Cynthia Alcantar
Postdoctoral Scholar
Institute for Global-Local Action & Study Postdoctoral Scholar
Visiting Professor of Sociology

Yveline Alexis
Assistant Professor of Caribbean Studies
Oberlin College

Erika Almenara
Assistant Professor of Spanish
University of Arkansas

Steven Alvarez
Assistant Professor of English
St. John's University

Kwasi Ampene
Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology and African Music
University of Michigan

Diana Ascher
Co-Founder
Information Ethics & Equity Institute

Ann Austin
Professor of Higher Education
Associate Dean for Research
Assistant Provost for Faculty Development
Michigan State University

Tamba-Kuii Bailey
Assistant Professor in Counseling Psychology & Community Service
University of North Dakota

Taifha Baker
Assistant Director of Student Life for Diversity Initiatives
University of South Carolina Aiken

Olajide Bamishigbin, Jr.
Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology
California State University, Los Angeles

Kira Banks
Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology
Saint Louis University

Caree Ann Banton
Assistant Professor of History and African & African American Studies
University of Arkansas

Cristina Bares
Assistant Professor of Social Work
University of Michigan

Jean Beaman
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Purdue University

Sarah Becker
Associate Professor of Sociology and Women's & Gender Studies
Louisiana State University

Valena Beety
Professor of Law
Director of the West Virginia Innocence Project
West Virginia University

Ruth Behar
Victor Haim Perera Collegiate Professor of Anthropology
University of Michigan

Katherine Bell
Assistant Professor int he Department of Communication
California State University East Bay

Courtney Bonam
Assistant Professor of African American Studies & Psychology
University of Illinois at Chicago

Melissa Borja
Assistant Professor in the Department of American Culture
University of Michigan

Caroline Brackette
Associate Professor of Counseling
Mercer University

Edvan Brito
Assistant Professor of Portuguese
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Daniel Brown
Dean of University College
Texas State University

Barbara Buchenau
Professor of North American Cultural Studies
University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Michelle Camacho
Professor of Sociology
University of San Diego

Annmarie Cano
Associate Dean for Student Services
Professor of Psychology
Wayne State University

Yan Ciupak
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Faculty Director for International Initiatives
Northern Michigan University

Dora Clayton-Jones
Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing
Marquette University

Megan Condis
Assistant Professor in the Department of English & Creative Writing
Stephen F. Austin State University

Maria Cotera
Associate Professor in the Departments of American Culture and Women's Studies
University of Michigan

Clare Croft
Assistant Professor of Dance
University of Michigan

Emily Davis
Associate Professor of English and Women & Gender Studies

Tiffany Davis
Clinical Assistant Professor of Higher Education
University of Houston

Charles Davis III
Assistant Professor of Clinical Education
University of Southern California

Jason De Leon
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Director of the Undocumented Migration Project
University of Michigan

Linda DeAngelo
Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh

Alisha Diggs
Research Fellow in the Center for Engineering Diversity & Outreach
University of Michigan

Maggie Dominguez
Full-time Faculty
University of Phoenix

Jamel Donnor
William and Martha Clairborne Stephens Distinguished Associate Professor
The College of William & Mary

Pearl Dowe
Chair of the Department of Political Science
Associate Professor of Political Science
University of Arkansas

Sean Drake
Assistant Professor and Faculty Fellow in the Department of Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities
New York University

Roxana Duntley-Matos
President
Organization of Latino Social Workers

Lisa Edwards
Professor in the Department of Counselor Education & Counseling Psychology
Marquette University

Julie Ellison
Professor of American Culture and English
University of Michigan

Michelle Espinosa Lira
Assistant Professor of Higher Education, Student Affairs, & International Education Policy
University of Maryland, College Park

Penelope Espinoza
Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
The University of Texas at El Paso

Leela Fernandes
Glenda Dickerson Collegiate Professor of Women's Studies
Professor of Political Science
University of Michigan

Christopher Fisher
Associate Professor and Principal Research Fellow
Aistralian Research Centre in Sex, Health, & Society
La Trobe University

Chad Forbes
Assistant Professor of Social Neuroscience
University of Delaware

Marisa Franco
Assistant Professor of Counseling & Psychology
Georgia State University

Samantha Francois
Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work
Tulane University

Lauren Freeman
Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy
University of Louisville

Crystal Garcia
Assistant Professor in the Administration of Higher Education
Auburn University

Andri Georgiadou
Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management
University of Central Lancashire-Cyprus

Elizabeth Gil
Assistant Professor in the Department of Administrative & Instructional Leadership
St. John's University

Beth Glover Reed
Associate Professor of Social Work and Women's Studies
University of Michigan

Joseph Gone
Professor of Psychology and American Culture
University of Michigan

Jacalyn Griffen
Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Education
University of the Pacific

Kimberly Griffin
Associate Professor of Higher Education & Student Affairs
University of Maryland

Susila Gurusami
Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow
University of California, Riverside

David Halperin
W. H. Auden Distinguished University Professor of the History & Theory of Sexuality
University of Michigan

Suzan Harkness
Associate Professor of Political Science
University of the District of Columbia

Michael Heaney
Assistant Professor of Organizational Studies and Political Science
University of Michigan

Portia Hemphill
Adjunct Professor of Political Science
University of the District of Columbia

Carol Henderson
Vice Provost for Diversity
Professor of English and Africana Studies
University of Delaware

Meredith Hope
Pail B. Cornley Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture, and Health
University of Michigan

Simon Howard
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Marquette University

Christopher Jenkins
Associate Dean for Academic Support
Oberline Conservatory

Christopher Johnson
Professor of Educational Psychology
Coe College

Marie Johnson
Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice
University of Delaware

 

