College of Arts and Sciences
Dean's Diversity Initiatives Committee (DDIC)

Dean’s Charge to the Committee

Nasser Momayezi, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

In 2010, Dean Momayezi charged the DDIC to take a holistic approach to diversity. He enlisted the committee to define diversity in broad ways and to educate faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences about diversity. He tasked us to do the following:

Committee Members
Research Area Role
Virginia Bonner Film Studies/VPA Co-Chair
Erica Dotson Teacher Education/French Co-Chair
LaTasha Jones Adams Teacher Education Member
Taralyn Keese
Social Sciences Member
Emily Surber Science Education Member
Michael Lindsay English & African Am. St. Member
Carolyn Walcott Communication & Media Studies Member
Nikia Yallah Human Resources Ex-Officio


Current Projects

Courageous Conversations Series

DDIC Mari Ann Banks Award for Equity and Inclusion

A&S Recruitment & Retention of Faculty of Color

A&S Diversity Training