College of Education and Professional Development

Diversity and Social Justice Committee

COEPD Diversity and Social Justice Committee’s Charge

  • Organize and promote lectures and other professional development activities on diversity and social justice, including English Language Learners.
  • Serve as a resource to faculty
  • Promote cultural competence in faculty and students
  • Encourage faculty to include diversity and social justice elements in syllabi as they relate to accreditation
  • Facilitate involvement with internal and external agencies which promote diversity and social justice
  • Develop students to consider diversity in initial planning/treatment rather than as an afterthought
  • Help develop students who recognize and embrace diversity and help others to do so as well


Diversity and Social Justice Committee Members

Conrae Lucas-Adkins, Co-Chair
Assistant Professor, School Psychology

Ruthann Arneson, Secretary
Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education

Wendi Dunham
Assistant Professor, Special Education

Kimberly McFall, Co-Chair
Assistant Professor, Elementary & Secondary Education

Lanai Jennings, Member
Assistant Professor, School Psychology

Feon Smith-Branch, Member
Associate Professor, Adult & Continuing Education

Minutes and Agendas

Upcoming Meeting Agendas

Annual Reports

Events & Programs

Accreditation Information

Research & Scholarship



NASP Diversity Resources