Since 2009, Diversity and Inclusion Grants have given Washington University faculty and staff the opportunity to lead projects addressing important diversity topics on campus.

2013-14 Diversity and Inclusion Grant Recipients

Theatre for Social Change Workshop for Staff and Faculty

Project Team Leader: Stan Braude & Annamaria Pileggi
Administrative Department/School: College of Arts & Sciences, Departments of Biology and Performing Arts
Amount of Award: $13,942

Project DIVE: Diversity & Inclusion, Valuing Engagement

Project Team Leader: Robin Hattori
Administrative Department/School: Gephardt Institute for Public Services
Amount of Award: $6,600

Lactation Education, Outreach & Facilitation

Project Team Leader: Melissa Hopkins
Administrative Department/School: School of Medicine, Facility Department
Amount of Award: $20,000

WU Summer Associates Program

Project Team Leader: Jennie Marchal
Administrative Department/School: Career Center
Amount of Award: $6,500

Diversity Summer Research Program in Public Health

Project Team Leader: William Powderly
Administrative Department/School: Institute for Public Health & Brown School
Amount of Award: $30,000

First Year Reading Program Staff Discussions

Project Team Leader: Alicia Schnell
Administrative Department/School: Office of Vice Chancellor for Students
Amount of Award: $6,550

Fair and Impartial Policing

Project Team Leader: Don Strom
Administrative Department/School: Office of Technology Management
Amount of Award: $1,520

Internship to Promote and Encourage Diversity in the Museum Profession

Project Team Leader: Allison Taylor
Administrative Department/School: Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
Amount of Award: $5,000

Two-Spirits – Interdisciplinary LGBT Workshop for Faculty, Staff and Students

Project Team Leader: Molly Tovar & David Patterson
Administrative Department/School: Brown School- Buder Center for American Indian Studies
Amount of Award: $6,650

Women in Architecture & Design Symposium

Project Team Leader: Heather Woofter
Administrative Department/School: Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
Amount of Award: $15,000

2012-13 Diversity and Inclusion Grant Recipients

SPIN-IT: Leadership program for WashU women in Information Technology (IT) professions

Project Team Leader: Barbara Braun
Administrative Department/School: Information Services & Technology – University Administrative and Academic Computing
Amount of Award: $11,000

Career Development Workshop Series for Faculty Diversity Scholars and Underrepresented Faculty at the School of Medicine

Project Team Leader: Douglas Char
Administrative Department/School: School of Medicine
Amount of Award: $12,000

Recruiting a Diverse Library Workforce: Summer Internship Program in the Washington University Libraries

Project Team Leader: Rudolph Clay
Administrative Department/School: John M. Olin Library
Amount of Award: $25,250

The Testimonies Project: Using the Power of Success Stories to Encourage and Empower Women at Washington University and Beyond

Project Team Leader: Koong-Nah Chung & Rochelle Smith
Administrative Department/School: School of Medicine & Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences
Amount of Award: $10,000

Faculty Reach-Out Program (F.R.O.P.)

Project Team Leader: Archie Harmon
Administrative Department/School: School of Medicine
Amount of Award: $30,000

Empowering Faculty, Staff and Administrators to Support the Integration of International Graduate and Professional Students into Departmental Communities

Project Team Leader: Judi McLean-Parks
Administrative Department/School: Olin Business School
Amount of Award: $24,000

Women in Innovation & Entrepreneurship (WIE)

Project Team Leader: Nichole Mercier
Administrative Department/School: Office of Technology Management
Amount of Award: $20,000

Delmar Divide: A Campus Conversation

Project Team Leader: Mark Rollins
Administrative Department/School: Performing Arts Department
Amount of Award: $15,000

2011-12 Diversity and Inclusion Grant Recipients

Supporting Faculty and Staff who Work with Students of Color

Project Team Leader: Tim Bono
Administrative Department/School: Arts & Sciences
Amount of Award: $22,000

Meharry Medical College Student Training in the Washington University School of Medicine Summer Research Program

Project Team Leader: Koong-Nah Chung
Administrative Department/School: School of Medicine
Amount of Award: $30,000

Train-the-Trainer Program on Inclusion

Project Team Leader: Heather Hageman
Administrative Department/School: School of Medicine
Amount of Award: $19,450

Expanding Diversity in Technology: Internship Program for Staffing Technology Positions on Campus

Project Team Leader: Denise Hirschbeck
Administrative Department/School: Information Services & Technology – University Administrative and Academic Computing
Amount of Award: $30,000

