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Diversity Fund Committee

Committee of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences and Engineering

MEMBERSHIP: 2016-2017

Term: One (1) year

Name and Link to
Directory Listing

Department Title Term Role Note
Cousineau, Christine School of Arts and Sciences
Associate Director of Faculty Hiring and Work/Life 2016-2017 Designee for Dean of School of Arts and Sciences
Dhingra, Pawan Sociology Professor 2014-2017
Masuoka, Natalie Political Science Associate Professor 2014-2017  
McCusker, Daniel Drama and Dance Senior Lecturer 2014-2017
Montez, Noe Drama and Dance Assistant Professor 2016-2017    
McMahon, Mary Pat Student Services Dean of Student Affairs 2014-Fall 2016 Designee for Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Stern, Ruben Latino Center Director 2016-2017    
Testa, Nino LGBT Center Director Fall 2016 Designee for Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Williams, Darryl Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education School of Engineering 2014-2017 Designee for Dean of the School of Engineering
Yugawa, Linell Asian American Center Director 2016-2017    
Dubman, Jillian School of Arts and Sciences & School of Engineering Secretary of the Faculty Ex officio, nonvoting


The Diversity Fund is intended to support proposals from faculty, staff, or faculty/staff collaborating with students that focus on issues related to social justice, diversity, and campus social climate that will enhance our campus community in lasting ways. In particular, the committee is interested in funding programming that brings together members of the Tufts AS&E community for cross-group dialogue and substantive interaction that might not otherwise occur. By "group" we refer to individuals of different demographics and social identities; departments, programs, centers, and organizations; and/or individuals with different roles on campus (e.g., students, faculty, and staff).

The committee consists of eight members. The membership shall include four faculty members appointed to the Equal Educational Opportunity Committee ("EEOC"). The EEOC members choose amongst themselves who will serve on the Diversity Fund Committee. The following administrators or their designees shall be members: the dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, the dean of the School of Engineering, and the dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Students or two designees. The committee shall elect its chairman at the last meeting of the spring semester and the secretary of the faculty shall serve as an ex officio, nonvoting member of the committee.

Committee members attend approximately two meetings per semester to consider proposals from the A&S&E faculty, staff and students.



Diversity Fund applications are accepted four times a year:

  • September 30 (for fall and spring events)
  • November 30 (for spring events)
  • February 1 (for spring, summer and fall events)
  • May 15 (for summer and fall events)

The Diversity Fund usually does not fund requests for more than $5,000; awards in the $2,000 range or under are more typical.

The committee looks forward to receiving creative ideas that will enhance our campus community in lasting ways. If you have questions in anticipation of funding deadlines, please contact Jillian Dubman, Secretary of the Faculty for AS&E at asediversityfund@tufts.edu.

For additional information about diversity initiatives, click here.


Information will be posted as it becomes available.