The Ohio State University
Signatory: Bruce A. McPheron, Provost
Joined: April 2016
Contact: Wendy Smooth, Chair, Undergraduate Studies
OSU is building The Collaborative @OSU as an inclusive research and learning community across its campuses. With the support of the university academic leadership team, we are designing our research and learning community from the ground up beginning with faculty already engaged in this research area.
Professors Wendy Smooth, associate professor of women’s gender & sexuality studies and Sharon Davies, vice provost for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer have been named to lead the campus initiative.
Ohio State University has convened an initial group of stakeholders to shape the Collaborative’s activities to meet the needs of OSU researchers.
“Our participation in the collaborative aligns with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s goals to enhance scholarly research focused on diverse groups. Collaborating with colleagues across the nation to fill in the information gaps on women and girls of color further aligns with our role as a leader in higher education on diversity.”
Sharon Davies, Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer and Executive Director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity
“Building and enhancing the research pipeline on women and girls of color is another demonstration of how we are working to advance excellence through diversity.”read more