Faculty Advisory Committee on Diversity and the Target of Opportunity Program

The Faculty Advisory Committee on Diversity (FACD) is composed of tenured faculty members representing all four academic divisions of the University. They advise the President, Provost, and Dean of the Faculty on issues and initiatives relating to diversity and inclusion, including faculty hiring, policies, curriculum, and campus climate.  

Resources are available to support the efforts of academic departments to diversify the faculty through the Target of Opportunity Program (ToO). The Dean of the Faculty is specifically interested in supporting faculty candidates who can contribute to the University’s diversity, broadly defined, including members of groups that have been historically and are presently underrepresented in the academy or in particular disciplines, such as racial and ethnic minorities and women in STEM. Department nominations are reviewed and approved by the FACD. 

Current members of the FACD include:

  • Mitchell Duneier, Professor of Sociology. Chair, Department of Sociology.
  • Jo Dunkley, Professor of Physics and Astrophysical Sciences.
  • Beth Lew-Williams, Associate Professor of History.
  • Pedro Meira Monteiro, Arthur W. Marks '19 Professor of Spanish and Portuguese. Chair, Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
  • Monica Ponce de Leon, Professor of Architecture. Dean, School of Architecture.
  • Rodney D. Priestley, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Vice Dean for Innovation.
  • J. Nicole Shelton, Stuart Professor of Psychology. Head of Butler College.
  • Howard A. Stone, Donald R. Dixon '69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Chair, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

For more information about the Target of Opportunity Program and the process for requesting support, please contact any of the FACD members listed above or Deputy Dean of the Faculty Toni Turano.