Led by:

Frank Tuitt, Professor and Senior Advisor to the Chancellor and Provost on Inclusive Excellence

Lisa Martinez, Associate Professor, Sociology and Criminology

To meet contemporary challenges, diverse teams must work collaboratively and innovatively towards solutions.  We are actively seeking a student body, faculty and staff who represent the diversity of our community, region, and nation to prepare our students for an increasingly globalized world. Building on our strong foundation, we will become a national leader in culture, practices and structures that encourage inclusivity.  


Working Groups

Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity

The team is working closely with academic units on strategic plans. If your unit is working on a strategic plan and has not been in contact with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, please contact Frank Tuitt.

We would like to announce our new ODI Faculty Fellows:

  • Dr. Judy Kiyama (Morgridge College of Education)
  • Dr. Aaron Schneider (Korbel School of International Studies)
  • Dr. Elizabeth Escobedo (Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences)
  • Dr. Eugene Walls (Graduate School of Social Work)
  • Dr. Breigh Roszelle (Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science)

These 5 Faculty Fellows will advance the work of Inclusive Excellence; creating and further embedding a capacity building resource within and alongside their academic departments.  The ODI Faculty Fellows are tasked with engaging and fostering diversity and inclusion efforts, while serving as a resource and platform for innovation and IE organizational transformation. Their areas of focus includes providing vital support for:

  1. Underrepresented faculty
  2. The infusion of inclusive curriculum and pedagogy
  3. Unit level strategic planning toward Inclusive Excellence
  4. Participation in faculty search processes
  5. Diversity and inclusion communication and advocacy efforts within their unit and beyond.

In addition, a faculty hiring dashboard is available for hiring teams and the staff hiring guide is under review.

We have also created the Diversity Dashboard on the new website for Diversity and Inclusion. The Dashboard gives us a snapshot of student composition, campus climate, student engagement benchmarks, and student outcomes.

We are working on developing several pilot projects.

  • Embedding IE in the annual review process for faculty via Activity Insight
  • Developing proposal for IE leadership development for middle managers


Last Updated: 10/16/17

Debra Mixon Mitchell

Director of Diversity Recruiting

Judy Kiyama

Associate Professor, Morgridge College of Education

Laura Maresca

Vice Chancellor, Human Resources and Inclusive Community

Michael Johnson

Director of Student Outreach and Support

Nancy Wadsworth

Associate Professor, Political Science

Nashwa Bolling

Associate Director, Budget, Research and Analysis