Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship

​The Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship Program at CMU offers opportunities for professional development and to make substantive contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts by tenured faculty members at the university. The program builds leadership skills to become more effective in their current positions, to have a meaningful impact on diversity, equity, and inclusion policy, and to explore intensively an interest in becoming administrative leaders in the future. Each faculty member selected for the program serves under the mentorship of, and in partnership with, the Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer to accomplish one or more mutually defined projects, takes part in a formal diversity and inclusion seminar series, engages with a range of university senior administrators and administrative groups, leads a conference team off campus, and meets regularly together with the Vice President.

The full program description:

2021 CMU Faculty Diversity Inclusion Fellowship Program Description032320-2.docx

Application for calendar year 2020:

2021 CMU Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship Program Application032320.docx

The second cohort of this fellowship awarded in January 2020 are:

Dr. Anne Hornak brings a commitment to ethics, social justice and gender in higher education to her research and teaching as a member of the faculty in the Department of Educational Leadership. Her project this year is looking at the experiences of rural students and their participation in higher education across the state and here at CMU.

As a Physics professor, Dr. Veronica Barone has specialized in electronic structure calculations and molecular modeling in optoelectronic devices. As one of the few women tenured professors of physics nationally, she is interested in the dynamics of gender in STEM faculty careers.

The first two fellowships awarded in January 2019 were:

History making Dr. René Shingles, the first African-American woman inducted into the National Athletic Trainers' Association Hall of Fame, and professor in The Herbert H. & Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions.

Dr. Cherie Strachan is the Assistant Dean for the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences, the author of High-Tech Grassroots: The Professionalization of Local Elections among many published articles and book chapters and co-founder of the Consortium for Intercampus SoTL Research.