Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
I believe that scholars have an opportunity to have a significant positive impact for their students, colleagues, and the community. I am committed to ensuring students and faculty are representative of the community, and that courses I teach include diverse perspectives. Throughout my career, I intend to work closely with people from underrepresented groups, to learn about their experiences, and to actively pursue equitable learning outcomes.
At UNO, I serve on the School of Public Administration’s Diversity and Inclusion Work Group, and I am committed to ensuring we create an inclusive environment for all students. I am especially interested in efforts to reveal the ‘hidden curriculum’ for first-generation students and students from underrepresented groups. I am committed to initiatives aimed at increasing the number of students from underrepresented groups in undergraduate and graduate programs, with an ultimate aim of having universities better reflect the communities we serve.