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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


Our Mission

The mission of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee (DEIC) is to promote excellence and foster community within the Department of Chemistry through active representation and inclusion of individuals from diverse backgrounds.

The mission of the committee will be achieved by implementing the CHEMISTRY CARES program, which is represented by the following focus areas:

  1. Climate and Community
  2. Accountability
  3. Recruitment, Representation and Retention
  4. Education
  5. Support and Advocacy

The DEIC works alongside several existing department organizations, including NUBonD, the Graduate Liaison Committee (GLC), and Women in Science and Engineering (WISER), seeking to amplify their work towards our common goals.

As part of its mission, the DEIC surveys the department and reports back to it on an annual basis. It works with various stakeholders across the department and the university.

Who we are

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The Committee is comprised of members from all our department’s constituents, namely alumni, faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and staff, providing a crucial intersection of the needs within and between these groups.

Photo of Professor Regan Thomson

Professor Regan J. Thomson

Chair, Faculty Representative

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Professor Franz Geiger

Faculty Representative

A photo of Professor Stephanie Knezz

Professor Stephanie Knezz

Faculty Representative

A photo of Saman Shafaie

Saman Shafaie

Staff Representative

A photo of Baillie DeHaven

Dr. Baillie DeHaven

Postdoc Representative

A photo of Dahee Jung

Dr. Dahee Jung

Postdoc Representative

A photo of Waleed Helweh

Waleed Helweh

Graduate Student Representative

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 Dr. Andrea d'Aquino

Alumni Representative

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Dr. Abdallah Diagne

Alumni Representative

A photo of Alicia McGeachy

 Dr. Alicia McGeachy

Alumni Representative

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