Central Office

Professional Staff

Franklin Tuitt, Ed.D.

Vice President | Chief Diversity Officer

franklin.tuitt@uconn.edu

Pronouns: He | Him | His

Jonelle Reynolds, Ph.D.

Director of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

jonelle.reynolds@uconn.edu

Pronouns: She | Her | Hers

Michael Vidal, M.Ed.

Director of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

michael.vidal@uconn.edu

Pronouns: He | Him | His

Patrick K. Russell, M.A.

DEI Communications Coordinator

patrick.k.russell@uconn.edu

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Graduate Students

Shanari Fearon

Shanari Fearon

Pronouns: She Her | Hers

Program of Study:

Areas of Interest: 

Kelly Schlabach

Pronouns: She | They

Program of Study: PhD in Learning, Leadership, & Education Policy

Areas of interest: Critical Whiteness Studies, Queer Theory, policing on college campuses, pedagogy

Omar Romandia

Pronouns: He Him His | Él

Program of Study: PhD in Learning, Leadership, & Education Policy

Areas of Interest: Low-income and racial/ethnic minoritized students’ college access, undocumented/DACAmented college students, college preparatory programs, educational policies that impact college access and completion

 

Paula Weinman

Pronouns: She | Her | Hers

Program of Study: PhD in English

Research Interests: Paula Weinman (she/hers) works in American multiethnic literature. Her current project focuses on the ways that contemporary discourses of race, inclusion, and diversity have influenced and shaped American publishing and American musical theatre.