UVA Engineering Directors of Diversity and Inclusion
UVA Engineering has established Directors of Diversity and Inclusion (DDIs) in each department to advance positive and substantive organizational change at the departmental and school levels.
Directors of Diversity and Inclusion (DDIs) are embedded in each academic department and serve to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion at the departmental, curricular, and extracurricular levels. The DDIs work closely with the Center for Diversity in Engineering to build and sustain connections across departments and among faculty, students, and staff. Notable recent work in this area includes policy changes (e.g. lifting the caps on majors) and improved procedures (e.g. orientation messaging about math placement in conjunction with APMA's improved math placement exam). The foci of DDI work also includes:
•Revising policies (e.g. promotion & tenure, workloads and supports),
•Recruitment and retention of faculty, particularly for those from underrepresented or underserved backgrounds,
•Student support, particularly for those from underrepresented or underserved backgrounds,
•Departmental culture & climate, and physical space.
Current 2020 - 2021 committee members are:
Bill Epling (CHE)
Keivan Esfarjani (MAE)
David Green (MSE)
Kevin Janes (BME)
Garrick Louis (ESE)
Lynn Mandeltort (Chair) (DO)
Upsorn Praphamontripong (CS)
Ann Reimers (ES)
Keith Williams (ECE)
This regularly updated page collects upcoming events, resources, and opportunities relevant to the DDIs and the engineering school's broader efforts toward a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive culture.