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EHS' Commitment Statement

In the College of Education, Health & Society, we are committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and accessibility. We continue to grow a broadly diverse faculty, staff, and student community, while embracing the opportunities and challenges in the ongoing process of building and sustaining a more just environment.

Diversity Task Force

Who are we?

The Diversity Task Force was put into place in 2017 following a rather insightful and disruptive community gathering that brought forward conversations about white supremacy and social justice in our work as educators. The Diversity Taskforce is dedicated to continuous enrichment of the EHS teaching and learning culture and providing students, faculty, and staff with resources to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion. If you would like to be involved with the task force please contact Associate Dean Denise Taliaferro Baszile at

Task Force Members:

Denise Taliaferro Baszile, Chair, Educational Leadership 

Callie Maddox, Sports Leadership and Management 

Scott Sander, Teaching, Curriculum, and Educational inquiry

Haley Shea, Educational Psychology 

Sherrill Sellers, Family Science and Social Work 

What does diversity equity and inclusion mean to you?

Year of Focus: Sovereignty

Focus is a new university-wide initiative organized by the Humanities Center, co-sponsored by the Provost's Office and the Office for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion. Focus coordinates activities of many groups, centers, institutes, and departments to create a year-long exploration of an important, timely, “big idea” topic from multiple disciplinary perspectives.

The 2022-2023 theme, tribal sovereignty, will focus on many aspects of sovereignty from different angles that cut across the University as well as the broader community. In the fall, FOCUS events and programs will highlight the relationship between the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and Miami University. In the spring, we will turn our attention to the topic of sovereignty more specifically. As a part of this effort, the Myaamia Center and EHS are hosting a community of learning focused on Indigenizing the Curriculum.


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. 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.