About us

A meeting of the META Collective Coordinating Committee
 A meeting of the META Collective Coordinating Committee
 A meeting of the META Collective Coordinating Committee

Our vision

We seek to develop a campus and community climate where people commit to understand, respect, and appreciate others’ religious, spiritual, or secular meaning-making, confront religious intolerance, and work toward equity for all.


Our mission

We work toward our vision by developing and supporting sustainable initiatives that:

Cultivate a sense of belonging and inclusion, on campus and in local communities, for students, staff, faculty, and community members who have different identities in relation to religion.

Create healthy spaces of engagement where students, staff, faculty, and community members who orient around religion differently can develop religious literacy, appreciative knowledge, and bonds of friendship.

Collaborate with campus and community partners, across lines of religious, spiritual, and secular difference, around common values toward more just and flourishing communities.


Committee members

Tri-chairs:

John-Charles Duffy
Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Comparative Religion

Joe Hawkins
Assistant Director, Office of Residence Life

Simran Kaur
Graduate student, Student Affairs in Higher Education

Other members:

Geneva Blackmer
Program Director, Oxford Interfaith Center

Dominique Brown
Graduate student, Educational Leadership

Jennifer Bulanda
Associate Professor, Sociology and Gerontology

Kathy Goodman
Assistant Professor, Student Affairs in Higher Education

Suzanne Klatt
Director, Mindfulness and Contemplative Inquiry Center

Marcy Miller
Executive Director, Hillel at Miami University

Devin Moran
Associate Director, Office of Diversity Affairs

Taylor Scott
Campus Director, Miami University Navigators

Tarah Lynn Trueblood (advisor)
Director, Center for American and World Cultures

Scott Wagar (on leave)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of English

Katie Wilson
Director, Armstrong Student Center

Undergraduate fellows:

Elaine Davis
Major, History

Sami Hausserman
Double major, Social Justice Studies and Religion

Athena Williams
Double major, International Studies and Religion