Inclusive Excellence Council

The Ohio State University College of Engineering’s vision is to be the leader in discovery, innovation, and education in engineering and architecture among public land grant universities, recognizing that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of our excellence.  

The mission of the Inclusive Excellence Council is to support the Dean and senior leadership in: identifying and hosting diversity and inclusion training and events for faculty, staff, and students; overseeing the inclusive excellence certificate program; and recommending best practices to promote an environment that is inclusive and equitable for all members of the college community. 

Diverse and inclusive environments where teaching and research occurs is essential to ensure that the knowledge created and the students produced are relevant and prepared to solve the challenging problems our changing global society. We aim to create and sustain an educational environment that intentionally values inclusive excellence and advances equity.  

Recognizing that an active commitment and shared vision at all levels of the organization is required to impact the environment, we encourage our College of Engineering students, staff and faculty to earn the Inclusive Excellence Certificate (IEC).

Learn about more about the program.

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Lisa Abrams

Lisa Abrams

Assoc. Chair, Engineering Education

Lisa Barclay

Lisa Barclay

Interim Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

Michael Cadwell

Michael Cadwell

Professor, Architecture

Ann Christy

Ann Christy

Asst. Dean of Teaching & Learning

David Cooke

David Cooke

Senior Assoc. Dir., Center for Automotive Research

Dorota Grejner-Brezinska

Dorota Grejner-Brezinska

Associate Dean for Research

Joel Johnson

Joel Johnson

Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Rachel Kleit

Rachel Kleit

Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs

Olivia McNeil

Olivia McNeil

Mechanical Engineering Student

Janet Meier

Janet Meier

Graduate Research Associate

Heather Miller

Heather Miller

Human Resources Director

Heather Powell

Heather Powell

Assoc. Professor, Materials Science & Engineering

Antonio Ramirez

Antonio Ramirez

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Jen Robb

Jen Robb

Director, Undergraduate Recruitment and Inclusive Excellence Initiatives

Matt Schutte

Matt Schutte

Director of Communications

La'Tonia Stiner-Jones

La'Tonia Stiner-Jones

Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs

Chris Stewart

Christopher Stewart

Assoc. Professor, Computer Science & Engineering

Amy Thaci

Amy Thaci

Director, Engineering Career Services

Sarah Vanadia

Sarah Vanadia

Fiscal Officer, Engineering Research Operations

Leigh Zircher

Leigh Zircher

Finance Manager, Engineering Research Operations