The mission of the Center for the Study of Diversity (CSD) is to promote academic research and scholarship that facilitate dialogues about and understanding of the social and academic impact of diversity. The Center brings a broadly interdisciplinary focus to its activities, projects, programs, and publications on research and analysis, training, public scholarship, community projects, and information dissemination. The goals of these activities are to:

1.) generate and transmit scholarship about specific diversity-related issues both at UD and beyond;

2.) fund faculty and graduate student research and projects related to diversity; 

3.) bring outstanding researchers and scholars of diversity to campus to share their expertise; 

4.) communicate the results of the Center’s research and scholarship; 

5.) apply scholarship of Center faculty to community issues; and 

6.) assist the Vice Provost for Diversity in identifying diversity objectives and information needs for the University of Delaware.

Faculty and Staff at UD who would like to support our mission directly can do so via the 2016-17 Faculty & Staff Campaign. After logging in, please select “other” and indicate “Center for the Study of Diversity ARSC412152”. Thank you!

Scholarship that drives diversity practice

Our Staff

L to R: Dr. Rosalie Rolon Dow, Assoc. Director; Vanessa Hatton, undergraduate researcher; Dr. James M. Jones, Director; Dr. Maryam Hussain, Diversity Research Analyst; Jeong Min Lee, graduate assistant; April Davison, graduate assistant; Lisa Schulz, Program Coordinator

Faculty Scholars

The Center for the Study of Diversity thrives because of the wide participation and support we receive throughout the University community.

A group of faculty scholars at the University of Delaware comprise the core advisory group for the Center. These scholars come from many departments and disciplines and several different colleges at the University. Their research, scholarship, teaching and service directly engage issues of diversity that the Center focuses on.

In addition to the faculty scholars, there are numerous other faculty at the University doing diversity related research and scholarship that is supported and encouraged by the Center. Faculty involved in these projects are identified as faculty affiliates.

There are numerous scholars across the country who are experts in studying diversity, and we have invited a small number to be associated with the Center for the Study of Diversity as national affiliate scholars. These scholars will share their own work and research and advise the center on broad national trends in a variety of areas of diversity in higher education.

The Center also acknowledges the research and scholarship of graduate students at UD and has invited a group of graduate student affiliates to participate in the activities of the Center.

Scholarship that drives diversity practice