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National Planning Committee

Conference Leadership

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Menah Pratt-Clarke, Ph.D.
Conference Founder

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Chatrice Barnes, M.S.Ed.
2022 Conference Director
Erica Cooper, Ph.D.
2022 Conference Co-Director

Conference Support

Patty Covey
Conference Technology Lead

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Devin Ketchum
Conference Technical Support

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Stacey Wilkerson
Conference Support

National Planning Committee Members

Andrea Baldwin, PhD
Assistant Professor of Black Feminisms
College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
Virginia Tech
Magdalena Barrera, PhD
Vice Provost for Faculty Success
San José State University
Rosite Delgado, PhD
Director, Office of Equity & Inclusion
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Regina Dixon-Reeves, PhD
Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
University of San Diego
Juliana Pacheco Duarte, PhD
Assistant Professor
Nuclear Engineering
Virginia Tech

Portrait of Camille Hall for Black History Month in the Office of Communications and Marketing Studio on February 02, 2021. Photo by Steven Bridges/University of Tennessee

Camille Hall, PhD
Professor and Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion
University of Tennessee Knoxville
Janice Branch Hall, PhD
Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Pamplin College of Business
Virginia Tech
Tina Harris, PhD
Manship-Maynard Endowed Chair of Race, Media, & Cultural Literacy
Louisiana State University
Liza Hita, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor, Psychology
Arizona State University
Terri Jett, PhD
Faculty Director of the Hub for Black Affairs & Community Engagement
Butler University
Estrella Johnson, PhD
Assistant Dean for inclusion and Diversity
College of Science
Virginia Tech
Tonisha Lane, PhD
Assistant Professor of Higher Education
School of Education
Virginia Tech
Shernita Lee, PhD
Assistant Dean and Director of the Office of Recruitment, Diversity, and Inclusion
Graduate School
Virginia Tech
Carol Flowers St. John, EdD
Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Emory University
Sandra Syndor, PhD
Associate Professor and Director Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Purdue University
Chris Taylor, PhD
Vice President & Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
University of Alabama Birmingham
Rhondda Thomas, PhD
Calhoun Lemon Professor of Literature
Clemson University
Karen Jackson Weaver, PhD
Associate Vice President of Global Inclusive Faculty Engagement & Innovation Advancement
New York University
Elizabeth Weeks, JD
Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs & Charles H. Kirbo Chair of Law
University of Georgia
Andrea Williams, PhD
Director, The Women’s Place
The Ohio State University
Delegate from
University of Chicago
JMU Center for Innovation
Delegate from
Oklahoma State University
Delegate from
University of Tennessee Knoxville

Rosite Delgado
Director, Office of Equity & Inclusion
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Regina Dixon-Reeves
Assistant Provost
University of Chicago
Mercedes Ramírez Fernández, Ed.D
Vice President for Equity & Inclusion
University of Rochester
Dawn X. Henderson
Co-Director of the CHEER Collaborative
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Liza Hita, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor, Psychology
Arizona State University
Tambra O. Jackson
Professor, Urban Teacher Education
Indiana University School of Education
Terri Jett
Faculty Director of the Hub for Black Affairs & Community Engagement
Butler University
Angela Joyner
Special Advisor to the President for Partnerships
Radford University
Kathy Lu
Professor Materials Science & Engineering
Virginia Tech
Jody Thompson Marshall
Director of Graduate Studies
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Eugenia Millender
Associate Professor
Florida State University
Vernease Miller
Dean, Division of Applied Health Sciences
Pfeiffer University
Glenda Scales
Associate Dean for Global Engagement
Virginia Tech
Chris Taylor
Vice President & Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
University of Alabama Birmingham
Rhondda Thomas
Calhoun Lemon Professor of Literature
Clemson University
Karen Jackson Weaver
Associate Vice President of Global Inclusive Faculty Engagement & Innovation Advancement
New York University
Andrea Williams
Director, The Women’s Place
The Ohio State University