SSA Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity Committee

Associate Professor Alida Bouris (Co-Chair, Faculty)
Assistant Professor Marci Ybarra (Co-Chair, Faculty)
Assistant Professor Gina Fedock (Faculty) 
Associate Professor Waldo E. Johnson, Jr. (Faculty)
Emily Klein Gidwitz Professor Deborah Gorman-Smith
   (Ex Officio, Interim Dean)
Professor and Deputy Dean for Curriculum Curtis McMillen (Ex Officio, Faculty)
Bharathi Jayaram (Ex Officio, Associate Director of Field Education) 
Kristen Reid-Salomon (Ex Officio, Assistant Dean of Students)
Bridgette Davis (PhD Program Student Representative) 
Shelby Hines (EEP Student Representative)
Radiah Shabazz (Master's Program Student Representative)
Alejandro Monroy Velez (Master's Program Student Representative)   
Marion Malcome, Doctoral Student (Alternate Student Representative) 

SSA Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity Committee Charge

The role of the SSA Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity Committee is to guide and advance initiatives that build and strengthen the educational, organizational and institutional climate of SSA with respect to inclusion, equity, and diversity and elevate the work of SSA on this agenda.

Responsibilities of the committee include:

  1. Advise, provide recommendations, and guidance on school programming and activities to promote an inclusive climate at SSA;
  2. advise, provide guidance, and recommendations on diversity and inclusion content in the SSA curriculum;
  3. advise, provide guidance, and recommendations on pedagogical skill development and supports pertaining to diversity and inclusion in the educational program at SSA;
  4. advise, provide guidance, and recommendations to recruit, admit, and enroll a diverse student body at SSA;
  5. advise, provide guidance, and recommendations to recruit and retain a diverse cadre of tenure-track and non-tenure-track instructors at SSA;
  6. advise, provide guidance, and recommendations to recruit and retain a diverse professional and support staff at SSA;
  7. advise, provide inclusion, equity, and diversity guidance and recommendations on SSA alumni engagement;
  8. participate in the recruitment of the Associate Dean for Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity, who will assume the day-to-day responsibilities for these initiatives;
  9. serve in an advisory role to the Associate Dean for Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity.