Meet The Team

Todd M. Mealy, Ph.D.

Executive Director

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Heather Bennett, J.D., Ph.D.
Senior Advisor of Equity and Publications Co-Editor

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Steffany Baptiste-Bosco, Ed.D.

Senior Director of Curriculum

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Lenwood Sloan

Director of Community Engagement and Cultural Heritage


Nancy Nasr, Ph.D.
Curriculum Consultant: Cultural Responsive Teaching in Science

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Olivia Ngadjui, Ph.D. 
Trainer: Culturally Responsive Teaching, Trauma and Health Sciences

Kevin Lawrence

Associate-Director of True Colors

Sameeha Hossain

Research Fellow

Brittany Foose, M.A.

Adult Education Coordinator

Mark Simms


Dianne Wellington, Ph.D.
Trainer: Culturally Responsive Practices, Hip Hop Pedagogy

Kiernan Gladman, M.A.

Disability Education Consultant

Nicole Davis
Trainer: Pre-School and Elementary Race-Conscious Curriculum Consultant

Adam Hosey
Curricular Equity Consultant


Emily Affolter, Ph.D.
Culturally Responsive Teaching Consultant


Dominique Herard
Trainer: Elementary Level, Cultural Representation

Jordan Schucker

Research Fellow

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Andrea Layton, M.A.
Curriculum Assistant

Max Bushong

IT Support Specialist


Demetrius Dixon

Director of Finance & Internal Auditing

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Patrick Mendez, Ph.d.

Director of Community Health and Trauma-Informed Services

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Lisette Torres-Gerald, Ph.D.

Director of Justice and Disability in STEM

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The Equity Institute for Race-Conscious Pedagogy (RCP) is made up of a diverse team of educators that work to advance scholarship on inclusive learning through publishing, curriculum design, and pedagogical professional development. RCP 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 race-conscious pedagogies through book publications and student research internships.