Diversity Peer Educators

Diversity Peer Educators

Diversity Peer Educators are selected  groups of students, faculty and staff who are trained to provide targeted education to their peer groups regarding issues of diversity and inclusion on campus.  DPEs make presentations in response to specific training requests from their peers and host open educational session on specific diversity issues for faculty, staff and students.

Meet the Diversity Peer Educators

Student Diversity Peer Educators

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Cecilia Allen

Cecilia Allen

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Jovanna Cruz

Jovanna Cruz

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Diondra Franklin

Diondra Franklin

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Katherine Garcia

Katherine Garcia

Maggie Korn

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Abigail Leedy

Abigail Leedy

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William Schroeder

William Schroeder

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Alexis Stroud

Alexis Stroud

Sage Viohl

Faculty Diversity Peer Educators

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Kelley Ditzel

Kelley Ditzel, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Public Administration
2-10 Arts & Sciences Building
(478) 445-0946
Research
  • Education Policy
  • Nonprofit Sector
  • Race and Class in Education
  • Community Based Service Learning
  • Program Evaluation
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Sabrina Hom

Dr. Sabrina Hom

Associate Professor of Philosophy; Program Coordinator for Women's Studies
Beeson 340
(478) 445-2291
Courses

Feminist Philosophies, Queer Theory, Existentialism, Logical and Critical Thinking

Biography

Dr. Hom earned her BA at Wellesley College, and an MA and PhD in Philosophy at Stony Brook University. She also completed an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies at Stony Brook. She is a co-founder of the Luce Irigaray Circle. Prior to her time at Georgia College, Dr. Hom taught at McGill University, and at Westminster College in Salt Lake City. She is originally from New York City. Her areas of research include Feminist Philosophy, Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Critical Mixed Race Theory, and Asian American Philosophy. 

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dr manian

Dr. Sunita Manian

Chair, Philosophy and Liberal Studies
Beeson 337
(478) 445-2283
Courses/Topics

Gender and Sexuality in South Asia; Muslims in Europe; North Africans in France; Gender and Development; Multicultural Britain; Women and Economic Development; Ethics of Global Inequalities; Colonialism and Neo-colonialism; Global Economic Crisis and Future of the Euro.

Biography

Dr. Sunita Manian has a PhD in Economics and specializes in issues of Gender in South Asia.  Her publications relate to gender and sexuality in South Asia, migration and diasporic dislocation in Europe, sex trafficking between the Maghreb and Europe, and most recently her book HIV/AIDS in India: Voices from the Margins (Routledge). She is currently the Chair for the department of Philosophy and Liberal Studies.

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Kalina Manoylov

Kalina Manoylov

Professor
202 Herty Hall
(478) 445-2439
Education

Ph.D., Zoology/Ecology, Evol. Biology/Behavior, Michigan State University

Research

Aquatic Ecology, algal ecology, diatom taxonomy

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 Stephanie McClure

Stephanie McClure, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology, Sociology Program Coordinator
2-08 Arts & Sciences Building
Research
  • Sociology of Education
  • Race, Class, and Gender
  • College Student Persistence and Retention
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Dr. Joanna Schwartz

Dr. Joanna Schwartz

Professor of Marketing
214 Atkinson Hall
478-445-2596
Education

PhD
Georgia Institute of Technology, Management, Marketing Concentration, 1995

MS
Georgia Institute of Technology, Management, 1991

BS
University of Georgia, Psychology, 1985

Research Areas

Consumer Behavior, Marketing Research, LGBTQ+ Marketing, Diversity & Inclusion

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Stefanie Sevcik

Stefanie Sevcik

Lecturer
3-02 Arts & Sciences Building
478-445-8692
Education

Ph.D, Comparative Literature, Brown University

Biography

 

Dr. Stefanie Sevcik earned her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Brown University. She teaches African literature, composition, and world literature.

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Christina Smith

Christina Smith, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Internship Coordinator
207 Terrell Hall
478-445-8267
Education

Ph.D., Mass Communication, The University of Iowa

Research

Community Journalism, Sociology of News, Identity and Qualitative Research Methods

Teaching

Race, Class, Gender in Media, Investigative Journalism, Community Journalism, Advocacy Journalism, Feature Writing, Sports Reporting, Professional Media Writing, Media Literacy, Enterprise Journalism, Media Management, GC1Y Critical Thinking: We the People, Interviewing & Listening

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Ashley Taylor, Ph.D.

Ashley Taylor, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology
Education

B.A., Washington University in St. Louis

M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan

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Shaundra Walker

Dr. Shaundra Walker

2020 Demco Award Recipient
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Dr. Shaundra Walker, Director of the Ina Dillard Russell Library, has spent nearly 20 years in library systems in both academic and public spheres. As part of the Black Caucus American Library Association for 20 years, she also learned best practices in bringing communities into the library to both share and discover information. She recently won the 2020 Demco Award for her work in promoting African-Americans and other people of color in the library profession.

Staff Diversity Peer Educators

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Melissa Gerrior

Melissa Gerrior

Program Coordinator, Women's Center
(478) 445-8519
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Jordan Kyles

Jordan Kyles

Assistant Women's Basketball Coach
(478) 445-1788
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desaree murden

Desaree Murden

Advisor/Area Coordinator
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Erin Weston

Erin Weston

Director of the First-Year Experience
(478) 445-0145
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Sylvia White

Sylvia White

Assistant Director of Building Services
(478) 445-8549
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Chad Wilson

Chad Wilson

Zone Maintenance Supervisor
(478) 445-1198