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In the College of Education, Health and Society (EHS) we encourage, develop and support an environment where diversity is embraced and understood as a challenge that is critical to achieving and maintaining educational excellence.

This is why we are committed to nurturing a culture where diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, social class, age, sexual orientation, and language characterize our faculty, staff and student body.

EHS Diversity Task Force

Denise Taliaferro Baszile
Callie Maddox
Scott Sander
Sherrill Sellers
Haley Shea
Phil Smith

2020-2021 Educate2Liberate Initiatives

Education in Support of the Movement for Black Lives

Educate 8:46 (a podcast series)

Educate 8:46 logo8 minutes and 46 seconds is the amount of time that officer Derrick Chauvin had his knee on the neck of George Floyd, draining the life from his body. This image has forced this country, this world to reckon with how its history of anti-black violence and racism continue to impact Black lives. While we certainly want justice and now, justice is not enough. The premise of Educate 8:46 is simple--what can we teach and learn in 8 minutes and 46 seconds that can support the struggle against white supremacy and anti-blackness and all related inter-systemic injustices. I asked this question of colleagues and comrades all over the country, whom I know to be fierce warriors for justice through education, and they responded. So each week, we drop knowledge--short lessons, powerful revelations, controversial perspectives, strategies, and freedom dreams all in 8 minutes and 46 seconds.

Listen to Educate 8:46

Crucial Conversations: Education in Support of the Movement for Black Lives

Dr. Denise Taliaferro Baszile hosted crucial conversations with a number of scholar-activists on a series of topics related to the struggle against systemic racism.

Check out past Crucial Conversations Sessions on YouTube by clicking on the video below.

Meet Our Students and Faculty

Trey Clements '14

Dr. Denise Taliaferro Baszile

Dr. Martha Castaneda

Dr. Darrel Davis

Dr. Lena Lee