About Us


Lead - Danelle Stevens-Watkins, Ph.D.

acting dean - college of education
Professor - Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology
Associate Vice President for Research, EQUITY


Assistant Director - Lauren Whitehurst, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor - Psychology
Core Faculty - Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET)
Affiliated Faculty - African American and Africana Studies



Executive Committee

Jay Miller, Ph.D., MSW, CSW

Dean - College of Social Work





Stephanie White, MD, MS - College of Medicine

Associate Professor - Pediatrics
Senior Associate Dean - Medical Student Education




Anastasia Curwood, Ph.D., MA - College of Arts & Sciences

Associate Professor - History
Director - African American & Africana Studies, Commonwealth Institute for Black Studies




Corrine Williams, Sc.M., Sc.D. - College of Public Health

Associate Professor - Health, Behavior & Society
Associate Vice President - Student Wellbeing






Internal Advisory Board Members

Brandi White, Ph.D., MPH - College of Health Sciences

Christia Brown, Ph.D. - College of Arts & Sciences

DaMaris Hill, Ph.D. - College of Arts & Sciences

Gregory Smith, Ph.D. - College of Arts & Sciences

Jean EdwardPh.D., RN, CHPE - College of Nursing

Kelly Pennell, Ph.D., PE - College of Engineering

Kenneth Tyler, Ph.D. - College of Education

Lala Ma, Ph.D. - Gatton College of Business and Economics

Lovoria Williams, Ph.D., FNP-C, FAANP, FAAN - College of Nursing

Luciana Shaddox, DDS, MS, Ph.D. - College of Dentistry

Rajeev Darolia, Ph.D. - Martin School of Public Policy and Administration

Susan Cantrell, Ed.D. - College of Education

Tayo Adedokun, Ph.D. - College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment

Trenika Mitchell, PharmD - College of Pharmacy

Yuha Jung, Ph.D. - College of Fine Arts