Penn State DuBois - Many Lions, One Pride
Diversity at Penn State DuBois means understanding, accepting and respecting the array of human differences including gender, age, race, ethnic background, sexual orientation, mental and physical ability, socio-economic background, geographic experience, nationality, religion, veteran status, and other observable and non-observable differences among people.
Penn State DuBois is committed to providing the support structures and framework for students, faculty, staff and administration from all backgrounds to foster healthy diversity and multicultural dynamics, guided by the Penn State DuBois IDREAM Committee.
Whether you are at Penn State DuBois for your education or for your career, we welcome you to take advantage of the range of programs, discussions, social events, resources, guest lectures and events we offer.
Campus IDREAM Committee
The Campus IDREAM Committee consists of Penn State DuBois faculty, staff, administration and students who meet to support diversity initiatives on campus such as classroom and co-curricular opportunities, student engagement programs, activities and events, as well as working to implement diversity and inclusion at every level of campus educational and operational development.
Vision and Mission
To cultivate a campus and community that fosters the IDREAM mission. Ongoing and continued effort to foster a safe and welcoming campus and community by educating and keeping an open dialogue on:
- Inclusion (respectful treatment of all people and perspectives)
- Diversity (numeric representation and support of faculty, staff, and students who hold different social identities, backgrounds, and experiences)
- Racial equality (equal treatment and procedural fairness for all races)
- Equity (attention to disparate impact and systemic barriers)
- Accountability (holding oneself responsible for one’s actions by constructive conversation and change); Awareness (raising consciousness about our own biases and examining our own privileges and the lens through which we experience the world)
- Multiculturalism (acknowledging and respecting an array of cultures by providing opportunities to engage in cultural diversity)
- Jackie Atkins, Assistant Teaching Professor, English
- Jessica Clontz, Assistant Teaching Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
- Diana Kreydt, Disability Resources and CUE Coordinator
- Colleen Lanzoni, Campus Counselor
- Amila Madiligama, Assistant Teaching Professor, Physics
- Amity Maines, Administrative Support Assistant, Academic Affairs
- Francelys Medina, Assistant Teaching Professor, Chemistry
- Evelyn Nyadwera, Associate Professor, Business and Economics
- Rebecca Pennington, Director of Student Affairs
- Selena Price, Lecturer, Criminal Justice
- Prashanti Ramakrishnan, Assistant Teaching Professor, Chemistry and Biology
- Kate Riordan, Career Counselor
- Jungwoo Ryoo, Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer
- Brittany Stanton, Assistant Director of Student Engagement
- Tony Vallone, Associate Professor, English
- Mary Vollero, Teaching Professor, Arts and Humanities
- Daudi Waryoba, Associate Professor, Engineering
- Jeffrey Zhao, Global Engagement Coordinator
- Emily Zimmerman, Assistant Librarian
If you would like to submit comments, concerns, or ideas for the Diversity Team to consider at our scheduled meetings, please contact us at [email protected].