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Faculty diversity rising

EHE News
August 31, 2020

College professoriate now 30% people of color, a two-year increase of 8%

Nine new faculty have joined the College of Education and Human Ecology for the 2020-21 academic year, continuing with its priority to attract faculty and students who mirror our country’s population.

Eight of the nine new faculty are people of color. This raises the college's total diverse faculty to 30.3%, or 49 of our 162 current faculty who are tenured or on the tenure track.

Since Pope-Davis became dean in summer 2018, faculty diversity has steadily risen. In 2019, diverse faculty rose to 22.4%, an increase of 2% during the prior year.

Our new faculty members bring expertise in a variety of subjects.

One currently leads the prestigious John Newbery Medal Award Selection Committee that honors outstanding children’s books.

Another is an expert in educational administration, known for helping K-12 leaders pinpoint sources of inequity and make sustainable equity reforms in their school.

Two are prominent counseling psychologists recognized by the American Psychological Association. They bring their knowledge as scientist-practitioners to guide college programs.

Scroll through the carousel and select the images to learn more about each of our 9 new faculty.

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