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
Fall 2017-Spring 2018
Research Area Role
Virginia Bonner Film and Media Studies Co-Chair
Mari Banks CAS/Teacher Education Co-Chair
Khalilah Ali English Member
Jelani Favors History Member
Taralyn Keese
Sociology Member
Emily Harbert Science Education Member
Michael Lindsay English & African Am. St. Member
Robert Pfeiffer English Member
Stephanie Richardson English Member
Christopher Ritter
English Member
Marla Stewart Gender Studies Member
Mark Watson Art History Membere
Eckart Werther Psychology Member
Nikia Yallah Human Resources Ex-Officio


Current Projects 2017-2018

Courageous Conversations Series

DDIC Diversity Leadership Award

A&S Recruitment & Retention of Faculty of Color

A&S Diversity Training

CSU Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer and University-Wide Committee