- Dian Squire
Iowa State University
DIAN SQUIRE is a visiting assistant professor in the student affairs program at Iowa State University. Prior to starting at Iowa State University, Dian was a postdoctoral fellow in the University of Denver's Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Study of (in)Equality (IRISE). Dian's research focuses on issues of diversity, equity, and justice in higher education. He particularly focuses on access to graduate education and the experiences of diverse graduate students. He utilizes organizational perspectives to help explain individual behavior and experience in order to transform organizational structures to support equity and justice. He also writes on student activism, racial justice, campus institutional change, and critical praxis in student affairs.
- Bianca Williams
CUNY–The Graduate Center
BIANCA C. WILLIAMS is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at The Graduate Center, CUNY. As a feminist cultural anthropologist, Williams’ research interests include Black women and happiness; race, gender, and emotional labor in higher education; feminist pedagogies; and Black feminist leadership, emotional wellness, and activist organizing. In her forthcoming book, The Pursuit of Happiness: Black Women, Diasporic Dreams, and the Politics of Emotional Transnationalism, Williams examines how African American women use international travel and the Internet as tools for pursuing happiness and leisure, creating intimate relationships and friendships, and critiquing American racism and sexism (Duke University Press, 2018). The investigative thread that binds Williams’ research, teaching, and service is the question “How do Black women develop strategies for enduring and resisting the effects of racism and sexism, while attempting to maintain emotional wellness?”
- Frank Tuitt
University of Denver
FRANK TUITT is the Senior Advisor to the Chancellor, Provost on Inclusive Excellence, and a Professor of Higher Education at the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver. Dr. Tuitt’s research explores topics related to access and equity in higher education, teaching and learning in racially diverse college classrooms, and diversity and organizational transformation. His scholarship critically examines issues of race, Inclusive Excellence and diversity in and outside the classroom from the purview of faculty and students. In 2014 Dr. Tuitt was awarded the Mildred García Exemplary Scholarship Award.