About

The Diversity Catalyst Committee (DCC) champions a long-term diversity and inclusion agenda for ESS with goals, metrics, timelines, implementation activities, and continuity of practice with a rolling three-year plan. The DCC engages in topics of diversity in research leadership across the Land-grant university system, provides ideas and actions for consideration, and supplements institutional, regional and national diversity and inclusion efforts. The focus is primarily on enhancing the diversity among the Experiment Station Directors, Research Directors, and their associates and assistants.

Members

NameCommittee PositionAffiliationEmail
Karen PlautChairNCRAkplaut@purdue.edu
Ali FaresMemberARDalfares@pvamu.edu
Alton ThompsonMemberARDathompson1@ncat.edu
Brian RaisonMemberECOPraison.1@osu.edu
Charles BoyerMemberWAAESDagdean@montana.edu
Cynda ClaryMemberAPScynda.clary@okstate.edu
David LeibovitzMemberNERAdavid_leibovitz@uri.edu
Doze ButlerMemberAPS and ARDdoze_butler@subr.edu
Gary ThompsonMemberNERAgat10@psu.edu
Jackie BurnsMemberSAAESDjkbu@ufl.edu
L. Wes BurgerMemberSAAESDw.burger@msstate.edu
Rick RhodesMemberNERArcrhodes@uri.edu
Sarah LupisMemberWAAESDsarah.lupis@colostate.edu
Shannon Archibeque-EngleMemberProfessionalshannon.archibeque-engle@colostate.edu
Soyeon ShimMemberBHSsoyeon.shim@sohe.wisc.edu
Jeff JacobsenExecutive Vice-ChairNCRAjjacobsn@msu.edu
Christina HamiltonAssistant Vice-ChairNCRAchristina.hamilton@wisc.edu