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 1,000 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!

Maria Alejandra Aguilar Dornelles
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Florida Atlantic University

Ryan C. Alaniz
Associate Professor of Sociology
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Taifha Natalee Alexander
Assistant Dean of Students for Diversity & Leadership Development
Wofford College

Mustafa Javed Ali
Towsley Policymaker in Residence
University of Michigan

René Luís Alvarez
Clinical Assistant Professor of History
Loyola University Chicago

Elyzza M. Aparicio
Associate Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research Services
California State University, Long Beach

Ignacio Dionisio Arellano-Torres
Assistant Professor of Spanish
University of Louisiana at Monroe

Brittanie Atteberry Ash
Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work
University of Texas at Arlington

Annabelle Lin Atkin
Postdoctoral Scholar in the Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics
Arizona State University

Steve Lori Bien-Aime
Assistant Professor of Journalism
Northern Kentucky University

Ansley Alicia Booker
Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Mercer University

Quinlan Bernhard Bowman
Lecturer in Ethics and Public Policy and Assistant Professor of the Practice
Duke Kunshan University

Mercedes A. Bravo
Environmental Epidemiologist
RTI International

Kaleb Lauren Briscoe
Assistant Professor of Higher Education Leadership
Mississippi State University

Charli D. Brissey
Assistant Professor in the Department of Dance
University of Michigan

Letisha Engracia Cardoso Brown
Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology
Virginia Tech

John Christian Burkhardt
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Michigan

Araceli Calderón
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Riverside City College

Tony Eugene Carey Jr.
Associate Professor of Political Science
University of North Texas

Amy Sara Carroll
Associate Professor of Literature and Writing
University of California, San Diego

Chelsea Beth Chandler
Senior Learning Experience Designer
University of Michigan

Laura Carolina Chávez-Moreno
Postdoctoral Scholar at the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies
University of California, Los Angeles

Ching-In Chen
Assistant Professor
University of Washington, Bothell

Maria C. Cioe-Pena
Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations
Montclair State University

Durell Deon Cooper
EdD Candidate
City College of New York

Roxana Ariadne Curiel
Assistant Professor at the Department of World Languages and Cultures
University of Scranton

Tazin Karim Daniels
Assistant Director at the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching
University of Michigan

Adrian M. Deese
LSA Collegiate Fellow and Lecturer in the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies
University of Michigan

Margaret E. Dewar
Professor Emerita of Urban Planning
University of Michigan

Angela R. Dixon
Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology
Emory University

Erica Rose Dobbs
Assistant Professor of Politics
Pomona College

SJ Dodd
Associate Professor of Social Work and Founding Director of the Silberman Center for Sexuality and Gender (SCSG)
Hunter College, CUNY

Tracy L. Dumas
Associate Professor of Management and Human Resources
The Ohio State University

Yarneccia Danielle Dyson
Assistant Professor of Social Work
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Janeria A. Easley
Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Graduate Faculty in Sociology
Emory University

Frederick V. Engram Jr.
Assistant Professor of Instruction in the Department of Criminology/Criminal Justice and the Center for African American Studies
University of Texas at Arlington

Eric Ricardo Felix
Assistant Professor of Postsecondary Educational Leadership
San Diego State University

Sophie M. Filibert
Associate Professor and Program Director in School Counseling
University of North Florida

Dwight L. Fontenot
Associate Director for Student and Academic Affairs and Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Psychology
University of Michigan

Nikhar Gaikwad
Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science
Columbia University

Denia Garcia
Assistant Professor of Public Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Daniel S. Gardner
Associate Professor of Social Work and Research Director of the Silberman Aging-Center of Excellence for Diverse Aging
Hunter College, CUNY

Clemon George
Assistant Professor of Exercise, Health, and Sports Sciences
University of Southern Maine

Nahir I. Otaño Gracia
Member at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) (2020-2021), and Assistant Professor of English and Medieval Studies
The University of New Mexico

Barbara Gomez-Aguinaga
Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Social Equity, and Affiliated Faculty in the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies
University of Nebraska, Omaha

Nada Mussad Goodrum
Clinical Psychologist and Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center
Medical University of South Carolina

Lindred L. Greer
Associate Professor of Management and Organization and Faculty Director Sanger Leadership Center
University of Michigan

Sonya A. Grier
Professor of Marketing
American University

Mary T. Guerrant
Assistant Professor of Applied Psychology
State University of New York (SUNY) at Cobleskill

Meseret F. Hailu
Assistant Professor of Higher & Postsecondary Education
Arizona State University

Nicholas Daniel Hartlep
Robert Charles Billings Endowed Chair in Education
Berea College

Kalvin DaRonne Harvell
Sociologist and Coordinator of the Black Male & QUEENS Focus Group
Henry Ford College

Chris L. Heasley
Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership in the School of Health Studies and Education
Saint Joseph's University

Amy Elizabeth Heberle
Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychology
Clark University

Brea M. Heidelberg
Associate Professor and Director of the Entertainment & Arts Management
Drexel University
Founder & Principal of ISO Arts Consulting

Eve P. Higby
Assistant Professor, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
California State University, East Bay

Jana L. Hirschtick
Social Epidemiologist
University of Michigan

Holly L. Horan
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
University of Alabama

Daniel L. Howard
Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts
Texas A&M University at College Station

Dorothea LaGail Ivey
Assistant Professor and Academic Advisor in Social Work, and MSW Coordinator
University of Southern Maine

Carol S. Jacobsen
Professor of Art, Film & Photography, Law, and Women & Gender Studies
University of Michigan

