DEIC Members

 

Meet the members of the President’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council! DEIC members are faculty, staff, and student volunteers who represent the diverse offices, departments, and representative bodies of National University.

J. Joseph Hoey, IV, EdD

J. Joseph Hoey, IV, EdD

Chair of the President’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council
Student Learning and Development Through Andragogical Diversity Subcommittee Member
Vice Provost for Academic Services at National University
“For me, it’s about building a positive environment of inclusion and being valued for our contributions, as we work collectively for the benefit of our students and to facilitate their learning. My ongoing commitment to this work has been built throughout my career. I served as program evaluator for a project that made mobile and other telecommunications devices accessible for persons with disabilities at Georgia Institute of Technology. In my immediate previous institution, I hired the very first Associate Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion. I served for seven years on the board and as the past board chair of Kids Included Together, a San Diego-based disability inclusion organization that provides research-based programmatic support around the globe for including children who have disabilities in afterschool programs.”

Tricia Crosby-Cooper

Tricia Crosby-Cooper

Chair of the Access & Equity Subcommittee
“My contribution to the President’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council is to ensure that the voices of those who have historically been marginalized and excluded are apart of the discussion and process in moving the University towards a more inclusive and equitable environment.”

Lori Piowlski, PhD

Lori Piowlski, PhD

Chair of the Diversity in the Formal and Informal Curriculum Subcommittee
Chair of the Teacher Education Department; Associate Professor
Sanford College of Education
“My personal and professional cultural journey has propelled my desire to support our future teachers’ cultural proficient growth from the inside-out so that they are able to provide equitable, inclusive environments and practices for ALL students!”

Julia McMillan

Julia McMillan

Chair of the Institutional Climate, Commitment, and Communication Subcommittee
Coordinator, NU Scholars Program
Center for Student Engagement and Activities
“I serve on the DEIC because I am passionate about building communities that welcome, nourish, and celebrate everyone, and that give people an opportunity to let their unique gifts shine. As a Queer woman, it is a privilege to advocate for our diverse LGBTQ+ stakeholders and to create pathways for solidarity and allyship. I am a firm believer in Universal Design, and we all benefit from more thoughtful and inclusive policy, procedures, curricula, and communications.”

Peilin Fu

Peilin Fu

Chair of the Student Learning and Development Through Andragogical Diversity Subcommittee
Professor and Academic Program Director, Engineering and Computing
College of Professional Studies
“I would like to contribute my efforts to enhancing NU’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion awareness, and helping create an inclusive and equitable campus climate for students to thrive.”

Ritika Bhawal

Ritika Bhawal

Chair of the NU as a Workplace Subcommittee
Associate Professor and Academic Program Director, BSPH Program
College of Professional Studies
“Diversity and inclusion in the workplace, while often linked together, are two very different concepts. I think of inclusion as the means to operationalize diversity. diversity is a mix of differences, inclusion is making the mix work. It is counter-productive to develop a workforce with racial, ethnic, gender, age, socioeconomic, and a host of other differences, unless you work to be inclusive of those differences. It is through the process of inclusion (which must be intentional) that people learn different viewpoints and experiences. In my experience, and based on many research studies, this is what drives innovation.”


Martin Gallardo

Martin Gallardo

Access and Equity
Subcommittee Member
Director
Facilities

Brad Dotson

Brad Dotson

Access and Equity
Subcommittee Member
Director of Student Success
Division of Student Success

JB Robinson

JB Robinson

Access and Equity
Subcommittee Member
Associate Director, Accessibility and Wellness
Division of Student Success

Brie Martin

Brie Martin

Access and Equity
Subcommittee Member
Institutional Researcher
University Analytics and Institutional Research

Mudasser Wyne

Mudasser Wyne

Diversity in the Formal and Informal Curriculum Subcommittee Member
Professor of Computer Science and Program Director, MS in Computer Science
College of Professional Studies

Miles Leader

Miles Leader

Diversity in the Formal and Informal Curriculum Subcommittee Member
Professor English Language and Pathway Program
National University Language Institute

Anita Handson

Anita Handson

Institutional Commitment, Climate, and Communication Subcommittee Member
Executive Director of Account Services
National University System Agency – Marketing Department

Ricardo Ortega

Ricardo Ortega

Institutional Commitment, Climate, and Communication Subcommittee Member
Compliance, Ethics & Diversity Specialist
Compliance

LaCrisia Gilbert

LaCrisia Gilbert

Institutional Commitment, Climate, and Communication Subcommittee Member
Ombudsperson
Office of the Ombudsman

Ildifonso Carrillo

Ildifonso Carrillo

Student Learning and Development Through Andragogical Diversity Subcommittee Member
Senior Instructional Designer
Center for Innovation in Learning

John Akapito

John Akapito

Student Learning and Development Through Andragogical Diversity Subcommittee Member
International Student Success and Services Representative
International Programs Office

Randa El Jurdi

Randa El Jurdi

Student Learning and Development Through Andragogical Diversity Subcommittee Member
National University Student Scholar
MA in Counseling Psychology

Carolyn Aoki

Carolyn Aoki

NU as a Workplace
Subcommittee Member
Human Resources Business Partner
Human Resources

Starlone Thomas

Starlone Thomas

NU as a Workplace
Subcommittee Member
Manager, Talent Acquisition
Human Resources

Matt Medeiros

Matt Medeiros

NU as a Workplace
Subcommittee Member
Chief Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator
Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost