Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Amoaba Gooden

Amoaba Gooden, vice president of Kent State's Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, who has been named to Crain's Cleveland 2022 Notable Executives, is featured in Crain's 2022 Notable Executives in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Q&A.  

Chemistry professor working with student at lab

“Who is Counted and What Counts: Tracking Women’s Engagement in Low-Prestige/High-Workload Service Activities at Kent State University” will examine whether faculty members with underrepresented and/or historically excluded intersecting gender and racial/ethnic identities (IGREs) perform more high-workload, low-prestige service work than their faculty peers.

Geography Students at Kent State

Scott Sheridan, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Geography, in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, was recently selected to become an inaugural American Geophysical Union (AGU) LANDInG (Leadership Academy and Network for Diversity and Inclusion in the Geosciences) Academy Fellow.

Kent State students walk to and from class.

University and student leaders share their personal insights into America's current unrest and whether protests will lead to lasting change. 

Celeste Dawson credits Kent State’s EXCEL program for making the Kent Campus feel like a second home.

Celeste Dawson had made up her mind. She was not going to attend college and that was her final decision. 

Her story could have ended there, but the support of her parents and a program at Kent State University opened up a new chapter in her life – one filled with opportunities she never imagined.