Meet The Team
Todd M. Mealy, Ph.D.
Heather Bennett, J.D., Ph.D.
Senior Advisor of Equity and Publications Co-Editor
Steffany Baptiste-Bosco, Ed.D.
Senior Director of Curriculum
Consultant: Community Engagement and Cultural Heritage
Nancy Nasr, Ph.D.
Senior Curriculum Consultant: Cultural Responsive Teaching in Science
Curricular Equity Consultant
Disciplinary Equity Consultant
Patrick Mendez, Ph.d.
Director of Community Health and Trauma-Informed Services
Community Relations and Leadership Coaching
Senior Advisor of General Equity Practices and Student Affinity Groups
Emily Affolter, Ph.D.
Culturally Responsive Teaching Consultant
Trainer: Elementary Level, Cultural Representation
Associate-Director of True Colors
Kiernan Gladman, M.A.
Disability Education Consultant
Brittany Foose, M.A.
Adult Education Coordinator
Trainer: Pre-School and Elementary Curriculum Consultant
Bias & Self-Reflection Consultant
Dianne Wellington, Ph.D.
Trainer: Culturally Responsive Practices, Hip Hop Pedagogy
The Equity Institute for Race-Conscious Pedagogy (EIRCP) is made up of a diverse team of educators that work to advance scholarship on inclusive learning through publishing, curriculum design, and pedagogical professional learning. EIRCP was founded in 2020 to help educators at all levels design curriculum with an inclusive lens. Our curriculum-design workshops are research-oriented and we take pride in engaging with all ideological voices.
We conduct institutional assessments, audits, and climate studies.
We also maintain a research agenda to enhance educational equity practices, including governance practices, workforce practices, and academic practices through policy planning, book publication, and student research internships.