Meet The Team

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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

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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

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Kevin Lawrence

Associate-Director of True Colors

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Sameeha Hossain

Research Fellow

Brittany Foose, M.A.

Adult Education Coordinator

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Mark Simms
Community Relations and Leadership Coaching 

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

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Kiernan Gladman, M.A.

Disability Education Consultant

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

Adam Hosey
Curricular Equity Consultant

 

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Emily Affolter, Ph.D.
Culturally Responsive Teaching Consultant

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Dominique Herard
Trainer: Elementary Level, Cultural Representation

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Jordan Schucker

Research Fellow

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Andrea Layton, M.A.
Curriculum Assistant

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Max Bushong

IT Support Specialist

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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.