U-M has historically been a national leader and voice related to advancing equity and inclusion in higher education and society. For the past 12 years, NCID has played a key role at U-M and nationally in supporting scholarship about diversity, equity, and inclusion in education and society, and in promoting its effective use in addressing contemporary issues. NCID has developed a national and local scholarly community that is dedicated to tackling some of the most critical societal issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

NCID Scholarship-to-Practice Fellows are identified based on their scholarship, teaching, and service that contributes to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. We are excited to welcome into our community as Scholarship-to-Practice Fellows Elizabeth James (Department of Afroamerican and African Studies) and Shelly Conner (Alumni Association). They both are integral in the framing, development, and implementation of the (M)Visible Voices project, which focuses on recognizing the lived experiences of people whose narratives are not always visible, heard, or centered at the University of Michigan, but whose stories are very much a part of the university’s history. We look forward to working with Drs. James and Conner and applying their expertise and unique perspectives to this project.