Of course this would make complete sense if he’s mostly concerned with looking like he’s doing something. Nah that can’t be it, can it?
From: CAS Dean [email protected]
Subject: CAS Faculty Announcing Nadia Singh as Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Date: May 23, 2023 at 3:37:05 PM PDT
To: “‘[email protected]'” [email protected], “[email protected]” [email protected]
Dear CAS colleagues,
I am delighted to announce the appointment of Nadia Singh as Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, from July 2023 through June 2026.
Nadia is an Associate Professor in Biological Sciences and a member of the Institute of Ecology and Evolution. She joined the UO faculty in 2016 after spending six years as faculty at North Carolina State University. Her work uses fruit flies as a model system to study the genetics of the evolutionary process. She is the recipient of a prestigious NSF CAREER grant.
Nadia has a substantial record of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) through her research, teaching, and service. Among her many contributions, she chaired the Biology Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for two years and founded and chaired the CAS Natural Sciences Diversity Leadership Committee. She also served as Associate Vice President of Research in OVPRI and in that role helped develop a strategic plan for advancing DEI. She has been strongly committed to creating institutional infrastructure to diversify the research enterprise and has collaborated on several research projects that broaden representation of underrepresented and underserved students and researchers in science. She has also been a national leader in promoting DEI through her professional societies. Nadia brings a wealth of experience, commitment, and leadership in DEI to the dean’s office.
Please join me in extending a warm welcome to Nadia as our new Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Chris J. Poulsen
Tykeson Dean of Arts and Sciences
Professor of Earth Sciences
In what way is she “diverse faculty”? Certainly female faculty in CAS are not new. Asian faculty in STEM are not exactly a novelty either, certainly not nationally, and maybe not even at out of the way UO.
Another thing: is she on track to become a full professor? Or is this going to be another case of derailing a diversity professor?
Did I just miss the memo where we went from three ‘divisional’ deans to six associates?