Academic Diversity Officers Leadership Council

The goals of the council and monthly meetings are to identify, discuss and support unit-based and cross-unit efforts; develop new collaborative ways forward to foster inclusive excellence; share and coordinate programming; identify and proactively support the work and ongoing professional development of DEI leaders; provide a space for those directly engaged in DEI work to constructively discuss challenges and opportunities, and ensure broad-based input and discussions about university-wide DEI planning and strategies. The full description of our DEI Officer descriptions can be found in their Roles, Expectations, and Responsibilties

Members

College of Arts and Science

Carolyn Craig, Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
513-529-1234
craigcs@MiamiOH.edu

College of Creative Arts

Patti Liberatore, PAS Director
513-529-4909
patti.liberatore@MiamiOH.edu

College of Education, Health, and Society

Denise Taliaferro Baszile, Associate Dean for Student Services and Diversity
513-529-1798
taliafda@MiamiOH.edu

College of Engineering and Computing

Jessica Sparks, Associate Dean and Professor of Biomedical Engineering
513-529-0764
sparksj6@MiamiOH.edu

Louise Morman (Backup), Director of the Lockheed Martin Leadership Institute
513-529-0759
mormanlm@MiamiOH.edu

Farmer School of Business

Michelle Thomas, Director of Business Organizations and Diversity
513-529-4236
thomasm@MiamiOH.edu

Melissa Thomasson, Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Personnel
513-529-2858
thomasma@MiamiOH.edu

Graduate School

M. Elise Radina, Associate Dean
513-529-9355
wardrm1@MiamiOH.edu

Libraries

Elizabeth Kerr, Coordinator of Strategy Assessment, and DEI
513-529-7096
kerre2@MiamiOH.edu

Aaron Shrimplin, Associate Dean of Libraries
513-529-6823
shrimpak@MiamiOH.edu

Regionals

Bennyce Hamilton, Regional Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives and deputy Title IX Coordinator
513-785-3024
hamiltbe@MiamiOH.edu