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DEI Committee

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Mission

We strive to create a welcoming, safe, supportive, caring, and inclusive teaching and learning environment, in which everyone feels the sense of belonging, valued and supported, with special support provided for students and faculty who need to ensure their equal opportunities and access to educational resources.  Our 2021-2022 measurable outcomes include, but are not limited to

  1. Increase visibility, awareness of the committee and the commitment by COE to DEI;
  2. Increase diversity and retention of students, faculty, staff; and
  3. Increase perceptions of belonging, inclusion, support.

Email COE Director of Diversity, Dr. Stephanie Anne Shelton, at sashelton@ua.edu if you are interested in joining.

Members

  • Elroy Aguiar, Assistant Professor, Exercise Science, Department of Kinesiology
  • Rebecca Ballard, Dean’s Office
  • Kelly Guyotte, Associate Professor, Qualitative Research, Department of Educational Studies in Psychology, Research Methodology, and Counseling
  • Cailin Kerch, Clinical Assistant Professor, Literacy Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Emily Lund, Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Counseling, Department of Educational Studies in Psychology, Research Methodology, and Counseling
  • Sara McDaniel, Co-Chair, Professor, Department of Special Education and Multiple Abilities
  • Carlton McHargh, Co-Chair, Director of Enrollment and Student Success, Dean’s Office
  • Doug McKnight, Professor, Educational Leadership and Foundations of Education, Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
  • Laura McNeill, Clinical Assistant Professor, Educational Technology, Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
  • John Petrovic, Professor and Foundations of Education, Educational Leadership, Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
  • Karen Spector, Associate Professor, Literacy Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Michael Sulkowski, Associate Professor, School Psychology, Department of Educational Studies in Psychology, Research Methodology, and Counseling

Resources

Diversity at UA

UA’s Path Forward Diversity Report

The website for UA’s Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion features numerous resources — on-campus, virtual, and non-UA — on diversity, being an ally, and UA initiatives toward creating and supporting a more inclusive campus.