Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement

Equity Advisors

  

Equity Advisors are faculty or staff members who are appointed by school deans to lead diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) activities and conversations for their area. They provide oversight and guide DEI efforts, and play an integral role in developing long-term diversity goals for their respective schools. Equity Advisors meet once a month to plan, and share resources and updates on the diversity strategic planning process.

Corina Hernandez

Pronouns: she/her
School: Douglass Residential College

Corina Hernandez is the special assistant to the dean and director of the Douglass Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in education with a focus on education, culture, and society at the Graduate School of Education. Corina is an EOF graduate from Kean University in 2013 with her bachelor’s in public administration and in 2015 with an MPA. She has worked in higher education administration for seven years with experience at community college and 4-year public institutions working with underrepresented students in STEM and other majors. She is passionate about helping students achieve their educational goals and providing opportunities for them to hone their unique leadership skills. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering with Be the Change NJ, a community service non-profit, and spending time with her family and friends. 

 

Corina Hernandez

Dafna Lemish

Pronouns: she/her
School: School of Communication and Information

Dafna Lemish is a Fellow of the International Communication Association (ICA). She is author and editor of numerous books and articles on children, media and gender representations, including recently KakaoTalk and Facebook: Korean American youth constructing hybrid identities (with Park, 2019); Fear in front of the screen: Children’s fears, nightmares and thrills from TV (with Götz & Holler, 2019); and Beyond the stereotypes: Images of boys and girls and their consequences (co-edited with Götz, 2017).

Dafna Lemish

Troy A. Roepke

Pronouns: they/them, he/him
School: School of Environmental and Biological Sciences

Troy Roepke is an associate professor in the Department of Animal Sciences, where they study the interactions of gonadal steroids (estrogens), diets, stressors, and endocrine disruptors on the physiological, behavioral, and neurological processes controlled by the brain and, in particular, the hypothalamus. They received a doctorate in physiology with a designated emphasis in reproductive biology from the University of California, Davis in 2005. Their postdoctoral training was at Oregon Health & Science University studying the neuroendocrinology of estrogens from 2005 to 2011 where they were the recipient of a K99/R00 Pathways to Independence Award from NIDDK to study how endocrine disruptors influence metabolism. They believe one of the most important aspects of being an openly queer professor is to create a lab environment that is supportive of all historically excluded students and trainees, especially LGBTQ+ students.

Troy A. Roepke

Lisa Brockenbrough Sanon-Jules

Pronouns: she/her
School: Honors College

Lisa Brockenbrough Sanon-Jules is the senior director of academic services at the Rutgers Honors College. She has over 25 years of experience in higher education and her research interests lie in the areas of high achieving first generation college students from underrepresented backgrounds. Lisa serves as an instructor for courses in community engagement, leadership, and women studies. She is the author of The Effects of Parental Level of Education: Social Capital among African American College Students, and has recently published articles for the National Association of Academic Advising and The Chronicle of Mentoring & Coaching

Lisa Brockenbrough Sanson-Jules

Peter J. Economou

Pronouns: he/him
School: Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology

Pete Economou Ph.D., ABPP, was trained in counseling psychology, and is an associate teaching  professor at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology for the graduate programs in applied psychology. He is the founder of the Counseling & Wellness Center, LLC, a clinical practice specializing in cognitive and behavioral therapy (CBT). Pete is licensed by NJ and NY to practice psychology, is board certified in CBT, and is certified by the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). Pete has conducted research in several areas including: multicultural psychology, evidenced-based treatments (mainly third wave CBT), LGBT issues, and issues related to executive functioning. He is an active member of state and national psychology associations, and is a contributor to media outlets and social media.

Peter Economou

Maria Kraimer

Pronouns: she/her
School: School of Management and Labor Relations

Maria Kraimer is the associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion and professor in the Department of Human Resource Management at the School of Management and Labor Relations. Maria conducts field survey research that examines the challenges and consequences of working globally, predictors of career success with a focus on academics, and inclusive leadership behaviors.

Maria Kraimer

Hazel-Anne M. Johnson-Marcus

Pronouns: she/her
School: School of Management and Labor Relations

Hazel-Anne M. Johnson-Marcus is an associate teaching professor in the Department of Human Resource Management at the School of Management and Labor Relations. Johnson-Marcus teaches in the content areas of staffing, diversity and inclusion, and the future of work. She is a passionate and enthusiastic professor, and strives to engage her students’ critical thinking skills and encourages them to become more socially responsible citizens within their organizations and our broader society.

Johnson-Marcus received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Florida and her master’s and doctoral degrees in industrial-organizational psychology from the University of South Florida. Johnson-Marcus' research publications have addressed the topics of emotional labor, emotional intelligence, as well as diversity within mentoring relationships. Recently, her research interests have focused on the well-being of employees, especially those who appear to be neglected or invisible within the literature.

 

Hazel-Anne Johnson-Marcus

Leon Fraser

Pronouns: he/him/his

School: School Rutgers Business School – Newark and New Brunswick

Leon Fraser is an assistant professor of Professional Practice in the department of Management & Global Business, teaching Managing Workforce Diversity, Executive Leadership, Management Consulting, and Corporate Strategy to undergraduate and MBA students. He earned the Rutgers university-wide “Faculty Leader in Diversity” award and the school-wide Dean’s Award for Meritorious Service. Fraser is the school’s representative to the Tri-State Diversity Council (New York – New Jersey – Connecticut). He is a certified diversity professional via the National Diversity Council, an associate certified executive coach through the International Coach Federation, and a senior professional in Human Resources as designated by the HR Certification Institute.

 

 

 

Leon Fraser

Ron Quincy

Pronouns he/him/his

School Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Ron Quincy is a professor of professional practice at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy. He was the founding Academic Director for the Rutgers Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, Civic Leadership Institute. Dr. Quincy teaches Principles of Public Policy, Managing People & Organizations, Community Organizing, Global Poverty, Community Planning in the USA & Global South & Poverty in the USA. He also teaches a course in the School of Arts & Sciences Honors Program; Anti-Apartheid and Civil Rights Movements: King & Mandela--Lessons in Leadership. Earlier in his career, Dr. Quincy served as a cabinet member for two Michigan Governors, heading the Department of Civil Rights, Office of Human Resource Policy & Special Projects; and special assistant to the governor. He was associate vice president at Harvard University, and was appointed assistant to Harvard's president. Dr. Quincy was executive director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, and president of the White House Fellows Foundation & Association.

Ron Quincy
Corina Hernandez
Dafna Lemish
Troy A. Roepke
Lisa Brockenbrough Sanson-Jules
Peter Economou
Maria Kraimer
Hazel-Anne Johnson-Marcus
Leon Fraser
Ron Quincy

Dafna Lemish
School of Communication and Information

Pronouns: she/her

Troy A. Roepke
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences

Pronouns: they/them, he/him

Peter Economou
Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology

Pronouns: he/him

Maria Kraimer
School of Management and Labor Relations

Pronouns: she/her

Leon Fraser
Rutgers Business School – Newark and New Brunswick

Pronouns: he/him/his

Ron Quincy
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Pronouns: he/him/his