Angela Johnson
Senior Outreach Specialist
University of Michigan

Martha Jones
Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor
Professor in the Department of History
Johns Hopkins University

James Jones
Trustees Distinguished Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Directory of the Center for the Study of Diversity
University of Delaware

Stephanie Kerschbaum
Associate Professor of English
University of Delaware

Aliyah Khan
Assistant Professor in the Departments of English and Afroamerican & African Studies
University of Michigan

Jasmien Khattab
Postdoctoral Researcher at the Darden School of Business
University of Virginia

Caroline Kim
Assistant Director of Intergroup Relations
University of Michigan

Ezekiel Kimball
Assistant Professor of Higher Education
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Sherrie Kossoudji
Associate Professor in the School of Social Work
University of Michigan

Meena Krishnamurthy
Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy
University of Michigan

Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes
Associate Professor in the Departments of American Culture, Romance Languages and Literatures, and Women's Studies
University of Michigan

Chrissy Lau
Assistant Professor of History
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Na Youn Lee
Assistant Professor of Social Work
University of Mississippi

Edit Lewis
Associate Professor Emerita of Social Work and Women's Studies
University of Michigan

Angela Locks
Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership
California State University, Long Beach

Kimberly Mack
Assistant Professor of African-American Literature and History & Theory of Race in Literature
University of Toledo

Laura Marks
Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology
University of Memphis

Jacqueline Mattis
Professor in the Department of Psychology
University of Michigan

Jennifer McClearen
Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Radio, Television, & Film
University of Texas at Austin

Courtney McCluney
Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Darden School of Business
University of Virginia

Timothy McKay
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
University of Michigan

Lorelle Meadows
Dean of the Pavlis Honors College
Michigan Technological University

Larissa Mercado-Lopez
Associate Professor of Women's Studies
California State University, Fresno

Ryan Miller
Assistant Professor of Higher Education-Educational Leadership
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Merab Mirtskhulava
Professor
National Center for Disease Control

Mark Moldwin
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering & Applied Sciences
University of Michigan

James Moore III
Education & Human Ecology Distinguised Professor of Urban Education
Interim Vice Provost for Diversity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer
Executive Director of the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male
The Ohio State University

Jeffrey Morenoff
Professor in the Department of Sociology, the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and the Institute for Social Research
University of Michigan

Helen Morgan
Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Learning Health Sciences
University of Michigan

Susana Muñoz
Assistant Professor in the School of Education
Colorado State University

Susan Najita
Associate Professor of English and American Culture
University of Michigan

Mahtab Nazemi
Assistant Professor of Language/Literacy and Mathematics Education
Thompson Rivers University

Richard Newton
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
Elizabethtown College

Thai-Huy Nguyen
Assistant Professor of Education
Seattle University

David Nguyen
Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
The University of Texas at San Antonio

Aggie Noah
Assistant Professor in the School of Transformation
Arizona State University

Kerth O'Brien
Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology
Portland State University

Jennifer Oliva
Associate Professor of Law and Public Health
West Virginia University

Ijeoma Opara
Lecturer in the School of Social Work
Columbia University

Kimberly Otchere
Program Director for Social Justice & Leadership Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Shobita Parthasarathy
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Women's Studies
University of Michigan

Silvia Pedraza
Professor of Sociology and American Culture
University of Michigan

John Piette
Professor of Global Public Health, Internal Medicine, and Health Behavior/Health Education
Director of the Center for Managing Chronic Disease
University of Michigan

OiYan Poon
Assistant Professor of Higher Education Leadership
Colorado State University

Christa Porter
Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration
Kent State University

Srividya Ramasubramanian
Associate Dean for Climate & Inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts
Associate Professor Communication
Texas A&M University

Pedro Reyes
Ashbel Smith Professor of Education Policy
The University of Texas at Austin

Elizabeth Rivera Rodas
Assistant Professor of Quantitative Research Methods in the Department of Educational Foundations
Montclair State University

Lionel Robert
Associate Professor of Information
University of Michigan

Shantà Robinson
Assistant Professor in the School of Social Service Administration
The University of Chicago

Cassaundra Rodriguez
Assistant Professor of Sociology
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Rosalie Rolòn-Dow
Associate Professor of Education
University of Delaware

Marilyn Roubidoux
Professor Radiology
University of Michigan

Elizabeth Rule
Adjunct Professor in the College of Professional Studies
Assistant Director of the Center for Indigenous Politics & Policy
George Washington University

Teresa Satterfield Linares
Associate Professor of Romance Linguistics
University of Michigan

Denise Sekaquaptewa
Professor of Psychology
Associate Chair of the Department of Psychology
University of Michigan

Rita Shah
Assistant Professor of Criminology
Eastern Michigan University

Maria Silveira
Associate Professor of Pallative Medicine
University of Michigan

Chauncey Smith
Assistant Professor of Education
University of Virginia

Tobie Stein
Professor of Theater
Brooklyn College — The City University of New York

Elizabeth Sweet
Assistant Professor of Instruction in the Department of Geography & Urban Studies
Temple University

Gloria Thomas
Project Manager
GEAR UP Center for Engineering Diversity & Outreach

June Thomas
Mary Frances Berry Distinguished University of Michigan

Vasti Torres
Professor in the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education
University of Michigan

Annemarie Vaccaro
Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development & Family Studies
University Rhode Island

Pamela Valera
Assistant Professor in the Department of Social & Behavioral Studies; Behavioral Health Sciences
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Sabrina Volpone
Assistant Professor of Management
University of Colorado, Boulder

Tomomi Yamaguchi
Associate Professor Anthropology
Montana State University

Hajar Yazdiha
Assistant Professor of Sociology
University of Southern California

Assata Zerai
Professor of Sociology
Associate Chancellor for Diversity
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign