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Daniel I. Linzer Awards for Faculty Excellence in Diversity and Equity

Congratulations to the 2018 Recipients

Lane Fenrich

Lane Fenrich

Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Gender & Sexuality Studies and Assistant Dean for Freshmen, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences

Lane Fenrich, Distinguished Senior Lecturer in Gender & Sexuality Studies and Assistant Dean for Freshmen in the Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences, is recognized for his outstanding and ongoing work with Weinberg’s summer BRIDGE program. This free summer program prepares incoming students and rising sophomores for success in rigorous quantitative disciplines. The BRIDGE program specifically targets students who attended high schools with limited or no AP preparation or who are among the first in their family to attend college. His successful efforts with the BRIDGE program have helped numerous first-generation and low-income students increase their persistence in STEM majors and create connections among faculty, campus resources, and other students throughout the Northwestern community. 
Nitasha Sharma

Nitasha Sharma

Associate Professor, African American Studies, Asian American Studies, and Performance Studies, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences

Nitasha Sharma, Associate Professor of African American Studies, Asian American Studies, and Performance Studies in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, is recognized for her dedication and work in creating interdisciplinary courses specifically focused on issues of inequality, racism and diversity, increasing resources for marginalized students on campus and serving as a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship mentor and faculty advisor for Northwestern’s Mixed Race Student Coalition.