Interim Dean of Equity and Inclusion, Director of Faculty Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, William Meredith Assistant Professor of Psychology
As Director of Faculty Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, Nakia will serve as a member of the Dean of the Faculty Office staff collaborating with the Dean and Associate Dean and the ombuds to continue, and deepen, work on equity and full participation and to develop policies, practices, and interventions, which reflect and intentionally promote best practices in creating inclusive communities that aim to improve the sense of belonging of faculty from minoritized identities and/or cultures. Nakia’s work will focus on studying and addressing equity, access, and inclusion in the culture and practices of the division of academic affairs–most specifically in classrooms and departments, and faculty committees. In addition, she will collaborate with the DEI Division to fully realize and implement the Institutional Equity and Inclusion Action Plan goals on Curriculum, Teaching, and the Faculty Experience and the Anti- Racist Education and Action.
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