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Committee on Diversity, Inclusion, and Transformation (CODIT)

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The function of the Committee on Diversity, Inclusion, and Transformation is to advise the Dean on policies, initiatives, and procedures to encourage inclusion and diverse representation among Liberal Arts faculty, staff, and students. Committee activities may include but are not limited to formulating initiatives, supporting proposals for College stakeholders, and helping to keep College strategy aligned with College and University commitments to diversity and inclusion.

Terms expiring in June 2021 

Kevin Conaway, Director, Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship, klc129@psu.edu

Brian Patchcoski, Director, Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, bjp226@psu.edu

Laureen Teti, Associate Director of the Child Study Center and Associate Research Professor of Psychology, lot1@psu.edu 

Terms expiring in June 2022

Teresa Hamilton, Assistant Teaching Professor of English, tlh40@psu.edu

John Ochoa, Associate Professor of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, jao13@psu.edu 

Dawn Witherspoon, McCourtney Family Early Career Professor in Psychology and Associate Professor of Psychology, dpw14@psu.edu 

Terms expiring in June 2023

Borja Gutiérrez, Assistant Teaching Professor of Spanish, bxg207@psu.edu

Mathias Hanses, Assistant Professor of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies (Co-Chair), mkh5452@psu.edu

Koraly Perez-Edgar, McCourtney Professor of Child Studies and Professor of Psychology, kxp24@psu.edu

Student member for 2020-2021

Jillian Kerr, junior, majoring in Economics/BA and Philosophy, jmk6857@psu.edu

Serving ex officio

Earl F. Merritt, Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion (Co-Chair), efm1@psu.edu

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