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Committee on Diversity, Inclusion, and Transformation (CODIT)

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The function of the Committee on Diversity, Inclusion, and Transformation is to advise the Dean on policies, initiatives, and procedures to encourage inclusion and diverse representation among Liberal Arts faculty, staff, and students. Committee activities may include but are not limited to formulating initiatives, supporting proposals for College stakeholders, and helping to keep College strategy aligned with College and University commitments to diversity and inclusion.

Term expiring in June 2020

Melissa Wright, Head, Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Geography, mww11@psu.edu

Term expiring in June 2021 

Kevin Conaway, Director, Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship, klc129@psu.edu

Erica Fox Brindley, Professor of Asian Studies and Philosophy, efb12@psu.edu

Brian Patchcoski, Director, Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, bjp226@psu.edu

Laureen Teti, Associate Director of the Child Study Center and Associate Research Professor of Psychology, lot1@psu.edu 

Term expiring in June 2022

Teresa Hamilton, Assistant Teaching Professor of English, tlh40@psu.edu

John Ochoa, Associate Professor of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, jao13@psu.edu 

Terri Vescio (Chair), Professor of Psychology and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, tkv1@psu.edu

Dawn Witherspoon, McCourtney Family Early Career Professor in Psychology and Associate Professor of Psychology, dpw14@psu.edu 

Serving ex officio

Earl F. Merritt, Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, efm1@psu.edu

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