The Faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Liaison (DEIL) Program utilizes existing faculty to serve as resources and provide a support network for their colleagues. We develop leaders from within the LUC community, selecting faculty who have demonstrated a knowledge of and commitment to DEI issues. These faculty liaisons will be educated about our DEI resources, create and deliver DEI programming, serve as diversity advocates on hiring committees, and act as a coach for a subset of faculty from under-represented groups.

New DEIL members will complete training in August. All DEIL members will participate in 2-3 additional information sessions throughout the year. They will deliver at least two learning modules per semester to their peers (e.g., at faculty meetings, for their college/school/institute) and create one new learning module per year based on their expertise. They will serve as a coach for 5 junior faculty from under-represented groups. They will also serve as a diversity advocate on 2 search committees per year. DEIL program members will receive a $5,000 annual stipend.

*CAS (physical science, social science, humanities), Arrupe, Quinlan, Communication, SCPS, Education, Public Health, Law, Stritch, Niehoff, Social Work, IES, IPS


Brook W. Abegaz
Assistant Professor

Brook W. Abegaz, Ph.D.

Tavis D. Jules
Associate Professor

Tavis D. Jules, Ed.D.

Alma Begicevic

Alma Begicevic, Ph.D.

Brian L. Kelly
Associate Professor

Brian L. Kelly, Ph.D.

Morgan Rosenberg
Mediator and Facilitator

Morgan Rosenberg, J.D.

Cynthia P. Paidipati
Assistant Professor

Cynthia P. Paidipati, Ph.D.

Jose M. Castellanos
Clinical Asst Professor Ft

Jose M. Castellanos, Ph.D.

Jessica R. Brown

Jessica R. Brown, M.Ed., M.A.

Kelly B. Howe
Associate Professor

Kelly B. Howe, Ph.D.

George Allen O. Villanueva
Associate Professor

George Allen O. Villanueva, Ph.D.

Aana Marie Vigen
Associate Professor

Aana Marie Vigen, Ph.D.