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

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. 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
322 Integrated Science Complex
(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, MSCM Coordinator, 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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Ashley Copeland

Assistant Director of Leadership Programs
(478) 445-8723
Profile

Ashley Copeland serves as assistant director of leadership programs. Ms. Copeland is a 2012 graduate of Georgia College, where she received her bachelor's degree in exercise science. She also holds a master's degree in educational leadership from Minnesota State University, Mankato, where she worked as the graduate assistant for the Honors College. In that role, she created the honors peer mentorship program and co-published an article focused on the effects of peer mentorship on student leadership. Ms. Copeland is an active member of the Milledgeville community, serving as a Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber Ambassador and board member of Georgia's Old Capital Heritage Center. She actively seeks opportunities to continue her leadership education. Ms. Copeland is a 2020 graduate of the Anti-Defamation League's Glass Leadership Institute, 2019-2020 Leadership Baldwin Class, fall 2017 class of the Young Gamechangers leadership action program, and received Georgia College's 2021 Outstanding Leadership Award.

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Melissa Gerrior

Melissa Gerrior

Program Coordinator, Women's Center
(478) 445-8519
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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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Essence Williams

Essence Williams

Community Director - Wells Hall
Office Hours

Bell Hall

  • Wednesday: 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. - noon and by appointment 

Bell Student Assistant Office Hours

  • Monday: 9 a.m. -noon
  • Tuesday: 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Wells

  • Monday: appointment only
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Thursday: 9 a.m. - noon
  • Friday: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
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Anna Whiteside

Anna Whiteside

Assistant Director, John E. Sallstrom Honors College; National Scholarships Coordinator
Education

Ms. Whiteside holds has a B.A. in English and Film Studies from the University of Georgia and an MFA in Creative Writing from UNC-Greensboro.

Biography

Ms. Whiteside is the assistant director of the Honors College, and also serves the entire Georgia College student body as the coordinator for nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships. Before coming to Georgia College, she served as the scholarships and fellowships coordinator for the Honors College at North Carolina A&T State University. Her fiction and essays appear in journals, including the North Dakota Quarterly, Witness, and Fourth Genre.”