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Who We Are

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The Diversity Committee is comprised of faculty, staff and students (undergraduate and graduate) who self-nominated or were nominated by the college’s Executive Committee and/or Department Chairs.  Throughout the academic year, work groups focus on reviewing, developing (where needed) and implementing policies and procedures that promote:

  • Diverse recruitment and retention practices for faculty, staff and students
  • Inclusion of diversity and cultural competence in curricula
  • An inclusive environment (physical and social) within the college
  • Research and service with diverse populations

All groups are supported in their efforts by key administrators and personnel from the Dean’s Office. The Diversity Committee’s co-chairs are Jessica Boyer, assistant director for accreditation and assessment, and Kathy Coyle, senior advisor for the dean.

The College of Public Health’s Diversity Committee 2017-2018 Membership

Name

Department

Position

Marc Rohland

Dean's Office

 

Assistant Director/Student Records

Harold Brooks

CSPCD

Education Services Coordinator

Lok Pokhrel

Environmental Science

Faculty

Kesa Bond

Health Services Administration and Policy

 

Faculty

Kristen Berg

Rehabilitation Sciences (Occupational Therapy)

Faculty

Rochelle Mendonda

Rehabilitation Sciences (Occupational Therapy)

Faculty

Andrew Yannaccone

Physical Therapy

Faculty

Lois Butcher

Kinesiology

Faculty

Sharon Washington

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Faculty

Keesha Benson

School of Social Work

Faculty

Laurie Friedman

School of Social Work

Faculty

Felicidad Garcia

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Faculty

Jo-Ellen Ross

Rehabilitation Sciences (Therapeutic Recreation)

Faculty

Theresa White

Public Health (all departments)

MPH Graduate Advisor/Admissions

Carmella Trippett-Blanks

Dean's Office

Undeclared Academic Advisor

Tish Gill

Nursing

Faculty

Joe Hines

Kinesiology

Academic Coordinator