Contact Information

You may reach out to any of the members of the social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion committee using this general email address

Minority Liaison Officers

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Germine Awad

Associate Professor

Studies the effects that acculturation and identity have on discrimination, specifically in populations of Arab/Middle Eastern and African American women.

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Norma Cantú, J.D.

Ken McIntyre Professor for Excellence in School Leadership

With a background as assistant secretary of education for Civil Rights in the Clinton Administration, she teaches topics in civil rights and the intersection of law and policy in education.

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North Cooc

Associate Professor

Explores how family background, culture, and school contextual factors influence decisions and trajectory outcomes within special education.

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Seth Schwartz


Studies immigration, acculturation, and culturally related stress among Latin American immigrant families in the United States, and effects of these processes on family relationships, well-being, and risky behavior. 

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Allison Skerrett


Focuses on secondary English and literacy education in urban contexts, including among transnational youth.

Ex-officio Members

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Sherry Field

Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs

Award-winning scholar and leader in social studies education.

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Richard J. Reddick

Associate Dean for Equity, Community Engagement, and Outreach

Examines the experiences of faculty of color at predominantly White institutions; mentoring relationships between faculty and Black students; and work-life balance in academia.