2015-2016 Faculty Associates for Diversity
Dr. Dianne Kerr is an associate professor in the School of Health Sciences and the division’s Provost Faculty Associate for the Women’s and Gender and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Student centers. As Faculty Associate, Kerr will initiate an LGBTQ Research Interest Group for faculty; work with campus officials on transgender patron policy changes on campus; and work with leadership in suggesting ways to diversify faculty search committees.
Dr. Walter S. Gershon is a professor in the School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies and the division’s Provost Faculty Associate for the Student Multicultural Center. As Faculty Associate, Gershon will aid our understandings of student experiences with the Student Multicultural Center utilizing qualitative research tools and methodologies; collaborate and provide guidance with the faculty student connection program within the Student Multicultural Center; support the work of NE Ohio Gay Straight Alliances; and provide ongoing research in the investigation and understanding of how marginalized students(youth) negotiate home and school spaces.
Dr. Rocha: Oscar Rocha, associate professor, Department of Biological Sciences is the Provost Faculty Associate for the Student Multicultural Center. As Faculty Associate, Rocha’s work will establish a direct connection with high school counselors in the cities of Painesville and Lorain; and collaborate and provide guidance with the faculty-student connection program within the SMC.