Greetings from the Executive Director

Thank you for visiting the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) homepage in the Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education. As you peruse this site, you will see that DEI initiatives center on students, faculty and staff development. As a professional school, we endeavor to prepare equity-minded educators who will lead from a social justice paradigmatic lens.

DEI work is fluid and pressing. As we prepare educators and further develop faculty, staff, and community partners, we invite you to join or partner with us as we endeavor to foster a more socially just society.

Dr. Cherrel Miller Dyce
Associate Professor of Education
Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education

Greetings from the Dean and Department Chair

Welcome to the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion resources page for the Dr. Jo Watts Williams  School of Education. Under the direction of Dr. Cherrel Miller Dyce who will lead the school’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, the faculty, staff and students are committed to building and fostering a culture committed to the principles of our DEI initiative. This is integral to our mission.

As Dean and Chair, we believe education can and should be the cornerstone to action and the hope to realize change. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion and understand our experiences in the world are shaped by many factors, including age, ethnicity, family structure, sex, gender identity, nationality, ability, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic background. Along with Dr. Miller Dyce and our faculty and staff, we are committed to preparing equity-minded leaders in the fields of education, physical activity and wellness who enhance the learning and lives of children and adults.

Dr. Ann Bullock
Dean and Professor of Education
Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education

Mark Enfield
Associate Professor of Education, Chair of Department of Education and Wellness
Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education