The success of Boston University Diversity & Inclusion (BU D&I) as a force for institutional change and equity depends on an extensive network of colleagues, allies, and University leaders. But as a central organization, BU D&I is represented by the following individuals.
Vice President and Associate Provost for Community & Inclusion, Professor of English
Responsibilities: Overseeing Diversity & Inclusion; working with and advising senior academic and administrative leadership; ensuring that BU’s structures, practices, policies, and programs are aligned to stated institutional values and goals. Learn more about Crystal.
Assistant to the Vice President and Associate Provost for Community & Inclusion
Responsibilities: Supporting the vice president and associate provost; staffing groups and initiatives led by the vice president and associate provost for Community & Inclusion; and serving as a resource for general queries about Community, Diversity & Inclusion.
Learning & Training
Director of Learning & Training
Responsibilities: Creating and leading dynamic, comprehensive, and multimodal diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) related education and training programs for faculty staff and students; working to control quality and content of DEI trainings; address unit-level DEI related challenges and create programmatic platforms focused on the University’s DEI goals. Learn more about Kristen.
Learning & Training Specialist
Responsibilities: Assessing learning needs; developing university-wide curricula; conducting trainings, evaluating outcomes, and utilizing data to inform program development; assisting in the development of learning-based strategies for diversity, equity and inclusion. Learn more about Thiago.
Director of Special Projects
Responsibilities: Collaborating with a broad range of constituents around the University; managing and overseeing multiple projects simultaneously; capitalizing on interconnections between projects; and building infrastructure. Learn more about Karin.
Director of Programs
Faculty Diversity Initiatives
Manager of Faculty Diversity Initiatives
Responsibilities: Ensuring that faculty diversity initiatives run smoothly; supporting, tracking, assessing, and managing: efficacy, communication with schools/colleges regarding the University Scholars Program; the faculty Recruitment committee; attendance at programs and trainings, etc.; implement faculty search trainings; generate data and respond to data requests. Learn more about Megan.
Responsibilities: Overseeing strategy and design for, and production of, printed materials; generating creative content; maintaining and updating BU D&I website; overseeing the production of additional, unit-level websites; producing monthly newsletter; producing annual report; and overseeing BU D&I social media accounts. Learn more about Mike.
Faculty Fellow for Diversity & Inclusion
Responsibilities: Leading a holistic process evaluation project of BU Diversity & Inclusion programing efforts; interviewing key stakeholders to document the creation and implementation of Diversity & Inclusion projects and programs, including missions, vision, values and goals. Learn more about Deborah.
LGBTQIA+ Center for Faculty & Staff
Director of the LGBTQIA+ Center for Faculty & Staff
Debbie is a nationally respected leader around LGBTQIA+ topics in higher education and joins BU from the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, where she has served as Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Dean of Enrollment, Engagement, and Diversity since 2019. She has taught for 14 years as a faculty member in Widener University’s Center for Human Sexuality Studies and College of Health and Human Services, and was the founding director of two nationally recognized LGBT centers at Princeton University and the University of California, Santa Barbara. Debbie served as co-chair of the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals and has also served on several national LGBTQ task forces and advisory boards. She holds a PhD and master of education in human sexuality from Widener University and a master’s in college student personnel and bachelor’s in social work from Miami University.