The Diversity Scholars Network is a scholarly community committed to advancing understandings of historical and contemporary social issues related to identity, difference, culture, representation, power, oppression, and inequality — as they occur and affect individuals, groups, communities, and institutions. The following individuals join an international community of over 1,500 diversity scholars in order to:

  • Engage in a scholarly community to collaborate and mobilize for social change
  • Receive support to produce your scholarship
  • Access opportunities to translate and disseminate your scholarship
  • Become part of a collective to advance diversity scholarship in the academy


Welcome, new members!


Banibrata Mahanta
Professor of English
Banaras Hindu University, India

Kamaria Bianca Porter
Assistant Professor of Education Policy Studies
The Pennsylvania State University

Quortne R. Hutchings
Assistant Professor of Higher Education
Northern Illinois University

Doo Jae Park
Lecturer, Sport Management & Kinesiology
University of Michigan

Rogerio M. Pinto
Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Innovation 
University of Michigan

Kayon Hall
Assistant Professor of Higher Education
Kent State University

Jochebed Gethsemane Gayles
Assistant Research Professor
Pennsylvania State University

Ezinne D. Ofoegbu
Assistant Professor
Santa Clara University

Angela Crumdy
Provost Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Pennsylvania

Angel Alfonso Escamilla Garcia
Postdoctoral Fellow, Migrations Initiative
Cornell University

P. Paul Chandanabhumma
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School

Samuel L. K. Baxter
Postdoctoral Fellow, Public Health Sciences
Clemson University

Elizabeth Anona Bishop
Associate Professor of History
Texas State University

Suzanne Bergeron
Helen Mataya Graves Collegiate Professor
University of Michigan–Dearborn

Tracy L. Davis
Professor of College Student Personal
Western Illinois University

JoeAnn H. Nguyen
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Pittsburgh

Celeste Watkins-Hayes
Professor of Sociology
University of Michigan

Harmony A. Reppond
Associate Professor of Psychology
University of Michigan–Dearborn

Jacqueline Mac
Assistant Professor of Higher Education
Northern Illinois University

Erica Marsh
S. Jan Behrman Collegiate Professor of Reproductive Medicine
University of Michigan

Ida R. Salusky
Research Associate
Northwestern University

Terrance Ruth
Professor of Social Work
North Carolina State University

Tracnette Levon Jackson
Professor of Mathematics
University of Michigan

Kimberly A. Truong
Chief Equity Officer
Harvard University

Mark Anthony Neal
James B. Duke Distinguished Professor
Duke University

Sarah Simi Cohen
Doctoral Candidate
The University of Texas at Austin

Robin Brooks
Associate Professor of Africana Studies
University of Pittsburgh

Candace Nicole Miller
Assistant Professor of Sociology
University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Sonya Xinyue Xiao
Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences
Northern Arizona University

Nupur Nitin Joshi
Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology
Kalamazoo College

Mary Dueñas
Assistant Professor Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Gabriel Crosby
Director of Graduate Business Programs
Prairie View A&M University

Reginald D. Wilkerson
Assistant Professor Educational and Organizational Leadership Development
The College of William & Mary

Demar Francis Lewis IV
Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (anticipated start date of August 2023)
University of Maryland

Antonia Randolph
Assistant Professor of American Studies
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Joaquin Noguera
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of California, Santa Barbara

Justine P. Wu
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
University of Michigan

Chase J. Catalano
Assistant Professor of Education
Virginia Tech University

Patricia Virella
Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
Montclair State University

Travis Chi Wing Lau
Assistant Professor of English
Kenyon College

Marisol Diaz
Assistant Professor Education Studies
Stephen F. Austin State University

Derek M. Griffith
Founder and Co-Director of the Racial Justice Institute
Founder and Director of the Center for Men's Health Equity; Professor
Georgetown University

Ernesto Noronha
Professor of Management 
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

Milad Mohebali
Postdoctoral Scholar
University of Iowa

Samira K. Mehta
Associate Professor and Director of Jewish Studies
University of Colorado Boulder

