n the first webinar in a series on Ensuring Equity in Institutional COVID-19 Responses, Leslie Gonzales, EdD and Kimberly Griffin, PhD discussed the multiple dimensions of integrating equity in institutional decision making – including issues and challenges facing institutions, the unique impacts on marginalized faculty, and the need for integrating equity in decision making.
Dr. Leslie D. Gonzales is an Associate Professor in the Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Learning unit at Michigan State University in the College of Education and an affiliate faculty member in the Center for Gender in a Global Context and Chicano/Latinx studies. Gonzales is a co-PI on Aspire, a multi-million dollar project sponsored by the National Science Foundation and is an associate editor at the Review of Higher Education.
Dr. Kimberly Griffin is a Professor in the Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy Program at the University of Maryland, and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Faculty Affairs in the College of Education. She currently serves as the editor for The Journal of Diversity in Higher Education and is a co-PI on Aspire, a National Science Foundation funded project that seeks to create more inclusive institutional cultures, policies, and practices for faculty and students from minoritized and marginalized groups.