About Us


Lead - Danelle Stevens-Watkins, Ph.D.

Assistant Vice President for Research, Diversity & Inclusion



Executive Committee

Jay Miller, Ph.D., MSW, CSW

Dean - College of Social Work


Stephanie White, MD, MS - College of Medicine

Associate Professor - Pediatrics
Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion


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

Associate Professor, Director - African American & Africana Studies


Yvonne Fondufe-Mittendorf, Ph.D. - College of Medicine

Associate Professor - Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry



Internal Advisory Board Members

UNITE Community Engagement Lead - Camille Burnett, Ph.D., MPA - College of Nursing

Ana Maria Linares, DNS, RN, IBCLC - College of Nursing

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kenneth Jones, Ph.D. - College of Agriculture

Trenika Mitchell, PharmD - College of Pharmacy

Jenny Minier, Ph.D. - College of Business & Economics

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

Melynda Price, J.D. Ph.D. - College of Law

Susan Cantrell, Ed.D. - College of Education

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

Diane Francis, Ph.D. - College of Communication & Information