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Equity Advisors

All faculty Equity Advisors are trained centrally by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with input from related campus offices. Each Equity Advisor will report to their respective Dean.

All Equity Advisors work within their colleges to:

  • Work collaboratively with the VC-DEI, Deans, Department Chairs, VPAP and search committees to identify and encourage best practices for faculty recruitment and retention
  • Work with the Graduate Advisors to improve graduate student success
  • Provide leadership in matters of equity, diversity and inclusion within their colleges to administrators, faculty, and staff
  • Conceivably assist the Dean in research on issues of pay equity with Academic Personnel and Human Resources
  • Provide formal and informal mentoring

Equity Advisors

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2021-2022 Equity Advisors Group Photo on Zoom


College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

  • Amy Litt, Associate Professor and Plant Evolution & Development Biologist
  • Flip Tanedo, Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy 

School of Medicine

  • Currently Vacant 

School of Education 

  • Uma Jayakumar, Associate Professor

College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

  • Susan Zieger, Professor of English
  • Elizabeth Davis, Associate Professor

School of Business

  • Boris Maciejovsky, Associate Professor of Management

Bourns College of Engineering

  • Ahmed Eldawy, Associate Professor, Computer Science

School of Public Policy

  • Ran Wei, Associate Professor