Diversity Committee

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Departmental Representative


The Diversity Committee is responsible for developing innovative strategies to increase and maintain diversity in the College; disseminating diversity-related information and policies to departmental faculty; facilitating diversity-related activities in the departments; and participating in the execution of plans for integrating diversity into the basic functions of the College.

Committee Composition and Operations

The Diversity Committee has one voting faculty member from each department. The committee also includes one student member. All representatives serve potentially renewable one-year terms. The College Coordinator for Diversity and the College's Multicultural Liaison Officer serve as ex-officio members.


  • Awoke Dollisso, Agricultural Education & Studies¬†(chair)
  • James Wright, Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering
  • Andrew Manu, Agronomy
  • Joan Cunnick, Animal Science
  • Linda Ambrosio, Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology
  • Brent Danielson, Ecology, Evolution & Organismal Biology
  • Mark Edelman, Economics
  • Greg Courtney, Entomology
  • Angela Shaw, Food Science & Human Nutrition
  • Dior Kelley, Genetics, Development & Cell Biology
  • Dorothy Masinde, Global Resource¬†Systems
  • Shui-zhang Fei, Horticulture
  • Amanda Chung, Natural Resource and Ecology & Management
  • Alison Robertson, Plant Pathology & Microbiology
  • J. Arbuckle, Sociology
  • Theressa Cooper, Administration (ex-officio member)
  • Elizabeth Martinez-Podolsky, Administration (ex-officio member)
  • Elisabeth Huff-Lonergan, resource person