2018-2019 Subcommittees

The HCIE organizes into subcommittees each academic year to work on particular goals. Each subcommittee includes faculty, students, and staff and works closely with the university leadership.  The 2018-2019 Council formed three subcommittees:

Faculty, Graduate Student, and Postdoc Diversity and Development

Recommend departmental and institutional practices/policies that facilitate recruitment/hiring, development, and advancement of URM and women students, postdocs and faculty. Identify institutional impediments to student and faculty diversity and develop strategies that can be executed at the school and departmental level. This committee will also focus on the varied career pathways from graduate student to senior professor.

  • Reports about faculty hires, promotions, and departures disaggregated by race, ethnicity, and gender
  • Build institutional capacity for culture change by identifying key areas for interventions in URM faculty recruitment and development (strategic high-impact initiatives)
  • Systematically assess quantitative and qualitative data to identify problem areas with regard to diversity goals, recruitment of URM groups, retention/advancement, and perceptions of the work environment
  • Identify and collaborate with important faculty groups/committees and leadership to implement policy changes
  • Implement best practices that embed diversity into the institutional fabric (keep diversity at the core, linking process to institutional priorities)

Karen Fleming (Co-Chair)
Jocelyn Haversat (Co-Chair)
Suhas Eswarappa Prameela
Kendall Free
Rigoberto Hernandez
Jeanne-Marie Jackson
Rachel Karchin
Christine Kavanagh
Chang Liu
Dora Malech

Climate, Culture, and Campus Experience

Identify ways to better understand our campus environment and document how various members of the community (students, graduate students, postdocs, staff, and faculty) feel about their experiences at Homewood. Develop ways to assess the climate and leverage these data.

  • Climate surveys, perceptions of institutional environment, engagement, and quality of experience
  • Develop mechanism for reporting and sharing information on diversity progress to inform initiatives and decision making
  • Identify intellectual gaps in class offerings, encourage student enrollment in courses that engage diversity, and assess options for developing questions about inclusion in course evaluations

Lael J. Ensor-Bennett (Co-Chair)
AJ Tsang (Co-Chair)
Joel Bader
Richard Helman
Jerry Prince
Naisa Rahman
Madelynn Wellons

Diversity Education/Inclusive Classrooms

Identify and develop effective strategies for promoting an inclusive environment to facilitate education for our diverse student body. Communicate these strategies with the Homewood community. This subcommittee also works to identify innovative ways to inform and engage our community in diversity issues and best practices. Provides the framework for linking diversity to institutional quality and mission. Specifically, this subcommittee focuses on leadership development activities and departmental strategies that equip faculty, graduate students, postdocs, undergraduate students and staff with practical tools and skills to create an inclusive environment.


Trevor Mackesey (Co-Chair)
Natalie Strobach (Co-Chair)
Kiana Boroumand
Moses Davis
Alexandra Gittens
Jeff Gray