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2020–2021 DEI Advisory Committee

This committee is charged with improving the systematic attention given to concerns related to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. In addition to faculty and administrators, there are multiple student members. This committee typically meets once per month.

Melissa Begg
Dean, Columbia School of Social Work; Professor
mdb3@Columbia.edu
Karma Lowe
Assistant Dean, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
knl3@Columbia.edu
Chris Won
Program Coordinator, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
cw3264@columbia.edu
Julien Teitler
Senior Associate Dean, Research & Academic Affairs; Professor
jot8@columbia.edu
Jim W. Glover
Senior Associate Dean, Strategic Initiatives
jg2784@columbia.edu
Desmond Patton
Associate Professor, Associate Dean, Curriculum Innovation &
Academic Affairs
dp2787@columbia.edu
Kathryne Leak
Associate Dean, Director, Field & Education
khl6@columbia.edu
Moira Curtain
Assistant Dean, Director, Advising; Lecturer
mac17@columbia.edu
Courtney D. Cogburn
Associate Professor
cc3803@columbia.edu
Carmela Alcántara
Associate Professor
ca2543@columbia.edu
Elwin Wu
Professor
ew157@columbia.edu
Samantha C. Winter
Assistant Professor
scw2154@columbia.edu
Andrew Hamid
Lecturer
ah168@columbia.edu
Rick Greenberg
Lecturer
rg120@columbia.edu
Ovita F. Williams
Associate Director, Field Education; Executive Director, Action Lab for Social Justice; Lecturer
ofw1@columbia.edu
Adam J. Pellegrini
Director, Writing Center
ap3149@columbia.edu
Reneson Jean-Louis
Student (Final-Year), Program Coordinator, PDSA
rj2572@columbia.edu
Ashley Choi
Student (Final-Year), Program Coordinator, PDSA
yrc2116@columbia.edu
Alexis Hajarizadeh
Student (First-Year)
anh2152@columbia.edu
David Robertson
Student (First-Year)
ddr2136@columbia.edu

DEI Advisory Committee Goals

  • To promote and support the ongoing recruitment and retention of students, faculty, and staff of color and other underrepresented groups at CSSW
  • To support the Academic Affairs team, course conveners and DEI Office in suffusion of the Power, Race, Oppression and Privilege (PROP) framework throughout the curriculum, administrative practices and school policies
  • To encourage faculty, students and administrative teams to build collaborative, and mutually-beneficial partnerships between CSSW and communities
  • To support the Assistant Dean of DEI in developing systems of accountability for social justice, equity, and inclusion work within and beyond CSSW

  • To support the Assistant Dean of DEI in coordinating school-wide DEI strategic planning efforts