Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion

What We Do

The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion facilitates faculty development, diversity, and planning initiatives with an emphasis on creating a welcoming and inclusive climate.

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Faculty Diversity Data

We organize faculty diversity data and support data-driven plans to identify spaces where initiatives are needed to improve faculty recruitment, development, and retention, and to track progress

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Collaborative Partner

Columbia’s commitment to diversity is supported by a variety of offices and initiatives. We create programs in collaboration with these units to promote faculty development and success.

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Build Diverse Pipeline

Columbia is home to many programs that serve as a bridge for underrepresented minority and female candidates to advance from undergraduate to graduate studies as well as graduate studies to faculty positions. 

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Advisory Council

The Provost's Advisory Council for the Enhancement of Faculty Diversity was established to attract, advance, and retain a diverse faculty of outstanding female and underrepresented minority scholars. 

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Faculty Recruitment

We support diversity plans and assist in meeting placement goals established in University affirmative action programs, by advancing recruitment of outstanding minority and female scholars. 

Resources and Programs

Columbia aspires to be the go-to institution for the world’s greatest scholars. We cannot achieve this without realizing our core values of inclusion and excellence.

Mid-Career Faculty Awards

Each academic year, the Office of The Provost recognizes excellence among the University's mid-career faculty.

Junior Faculty Awards

Each academic year, the Office of The Provost recognizes excellence among the University's junior faculty.

Junior Faculty Career Development Sessions

These informal panel discussions focus on career success and promotion for junior faculty.

The Teaching Hour Series

The Teaching Hour series aims to foster a teaching community among Columbia’s underrepresented and diverse faculty population. 

Draft Guide to Best Practices in Faculty Retention

A document currently in development to assist schools and departments. Projected publication December 2018. 

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)

The NCFDD is a nationally-recognized independent organization dedicated to supporting faculty, particularly under-represented faculty, post-docs, and graduate students in making successful transitions throughout their careers.

Our Team

Dennis Mitchell, wearing a dark gray suit, white dress shirt, and glasses, smiles into the camera in front of a charcoal gray background
Dennis A. Mitchell, DDS, MPH

Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion
Professor of Dental Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center
dmitchell@columbia.edu
(212) 854-7161

Shana Lassiter, wearing a fuchsia sweater and glasses
Shana L. Lassiter, EdD

Assistant Provost for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion
slassiter@columbia.edu
(212) 851-2709

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Adina Berrios Brooks, MA

Director for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion
adina@columbia.edu
(212) 854-7285

Angela N. Garcia, Administrative Coordinator in the Office of the Vice Provost of Faculty Diversity and Inclusion at Columbia University
Angela N. Garcia

Administrative Coordinator  
ag3694@columbia.edu 
(212) 854-7165

News and Announcements

Diversity-related Events

Contact Us

305 Low Library
535 W. 116 St., MC 4339
New York, NY 10027

(212) 854-7161

facultydiversity@columbia.edu