Olin Business School Women’s Leadership Forum

Project Team Leader: Panos Kouvelis
Administrative Department/School: John M. Olin School of Business
Amount of Award: $30,000

Empowering Faculty, Staff and Administrators to Support the Integration of International Graduate and Professional Students into Departmental Communities

Project Team Leader: Peter MacKeith
Administrative Department/School: Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
Amount of Award: $11,340

Insider’s Guide to Washington University and Our Surrounding Community

Project Team Leader: Leah Merrifield
Administrative Department/School: Office of Government and Community Relations
Amount of Award: $14,500

Interdisciplinary Leadership Summit for Faculty, Staff and Students at Washington University

Project Team Leader: Michael Sherraden and Molly Tovar
Administrative Department/School: Brown School
Amount of Award: $18,113

2010-11 Diversity and Inclusion Grant Recipients

Community Building Retreat for Medical Education Leaders

Project Team Leader: Heather Hageman
Administrative Department/School: School of Medicine
Amount of Award: $33,000

Recruitment of Minority Chemists into Academia at WUSTL: A Minority Research Fellow Program

Project Team Leader: Richard Loomis
Administrative Department/School: Arts & Sciences
Amount of Award: $47,183

Leadership & Negotiation Skill Development for Washington University Women Faculty

Project Team Leader: Tonya Edmond
Administrative Department/School: Brown School
Amount of Award: $20,500

Narratives of Law and Life: Using Film to Explore the State’s Role in Constructing Identity

Project Team Leader: Laura Rosenbury
Administrative Department/School: School of Law
Amount of Award: $7,500

Increasing the Diversity Pipeline: The African American Architecture & Visual Arts Alumni Project

Project Team Leader: Charles Brown
Administrative Department/School: Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
Amount of Award: $15,000

Sam Fox School Diversity Lecture Series

Project Team Leader: Peter MacKeith
Administrative Department/School: Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
Amount of Award: $8,000

WashU Global Diversity Overseas Seminar Program

Project Team Leader: Priscilla Stone
Administrative Department/School: Arts & Sciences
Amount of Award: $20,000

Global Health Initiative

Project Team Leader: Basia Najarro
Administrative Department/School: School of Medicine
Amount of Award: $25,000

2009-2010 Diversity and Inclusion Grant Recipients

Common Ground

Project Team Leader: Jean Allman
Administrative Department/School: Arts & Sciences
Amount of Award: $26,000

Managing Multiple Identities: Improving Awareness and the Campus

Project Team Leader: Brian Carpenter
Administrative Department/School: Arts & Sciences
Amount of Award: $15,000

Black Atlantic Speaker Series

Project Team Leader: Adrienne Davis
Administrative Department/School: School of Law
Amount of Award: $10,000

Interrogating Diversity: Race, Class and Gender Across Time and Space

Project Team Leader: T.R. Kidder
Administrative Department/School: Arts & Sciences
Amount of Award: $20,000

Olin Business School Mentoring and Career Success Initiative

Project Team Leader: Ron King
Administrative Department/School: John M. Olin School of Business
Amount of Award: $15,000

Symposium: the Importance of Mentoring Relationships in the Careers of Traditionally Underrepresented Women of Color in Higher Education

Project Team Leader: Tamara King
Administrative Department/School: Student Affairs
Amount of Award: $10,000

Toward Excellence in Diversity: Support for Community-Based Research and Training

Project Team Leader: Amanda M. McBride
Administrative Department/School: Brown School
Amount of Award: $15,000

Peer Group Mentoring of Women Faculty

Project Team Leader: Lisa Moscoso
Administrative Department/School: School of Medicine
Amount of Award: $26,000

Multiple Feminisms

Project Team Leader: Patricia Olynyk
Administrative Department/School: Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
Amount of Award: $12,000

Diversity Research Scholars Visit

Project Team Leader: John Russell
Administrative Department/School: Division of Biology & Biological Sciences
Amount of Award: $30,000

Train the Trainers: Diversity Awareness in the Workplace & Classroom

Project Team Leader: Naomi D. Sigg
Administrative Department/School: Student Activities
Amount of Award: $15,000

Beyond Stock Stories and Folktales: African-American Males and the Pipeline to the Professoriate

Project Team Leader: William Tate
Administrative Department/School: Arts & Sciences
Amount of Award: $15,000

The Serenade Program: Making Targets of Opportunity Happen

Project Team Leader: Luis Zayas
Administrative Department/School: Brown School
Amount of Award: $30,000