Use these diversity and inclusion resources to support your personal and professional needs and to enhance to your professional growth and development as teachers, researchers, mentors and leaders.
Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee
The president's Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee is a cross-section of faculty, staff and students, and was established to provide direction to Chief Diversity Officer John Dozier and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. They represent your voice as members of the UofSC community, so please contact one of the committee co-chairs with any diversity-related questions or concerns that need to be addressed.
David Simmons, chairperson / associate professor, Anthropology
Black Faculty Caucus
The Black Faculty Caucus of the University of South Carolina exists to promote a strong sense of community, professional welfare, professional development and advocacy for Black faculty and the issues and/or university communities that concern and affect them. For more information, please feel free to contact:
Lucy Annang Ingram, Ph.D., chairperson
Qiana Whitted, Ph.D., vice chairperson and treasurer
Tisha Felder, Ph.D.
Terrance Weik, Ph.D.
Dianne Johnson, Ph.D.
Faculty Welfare Committee
The Faculty Welfare Committee considers university policies and the enforcement of policies regarding the welfare of the faculty, such as faculty salaries, other compensation and benefits, and any matters affecting the workplace environment.
chair, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences
Interfaith Advisory Council
For more information about the Interfaith Advisory Council, please contact:
Megan Colascione, coordinator
Jewish Faculty and Staff Council
For more information about the Jewish Faculty and Staff Council, please contact:
Adam M. Schor, Ph.D., convener
Latino/a & Hispanic Faculty Caucus
For more information abou the Latino/a & Hispanic Faculty Caucus, please contact:
Myriam Torres, chair
David Cardenas, vice chair/treasure
Julia Lopez-Robertson, secretary
Paula Vasquez, member at large
Toni Torres-McGehee, member at large
Provost’s Advisory Committee on Women’s Issues
The Provost’s Advisory Committee on Women’s Issues (PACWI) assesses current policies, recommends new policies and procedures, focuses on areas that need improvement and provides opportunities to enhance the quality of USC's campus community.
Robin DiPietro, faculty co-chair
Marguerite O'Brien, staff co-chair
Queer Faculty and Staff Caucus
For more information about the Queer Faculty and Staff Caucus, please contact:
Ed Madden, Ph.D.
Council of Academic Diversity Officers
Each college or school has a diversity officer who reports to the dean. Diversity officers develop and implement unit-level strategic plans for diversity and inclusion focusing on composition, achievement, engagement and inclusion as the attributes of their inclusion efforts. Unit-level diversity officers also work closely with the university's chief diversity officer as (collectively) the Council of Academic Diversity Officers to support and advance university equity, inclusion and diversity efforts.
College of Arts and Sciences
Tracey Weldon-Stewart, Ph.D., associate dean for diversity and inclusion
Darla Moore School of Business
Alice Leri, Ph.D., associate dean for diversity and inclusion
College of Education
Margo Jackson, M.A.T.
College of Engineering and Computing
Csilla Farkas, Ph.D., associate dean for diversity, engagement and inclusion
College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management
Tena Crews, Ed.D., associate dean of diversity and operations
College of Information and Communications
Shirley Staples Carter, Ph.D.
School of Law
Susan Kuo, J.D., associate dean for diversity and inclusion
School of Medicine - Columbia
Carol McMahon, M.D., associate dean for diversity and inclusion
School of Medicine - Greenville
Brenda Thames, Ed.D., associate dean for institutional culture and inclusivity
School of Music
Ronald Davis, Ph.D., associate dean for equity, diversity and inclusion
College of Nursing
Tisha Felder, Ph.D., director of equity, diversity and inclusion
Arnold School of Public Health
David Simmons, Ph.D., associate dean of diversity, inclusion and equity
College of Social Work
Ben Roth, Ph.D.
South Carolina Honors College
Kim Simmons, Ph.D., associate dean for recruiting, diversity and inclusion
Department of Athletics
Maria Hickman, associate athletic director