University Diversity Council

The University Diversity Council (UDC) is responsible for addressing a wide range of diversity and inclusion-related issues and is comprised of faculty, students, staff, and alumni.  

Member Contact Information
Jabbar R. Bennett (Chair)
Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion; Associate Professor of Medicine, Feinberg

jabbar.bennett@northwestern.edu
(847) 467-3488

Frances Aparicio
Professor, WCAS Spanish & Portuguese; Director, Latina and Latino Studies Program
frances-aparicio@northwestern.edu
(847) 491-8797
Shannon P. Bartlett
Director, Diversity Education & Outreach, Pritzker School of Law
shannon.bartlett@law.northwestern.edu
(312) 503-4557
Pam Beemer
Vice President of Human Resources
p-beemer@northwestern.edu
(847) 491-7505
Pablo Boczkowski
Professor, Communication Studies
pjb9@northwestern.edu
(847) 491-4157
Ann Bradlow
Associate Dean for Academic Initiatives, Weinberg
abradlow@northwestern.edu
(847) 491-8054
Theresa Bratanch
Coordinator of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of the Provost
theresab@northwestern.edu
(847) 467-5197
Sarah Brown
Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Access, Human Resources
sarah.brown@northwestern.edu
(847) 467-4335
Lesley-Ann Brown-Henderson
Executive Director, Campus Inclusion & Community
labrown@northwestern.edu
(847) 467-3419
Mercedes Carnethon
Associate Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine
carnethon@northwestern.edu
(312) 503-4479
Nim Chinniah
Executive Vice President
nim.chinniah@northwestern.edu
(847) 491-8419
Darren Davis
Police Commander, University Police
d-davis4@northwestern.edu
(847) 491-4932
Jourdan Dorrell
ASG VP for Accessibility & Inclusion
asg-diversity@u.northwestern.edu
Tracey Gibson-Jackson
Assistant Director, Student Organizations, Center for Student Involvement; NUSAC representative
tgibjack@northwestern.edu
(847) 491-2355
Victor L. Goines
Professor, Jazz Studies
v-goines@northwestern.edu
E. Patrick Johnson
Professor, SoC Performance Studies
e-johnson10@northwestern.edu
(847) 467-2756
Marianna Kepka
Assistant Provost for Academic Administration
m-kepka@northwestern.edu
(847) 491-8548
Carole LaBonne
Associate Professor, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology
clabonne@northwestern.edu
(847) 491-4165
Denise Ledsinger
Director of Student Services, School of Professional Studies
d-ledsinger@northwestern.edu
(312) 503-4220
P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale
Associate Provost for Faculty
lcl@northwestern.edu
(847) 467-6906
Daniel Linzer
Provost
nu-provost@northwestern.edu
(847) 491-5117
Teresa Mastin
Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Feinberg School of Medicine
teresa.mastin@northwestern.edu
Alison May
Assistant Dean of Students; Director, AccessibleNU
a-may@northwestern.edu
(847) 467-5530
Dwight A. McBride
Associate Provost for Graduate Education; Dean of TGS
dwight-mcbride@northwestern.edu
(847) 491-8502
Rick McGee
Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Feinberg School of Medicine
r-mcgee@northwestern.edu
(312) 503-1737
Marina Micari
Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs, Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching
m-micari@northwestern.edu
(847) 467-6481
Richard I. Morimoto
Professor, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology
r-morimoto@northwestern.edu
(847) 491-8502
Nsombi Ricketts
Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, The Graduate School

nsombi.ricketts@northwestern.edu
(847) 491-5995

Monica Russel y Rodriguez
Senior Lecturer, Anthropology
mryr@northwestern.edu
(847) 491-3277
Joan Slavin
Director, Office of Sexual Harassment Prevention; Title IX Coordinator; and Special Assistant to the Provost
j-slavin@northwestern.edu
(847) 491-3745
Noah Star
ASG President, undergraduate student
asg-president@u.northwestern.edu
Tim Stevens
University Chaplain
tstevens@northwestern.edu
(847) 491-7256
Patricia Telles-Irvin
Vice President Student Affairs
tellesirvin@northwestern.edu
(847) 491-5360
Penny Warren
Senior Specialist for Student Life, The Graduate School
p-warren@northwestern.edu
(847) 491-8507
Alecia Wartowski
Director of Programs, Women’s Center
alecia.wartowski@northwestern.edu
(312) 503-3401
Kassandra Washington
Administrative Assistant, Office of the Provost
kassandra.washington@northwestern.edu
(847) 467-7490
Chris Watson
Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
christopher-watson@northwestern.edu
(847) 491-4100
Laura Wayland
Executive Director for Alumni Engagement and Northwestern Alumni Association
laura.wayland@northwestern.edu
(847) 467-3727
Anise Wiley-Little
Chief Human Capital & Diversity Officer; Kellogg School of Management
anise.wiley-little@kellogg.northwestern.edu
Larissa Williams
Senior Director, Diversity and Inclusion; Kellogg School of Management
larissa.williams@kellogg.northwestern.edu
(847) 491-4224
Clyde Yancy
Vice Dean, Diversity & Inclusion; Magerstadt Professor of Medicine, Professor of Medical Social Sciences; Chief, Division of Cardiology
c-yancy@northwestern.edu
(312) 695-0829
Harvey Young
Associate Professor, Theatre
Harvey@northwestern.edu
(847) 491-3262
Ava Youngblood
President and CEO of Youngblood Executive Search and Northwestern alum
Ji-Yeon Yuh
Associate Professor, WCAS History
j-yuh@northwestern.edu
(847) 467-6538