ArCasia D. James-Gallaway
Assistant Professor in the Teaching, Learning, and Culture Department
Texas A&M University

Chaddrick Donavan James-Gallaway
Assistant Professor of Higher Education
Texas A&M University

Rachel Jean-Baptiste
Associate Professor in the Department of History and Faculty Director of the Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advancement
University of California, Davis

Relius J. Johnson
Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs
Louisiana State University

Royel M. Johnson
Assistant Professor of Education and Research Associate
Pennsylvania State University

Erika Ruth Katzman
Assistant Professor of Disability Studies
King's University College (Western University)

MyoungJin Kim
Professor, College Statistician, and Director of the Office of Nursing Research, Scholarship, and Innovation
Illinois State University

Selena Lynn Kohel
Associate Professor of Psychology
Cottey College

Jennifer Takara Kubota
Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Political Science and International Relations
University of Delaware

Ashley A. Lacombe-Duncan
Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work
University of Michigan

Judith Leitch
Assistant Professor of Social Work
University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Tami J. Lincoln
Assistant Professor of Education
Brandman University

Omar S. López
Associate Professor in the Department of Organization, Workforce, and Leadership Studies in the College of Applied Arts
Texas State University

Jacqueline N. Lyon
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Bates College

Susan Lynn Mahipaul
Occupational Therapist and Independent Consultant
King's University College, Western University Canada (UWO)

Larissa A. Malone
Assistant Professor
University of Southern Maine

Jakia Marie
Assistant Professor
Bellarmine University

Beatriz Aldana Marquez
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Texas State University

Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Utah State University

Ana Luisa Martinez
Assistant Professor
Texas State University

Joyce M. McCall
Assistant Professor of Music Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Stephanie Mai-Lin McClure
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
University of Alabama

Lyndell T. McDonald
Assistant Professor and Technical Supervisor for the Department of Theatre and Dance
The University of Alabama

Terrence S. McTier, Jr.
Assistant Professor in Higher Education
Ohio University

John Angelo Meluso
OCEAN Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Vermont

Aditi Misra
Assistant Research Scientist at the Transportation Research Institute
University of Michigan

Yolanda Twanette Mitchell
Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Science
University of North Texas

Beatriz Manzor Mitrzyk
Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Research Scientist in the College of Pharmacy
University of Michigan

Ursula Elinor Moffitt
NSF Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychology
Northwestern University

Orquidea B. Morales
Assistant Professor of American Studies and Media & Communication Studies
SUNY Old Westbury

Phelton C. Moss
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Tougaloo College
ALL Means ALL Consulting, LLC

Amy Motlagh
Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Middle East/South Asia Studies and Bita Daryabari Presidential Chair in Persian Language and Literature
University of California, Davis

Nadine Shaanta Murshid
Faculty in the School of Social Work
University at Buffalo

Megan Paige Nanney
Equal Opportunity and Diversity Data Analyst
East Carolina University

Emily Marie Newell
Assistant Professor of Sport Management
University of Southern Maine

Sara J. Niedzwiecki
Assistant Professor in the Politics Department
University of California, Santa Cruz

Ceceilia Parnther
Assistant Professor in the Department of Administrative and Instructional Leadership
St. John's University

Susan E. Perkins
Associate Professor of Strategic Management
University of Illinois at Chicago

Martha B. Pitts
Assistant Professor of English
Fairleigh Dickinson University

Kaity Ann Prieto
University Innovation Alliance Fellow and Adjunct Graduate Faculty
The Ohio State University

Raymond Pun
Instruction/Research Librarian
Alder Graduate School of Education

Tangela Blakely Reavis
Assistant Professor in the Department of Leadership and Program Director for the Educational Leadership Program in the Kalmanovitz School of Education
Saint Mary's College of California

Rashunda L. Stitt Richardson
Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences
Winston-Salem State University

Christofer A. Rodelo
PhD Candidate in American Studies
Harvard University

Stephen Jon Rush
Professor of Music
University of Michigan

M. Dalal Safa
NSF SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Harvard University

Stephen Ray Santa-Ramirez
Assistant Professor of Higher Education
University at Buffalo

Ledric Derrell Sherman
Assistant Professor in the Department of Health & Kinesiology
Texas A&M University

Fabiana Silva
Assistant Professor of Public Policy
University of Michigan

Robert Weldon Simmons III
Senior Professorial Lecturer of Education Policy and Leadership
American University

Kelly E. Slay
Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Public Policy
Vanderbilt University

Naila Antonia Smith
Assistant Professor of Psychology at Dickinson College and an Africana Research Center Postdoctoral Scholar
The Pennsylvania State University

Michael Soto
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of English
Trinity University

Tyrone (T.J.) H. Tallie
Assistant Professor of History
University of San Diego

Shuntay Z. Tarver
Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Services
Old Dominion University

Dante Anthony Tolentino
Postdoctoral Research Fellow and National Clinician Scholar
University of Michigan

Negin R. Toosi
Assistant Professor of Psychology
California State University, East Bay

Stephanie A. Tryce
Assistant Professor of Sports Marketing
Saint Joseph's University

John A. Vasquez
Director of Assessment & Professional Development, and King Chavez Parks Future Faculty Fellow
Van Andel Research Institute

Laura Jane Wernick
Associate Professor in the Fordham Graduate School of Social Service
Fordham University

Vincent D. Willis
Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
The University of Alabama

Dawn P. Witherspoon
McCourtney Family Early Career Professor in Psychology
The Pennsylvania State University