Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity

Mission and Values

The role of the Crown Family School Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity Committee (IED) is to develop, guide, and advance initiatives that build and strengthen the educational, organizational, and institutional climate of the School with respect to inclusion, equity, and diversity. The IED committee’s mission and values involve a commitment to:

  • Transparency and open communication
  • Inclusivity with representation in decision-making and governance
  • Accountability through feedback loops and systems of checks and balances
  • Community building as a model for governance
  • Engagement and interconnectedness
  • Accessibility

Goals

The IED Committee is guided by the following goals:

  1. Identify opportunities around school programming and activities to promote and provide advising and guidance on recommendations related to:
    1. Creating an inclusive climate at the Crown Family School
    2. Developing diversity and inclusion content in the Crown Family School curriculum
    3. The development of pedagogical skill development and supports pertaining to diversity and inclusion in the educational program at the Crown Family School
    4. Recruitment, admission, and enrollment of a diverse student body at the Crown Family School
    5. Recruitment and retention of a diverse cadre of tenure-track and non-tenure-track instructors at the Crown Family School
    6. Recruitment and retention of a diverse professional and support staff at the Crown Family School
    7. Crown Family School alumni engagement;
  2. Engage in opportunities for cross-departmental collaboration with other schools of study across the University engaged in initiatives related to inclusion, equity, and diversity;
  3. Support training of faculty, staff, and students that facilitates a welcoming climate for all at the Crown Family School. 

Committee 

The IED Committee is comprised of students, staff and faculty. Staff and faculty are appointed to one-year terms by the Dean of the Crown Family School. Student representatives apply to serve a one-year term; student applications are reviewed by all committee members, who collectively vote on student representatives.

2022-2023 Members

Emily Ellis, Co-Chair, PhD Student Representative
Kristen Reid Salomon, Co-Chair, Dean of Students, Diversity, and Inclusion
S Simmons, Co-Chair, Assistant Instructional Professor
Kira Edwards, Advanced Standing Student Representative
Angela Garcia, Assistant Professor
Aaron Gottlieb, Assistant Professor
Colleen M. Grogan, Deputy Dean of Curriculum
Emilie Gutierrez, First Year Student Representative 
Carrie Humphrey, Front Desk Manager
Natalie Jones, SSL Representative
Mel Lamagna, Director, Field Education
Susan Lambert, Professor
Zhiying Ma, Assistant Professor
Lisa Moore, Director of Social Work Program and Senior Lecturer
Julia Riordan, First Year Student Representative
Eugene Robinson, Jr., Alumni Board Representative
Danie Rogers, First Year Student Representative
Cat Sanders, Chief of Staff
W. David Stevens, Director of Research Operations, Consortium on School Research

2021 – 2022 Members

S Simmons, Co-Chair, Assistant Instructional Professor
Susan Lambert, Co-Chair, Professor
Emily Ellis, PhD Student
Matt Epperson, Associate Professor
Maranda Gorr-Diaz, First year full time student
Carrie Humphrey, Receptionist
Natalie Jones, SSL student
Mel Lamagna, Director, Field Education
Zhiying Ma, Assistant Professor
Lisa Moore, Director of Social Work Program and Senior Lecturer
Eugene Robinson, Jr., Alumni Board Representative
Cat Sanders, Chief of Staff
W. David Stevens, Director of Research Operations, Consortium on School Research

2019 – 2020 Members

Esther Franco-Payne, AM ’99, Alumni Representative
Armando Garcia, Part-Time Day Student Representative
Jess Jankowski, Second Year, Full Time Student Representative
Mel Lamagna, AM ’03, LCSW, Director of Field Education, Staff Representative
Frania Mendoza Lua, PhD Student Representative
Zhiying Ma, Assistant Professor, Faculty Representative
Curtis McMillen, David and Mary Winton Green Professor, Ex Officio, Faculty and Deputy Dean of Curriculum
Aisha Naseem, Student Chair
Kristen Reid Salomon, Dean of Students, Diversity and Inclusion, Staff Representative
S Simmons, Assistant Instructional Professor, Faculty Chair
Prisca Tuyishime, First Year, Full Time Student Representative
SaCora Williams, Advanced Standing Student Representative

2018 – 2019 Members

Alida Bouris, Co-Chair, Associate Professor
Marci Ybarra, Co-Chair, Assistant Professor 
Yoonsun Choi, Faculty, Associate Professor
Eve L. Ewing, Faculty, Assistant Professor
Angela García, Faculty, Assistant Professor 
Deborah Gorman-Smith, Ex Officio, Dean, Emily Klein Gidwitz Professor
Curtis McMillen, Ex Officio, David and Mary Winton Green Professor and Deputy Dean of Curriculum
Sarah Morgan, Ex Officio, Extended Evening Program Coordinator
Kristen Reid-Salomon, Ex Officio, Assistant Dean of Students
Ashley Jackson, AM '11, Alumni Representative
Ximena Escalante, EEP student representative
Armando García, Part-time day student representative
Mina Lee, PhD student representative
Bex Leon, Advanced Standing student representative
Aisha Naseem, 1st year day student representative
Alicia Ozier, 2nd year day student representative

2017 – 2018 Members

Cindy Agustín Peña, Second Year AM Program Student Representative
Jennifer Bealer, Extended Evening Program AM Student Representative
Alida Bouris, Co-Chair, Associate Professor
Asia Bowman, Extended Evening Program AM Student Representative
Gina Fedock, Assistant Professor
Angela Garcia, Assistant Professor
Ashley Jackson, Alumni Representative
Bharathi Jayaram, Ex Officio, Associate Director of Field Education
Waldo E. Johnson, Jr., Associate Professor
Marion Malcome, PhD Student Representative
Curtis McMillen, Ex Officio, David and Mary Winton Green Professor and Deputy Dean of Curriculum
Alejandro Monroy Velez, Dean of Students Office
Nerissa Osby, Dean of Students Office
Deborah Ragbir, Second Year AM Student Representative
Kristen Reid-Salomon, Ex Officio, Assistant Dean of Students
Kirstin Williams, First Year AM Program Student Representative
Marci Ybarra, Co-Chair, Assistant Professor