Working Group Purpose Statement:

To develop a comprehensive plan, timeline, and assessment benchmarks for identifying and redressing racist practices experienced by BIPOC faculty, advancing a diverse, multiculturally informed, and anti-racist instructional faculty that cultivate an inclusive university climate, and providing robust support such that BIPOC faculty can thrive at JMU throughout each stage of their professional career.


Cynthia Bauerle

Cynthia Bauerle

Interim Vice Provost for Faculty and Curriculum


Cara Meixner

Professor, Graduate Psychology; Executive Director, CFI


Besi Muhonja

Professor, Director, African, African American, and Diaspora Studies


David Owusu-Ansah

Associate Provost for Diversity & Professor of History

Working Group Members:

Melissa W. Aleman - Communication Studies

Marcus Davis - Associate Dean, College of Science & Math

Gilpatrick Hornsby - Assistant Professor, Hart School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management

Cherelle Johnson - Adjunct Faculty, College of Education

Jennifer Kester - Human Resources

Calvin Henry Lawrence - Alumnus

Meshayla Lumpkin - Graduate Student, CSPA

Anastaciya Wheeler - Student

Steve Whitmeyer - Interim Associate Dean, College of Science & Math

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