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Faculty Diversity Committee


The CLA Faculty Diversity Committee is a standing committee focused on diversity efforts and initiatives in the college. Serving as an advisory body to the Dean, the committee will develop diversity related goals, strategies for achieving those goals, and methods for measuring progress. Specifically, the committee has the following initial goals:

  1. Work to attract, cultivate, and nurture individuals who are invested in devoting critical and scholarly attention to different identities and communities specific to their disciplines;
  2. Offer more college-supported opportunities for diversity-related education, training, and recognition;
  3. Provide more explicit institutionalized value for a variety of diversity-related efforts and knowledge.


The CLA Faculty Diversity Committee will consist of approximately 10-12 tenured and/or tenure-track faculty. Members will serve two-year terms with options to renew each fall quarter. Nominations for new members will be solicited from existing committee members and other faculty who are leaders in areas of diversity. Nominees will then be recommended to the Dean. The committee will be co-chaired by the Associate Dean of Diversity and Curriculum, and a faculty member elected by the committee.

Member Department Contact
Jennifer Pedrotti

Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti (Chair, CLA)

Associate Dean for Diversity and Curriculum, CLA

Ryan Alaniz Ryan Alaniz Associate Professor, Social Sciences

Reggie Allen

Regulus Allen

Associate Professor, English

Ramón Esquivel Ramón Esquivel Assistant Professor, Theatre

Elizabeth Folk Elizabeth Folk Assistant Professor, Art and Design

Elizabeth Folk Julie Garcia Professor, Psychology & Child Development

Denise Isom Denise Isom Professor, Ethnic Studies

Megan Lambertz-Berndt Megan Lambertz-Berndt Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
Carrie Langner Carrie Langner

Associate Professor, Psychology and Child Development

Jess Lee Jess Lee

Assistant Professor, Social Sciences

Susana Lopez Susana A. López

Assistant Professor, Psychology and Child Development

Martha Galvan-Mandujano 

Assistant Professor, World Languages and Cultures

Silvia Marijuan Silvia Marijuan

Assistant Professor, World Languages and Cultures

Jenell Navarro Jenell Navarro Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies

Amber Williams Amber Williams Assistant Professor, Psychology & Child Development
Grace Yeh Grace Yeh Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies


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