Shuling Yang
Assistant Professor of Literacy
East Tennessee State University

prabhdeep singh kehal
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jacob Cody Nielsen
Director of the Center for Spirituality and Social Justice and Faculty
Dickinson College

Donovan Colquitt
Dean of Postsecondary Success
Jalen Rose Leadership Academy

Kyra Shahid
Director of The William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center
University of Michigan

Anna Kirkland
Kim Lane Scheppele Collegiate Professor
University of Michigan

Candace N. Hall
Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Director
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Michelle Denise Vaughan
Associate Professor of Professional Psychology
Wright State University

Sean Kramer
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow
Bowdoin College

Nancy Acevedo
Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Technology
California State University, San Bernardino

Mabel Eunice Hernandez
Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Southern California

Cristina Alcalde
Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
Miami University

Kristi Elizabeth Gamarel
Associate Professor of Health Behavior
University of Michigan

Melissa Burch
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
University of Michigan

Cameron C. Beatty
Assistant Professor and Higher Education Program Coordinator
Florida State University

Johnny Crayd Woods, Jr.
Postdoctoral Associate
Virginia Tech University

Marion Daniel Bennett
Assistant Professor of Social Work
University of Arkansas

JoAnna Boudreaux
Doctoral Candidate
University of Memphis

James R. Neumeister
Senior Research Scientist
University of Chicago

Jeffrey K. Grim
Visiting Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs
University of Iowa

Robert Cassanello
Associate Professor of History
University of Central Florida

Lawrence M. Jackson
Associate Professor of Dance
George Mason University

Cheun-Yeong Lee
Assistant Professor of Education
Governors State University

Aaron Coleman
Anti-Racism Collaborative Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Michigan

Ting-Han Chang
Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Southern California

Aireale Joi Rodgers
HEAL Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Wisconsin–Madison

Matthew Bui
Assistant Professor of Information
University of Michigan

Angela Malone Cartwright
Director, Diversity Initiatives and Community Engagement
West Virginia University

Stephen Graves
Assistant Professor of Black Studies
University of Missouri

Evren Altinkas
Adjunct Professor of History
University of Guelph

Emily Thatcher Creamer
Postdoctoral Scholar
The Ohio State University

Charles B. Chang
Associate Professor of Linguistics
Boston University

Mary Ann Bodine Al-Sharif
Assistant Professor of Higher Education
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Eman Tadros
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Counseling
Governors State University

Robin Phelps-Ward
Associate Dean of the Graduate School
Ball State University

Yijie Wang
Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Michigan State University

Alex C. Lange
Assistant Professor of Higher Education
Colorado State University

Ron Eglash
Professor of Information
University of Michigan

Ellen Melissa Broido
Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs
Bowling Green State University

Lenny A. Urena Valerio
Associate Research Professor
University of New Mexico

Christina V. Cedillo
Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric
University of Houston–Clear Lake

Blanca Elizabeth Vega
Assistant Professor of Higher Education
Montclair State University

Kevin Keith Wiley
Assistant Professor of Healthcare Leadership and Management
Medical University of South Carolina

Sharmilee M. Nyenhuis
Associate Professor Medicine, Director of Allergy/Asthma/Immunology Program
University of Illinois Chicago

Tiffany L. Steele
Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
University of Rochester

Sangseraima Ujeed
Assistant Professor of Tibetan Buddhism
University of Michigan

Adrienne Katner
Associate Professor of Public Health
Louisiana State University

Andrew Janusz
Assistant Professor of Political Science
University of Florida

Michael J. Brennan
High School History Teacher
Old Orchard Beach High School

Jean Paul deGuzman
Lecturer of Asian American Studies
University of California, Los Angeles

Anne-Marie Núñez
Professor of Educational Studies 
The Ohio State University

Krista Highland
Research Associate Professor
Uniformed Services University

Sruthi Swami
Assistant Professor of Psychology
California State University, Sacramento

Maura J. Pereira-Leon
Lecturer, Faculty Research Associate
Indiana University Bloomington

ToniAnn Danielle Treviño
Assistant Professor of History
Texas Lutheran University

Michelle S. Williams
Assistant Professor of Global and Community Health
George Mason University

Christina V. Mangurian
Professor, Vice Chair for Diversity and Health Equity
University of California, San Francisco

Evandra Catherine
Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education/Special Education
Arizona State University

Witzard Seide
Clinical Professor, Medical Consultant to the Surgeon General
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Jhumka Gupta
Associate Professor of Global and Community Health
George Mason University

Lamont D. Simmons
Assistant Professor of Leadership
Salem State University

Luciana de Souza Leão
Assistant Professor of Sociology
University of Michigan

Davon Norris
LSA Collegiate Fellow/Assistant Professor of Organizational Studies
University of Michigan

Kei Graves
Adjunct Faculty / Chief Program Officer
Cuyahoga Community College

Matthew A. Cooney
Assistant Professor/Interim Director of Interdisciplinary Leadership Doctoral Program
Governors State University

David Isaac Hernandez-Saca
Associate Professor of Disability Studies in Education
University of Northern Iowa

christian davenport
Professor for the Study of Human Understanding
University of Michigan

Jon Syed Iftikar
Assistant Professor of Education Leadership
Indiana State University

Valentina J. Rozas-Krause
Assistant Professor of Art History
University of Michigan

Nadeem Abdulmalik Abdulrahman Aljonaid
Assistant Professor of Economics
Shandong University

Lauren Forbes
Assistant Professor of Public Administration
University of Cincinnati

Jessica Sujata Chandras
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
University of North Florida

Romona L. West
Senior Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
University of Arkansas

Alireza Salehi-Nejad
University of Tehran

Jonathan A. McElderry
Dean of Student Inclusive Excellence and Assistant Professor
Elon University

Richard Max Gavrich
Adjunct Professor
California College of the Arts

Elizabeth Anne Gurian
Associate Professor, Associate Director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Norwich University

Jagdish Khubchandani
Professor of Public Health
New Mexico State University

Terrell Lamont Strayhorn
Professor and PhD Program Director
Illinois State University

Matthew Wolfgram
Researcher, Principal Investigator
University of Wisconsin–Madison

Jude Paul Matias Dizon
Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs
Rutgers University–New Brunswick

Keith Edwards
Speaker, Consultant, and Coach
Keith Edwards Speaking

Stephanie Aguilar-Smith
Assistant Professor of Counseling and Higher Education
University of North Texas

Amanda Isabel Osuna
Doctoral Candidate
Michigan State University

Brett Ranon Nachman
Assistant Professor of Adult and Lifelong Learning
University of Arkansas

Eric Joy Denise
Associate Professor of Psychology
Virginia Commonwealth University

Yasser Payne
Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice
University of Delaware

Brittney S. Harris
Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance
Old Dominion University

Ashley Yvonne Stone
Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow
DePaul University

Laila McCloud
Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Counseling
Grand Valley State University

Sheiveh N. Jones
Executive Director, Human Resources-Teacher Effectiveness and Preparation
San Diego County Office of Education

Jacqueline Nguyen
Associate Professor of Educational Psychology
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Stephanie Maass
Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Norwich University

Derrick R. Brooms
Professor of Africana Studies & Sociology
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Raphael Travis
Professor of Social Work
Texas State University

Chester Holland
Research Manager
Council of the Great City Schools

Yannick Kluch
Assistant Professor and Director of Inclusive Excellence
Virginia Commonwealth University

Stephanie Fryberg
University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor, Professor
University of Michigan

Katherine Czado Aquino
Assistant Professor of Administrative and Instructional Leadership
St. John's University

Branden Anthony McLeod
Associate Professor of Social Work
University of Illinois Chicago

Allison Page
Assistant Professor of Media Studies
Old Dominion University

Melissa Indera Singh
Associate Professor of Social Work, Practicum Education
University of Southern California

Carla A. Pfeffer
Associate Professor and Director of the Consortium for Sexual and Gender Minority Health
Michigan State University

Nwankwo Tony Nwaezeigwe
Senior Research Fellow
Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria