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CAMPOS and CAMPSSAH Induct 2022 Faculty Scholars

On November 4, members and supporters of CAMPOS and CAMPSSAH gathered in person at the Manetti Shrem Museum to welcome the two new cohorts of faculty scholars.

Organized by the Office of Academic Diversity, the Induction Ceremony is an important time to foster a community among faculty and with the campus. The Office of Academic Diversity works to strengthen and diversify the academic pipeline at UC Davis. It develops programming to advance the recruitment, retention, and promotion of faculty members whose research, teaching, and service advances multicultural perspectives in all fields of studies. The office has four central goals: empowering faculty equity leaders; elevating the work of diverse faculty as they solve global problems; supporting equitable ecosystems for student opportunity; modeling equity inclusion in higher education.

Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Renetta Tull began the evening by introducing Provost Mary S. Croughan and Chancellor Gary S. May who each delivered remarks congratulating the new faculty and emphasizing the importance of their work advancing equity in higher education. 

With the help of our campus partners in Academic Technology Services, the family and friends of the new faculty watched a short video of each cohort introducing themselves and their important work. You can watch the videos posted on the right.

The Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Science (CAMPOS) was launched in 2013 as a key initiative of the UC Davis ADVANCE program funded by the National Science Foundation. The center is composed of 39 STEMM faculty across 7 colleges and schools in 31 different disciplines. Together they are changing the face of science at UC Davis and beyond. CAMPOS faculty are scholars with exceptional contributions to research, teaching and service, who address issues affecting members from groups underrepresented in STEM. This vision of institutional transformation is rooted in the premise that attracting unique perspectives from diverse gender and cultural backgrounds within our faculty will change the face of STEM sciences to solve the common problems of our future. 

CAMPOS welcomed eight new faculty:


Anya Brown, Evolution and Ecology, Bodega Marine Lab


Luis Diaz-Garcia, Viticulture and Enology

Alyssa Griffin, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Bodega Marine Lab

Alan Lombard, Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine and Urologic Surgery

María Maldonado, Plant Biology

Adeola Oni-Orisan, Family and Community Medicine

Kenjiro W. Quides, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Modeled on CAMPOS, The Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspective on Social Science, Arts, and Humanities (CAMPSSAH) supports the recruitment, integration, and retention of faculty whose research, teaching, scholarly and creative work fosters multicultural perspectives in the arts, social sciences, and humanities. Established in 2019, CAMPSSAH represents the successful institutionalization and broadening of the 2015 Impact Recruitment Initiative, which sought to increase the representation of faculty of color within non-STEM fields. Through their work, CAMPSSAH faculty provide, in the words of Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson, Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, "evidence of our humanity, our ability to learn from our examined experience, and our ability to imagine and innovate." 

CAMPSSAH welcomed five new faculty:


Akua A. Banful, English

Christoph Hanssmann, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

Veronica Lerma, Sociology

Ariel Mosley, Psychology

Alicia Rusoja, School of Education

View a PDF of the ceremony program.

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