Center for Diversity in Engineering Staff

The Center for Diversity in Engineering consists of both full-time and student staff. Each of these positions supports the mission of the CDE through various operational functions.

  • James Bland, M.Ed

    James Bland, M.Ed

    Program Director


    James assists with the daily operation of the Center for Diversity in Engineering (CDE) and serves as the advisor of culturally based CIOs within the Engineering School. Additionally, he provides equity-focused programming, strategic diversity, and serves as an advocate and champion for undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented groups.

  • Amanda Fortune

    Amanda Fortune

    Operations Manager


    Amanda provides general operating support for the Center for Diversity in Engineering such as budget and fiscal management for the CDE and affilated student organizations. Amanda also serves as a human resources liason and provides administrative support to other CDE Support Staff members.