The Dietrich School is a vibrant community of learners, strengthened by the broad range of perspectives, experiences, and interests that makes us unique. We’re committed to promoting diversity and the understanding of diversity among our faculty and students, and across curricula. This commitment is exemplified by innovative and inclusive programs and activities we’ve developed to raise awareness of—and sensitivity to—the differences and distinctions we use to define and understand ourselves and each other.
At the Dietrich School, we don’t just recognize our diversity—we rely on it, we value it, and we support each other in fulfilling our greatest potential.
Learn more about the growing number of resources and services we provide for Dietrich School faculty members, graduate students, and undergraduates, including the Open Door Project.
The Dietrich School Diversity Committee, established in 2013, is currently focusing on strengthening faculty diversity by developing and implementing best practices, procedures, and policies for recruiting, mentoring, and retaining female and underrepresented minority faculty members who reflect the breadth of our student body and society at large.
The Diversity Committee is available to serve as a resource in the following ways:
- Consulting with departments on how to enhance their faculty recruitment efforts;
- Assisting departments in building and sustaining practices of intellectual and collegial inclusivity and support; and
- Providing group or one-on-one training for department chairs on effective faculty mentoring.
For more information on how to engage the Dietrich School Diversity Committee in further developing your department’s recruiting, mentoring, and retention activities, contact Jaime Wesoloski, Faculty Actions Coordinator, at 412-624-5258 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about faculty leadership opportunities within the Dietrich School, visit the Professional Development section of our Web site.
Faculty Diversity Committee 2013-2014
Rena Robinson (spring only)
Faculty Diversity Committee 2014-2015
Faculty Diversity Committee 2015-2016
Faculty Diversity Committee Members 2016-2017
Faculty Diversity Committee Members 2017-2018
Kay Brummond, Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Robin Brooks, Assistant Professor, Africana Studies
Rosemary Capo, Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science
Yu Cheng, Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Statistics
Mazviita Chirimuuta, Associate Professor, History and Philosophy of Science
Yolanda Covington-Ward, Associate Professor of Africana Studies
Angie Cruz, Assistant Professor, Department of English
Lorraine Denman, Lecturer II, Coordinator - Italian Language Program
Waverly Duck, Associate Professor, Sociology
Julie Fiez, Professor and Chair of Psychology
Irina Livezeanu, Associate Professor History
Imani Owens, Assistant Professor, English
Rebecca Roadman, Director of Special Projects and Initiatives Dietrich School Dean’s Office
Amy Murray Twyning, Lecturer II English, Literature Program Assistant
The Office of Diversity Initiatives in the Graduate Studies Dean’s Office is an essential aspect of the Dietrich School’s commitment to preparing all of our students for life, learning, and work in our increasingly global world.
Our role is to serve as a resource to prospective and current students from underrepresented populations, helping to identify opportunities and experiences of particular benefit, with an emphasis on recruiting, mentoring, and retention.
For more information on our programs and activities, visit these links or contact Philippa Carter, Manager of Diversity Initiatives, at email@example.com or 412-624-6096
We believe that student achievement inside the classroom requires our investment and involvement in students’ lives outside the classroom. The Undergraduate Studies Dean’s Office offers a broad array of academic, social, cultural, and career-readiness programs and activities that support and promote the success and well-being of our underrepresented students.
From workshops and seminars with faculty, to peer mentoring and one-on-one tutoring, we have created extensive support structures to ensure that all of our students have access to the resources they need to achieve their highest potential.
For more information on the many ways we’re here to serve, visit these links or contact Jessica Hatherill, Senior Administrative Officer and Undergraduate Diversity Liaison, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-624-6482.
The Dietrich School staff diversity committee is focused on staff diversity issues within the Dietrich School. We are looking to create an inclusive environment for all staff regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, and class. We want to strengthen diversity endeavors for our staff by giving them opportunities to update their skills and practical knowledge pertaining to issues of diversity. We want to assist in recruiting a more diverse work force and creating chances to experience a wider range of diversity. The staff diversity committee is an essential aspect of the Dietrich School’s commitment to staff diversity in action. Begun in 2016, the Committee's role is to serve as a resource to prospective and current staff from helping to identify resources, opportunities, and experiences of particular benefit.
The committee members are:
Philippa Carter, Director of Diversity Initiatives and Academic Affairs. Diversity, Graduate Studies
Michele Montag, Executive Director for Staff Personnel and Senior Assistant Dean
Gregory Allen, Academic Advisor, Undergraduate Studies, Co-Chair
Keanna Cash, Graduate Administrator, Languages and Classics
Brian Deutsch, Graduate Administrator, Economics and Political Science
Alana Dunn, Fiscal Manager, Languages and Classics
Sheba Gittens, Academic Advisor, Student Support Services, Undergraduate Studies
Christie Hay, Graduate Student Administrator, Department of Chemistry, Co-Chair
Edwin Hernandez, Director, Office of Veterans Services
Chris March, Senior Business Systems Analyst, Dietrich School Dean's Office
Carol Mullen, Director of Communications, Dietrich School Dean's Office
Flannery O’Rourke, Project Coordinator, Psychology