COMMITTEE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION
The Committee for the Advancement of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (CADEI) serves as the Honors College’s organizing body to ensure its practices and policies promote a diverse, inclusive and equitable community of students, staff, faculty and alumni.
Our goal is to celebrate, affirm and serve the full spectrum of identities within the college, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, age, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, educational background, veteran status and varying abilities.
- Jacob English, Ph.D., Founding co-chair and Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships
- LaTisha Mitchell-Johnson, Founding co-chair and Assistant Director, Student & Alumni Engagement
- Emily Buis, Research Program Coordinator, Academic Advisor
- Lauri Goodling, Ph.D., Associate Dean of the Honors College, Perimeter
- Maria Paula Lengua, Senior, Psychology major, Atlanta Campus
- Telly McGaha, Director of Development
- Gideon Melvin, Junior, Political Science major, Perimeter Campus
- Jonte Myers, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Special Education, College of Education & Human Development
Through support programming, educational activities and assessment CADEI will:
- Initiative 1: Create an evolving online resource about diversity, equity and inclusion to educate the community.
- Initiative 2: Establish an Emerging Leader in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award to provide travel funding for students attending conferences focused on diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Initiative 3: Establish an Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award for students.
- Initiative 4: Establish an Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award for faculty affiliates.
- Initiative 5: Establish an Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award for staff.
- Initiative 6: Establish a DEI Award category for the Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference (GSURC).
- Initiative 7: Forge partnerships with diversity, equity and inclusion leaders on campus and in the community.
- Initiative 1: Establish ongoing education for Honor College staff.
- Initiative 2: Create Diversity, Equity and Inclusion workshop series for the Honors College community.
- Initiative 3: Enhance the University Assistantship Program by providing additional funding for University Assistants conducting research focused on currently underrepresented groups.
- Initiative 1: Develop pipelines from K-12 schools and organizations supporting currently underserved students.
- Initiative 2: Review and expand recruitment, hiring and retention practices for students, staff and faculty affiliates.
- Initiative 3: Create and implement an evaluation process for Honors College workshops and instructors that ensures diverse programming and curriculum.
We have curated a reading list to help you on your DEI journey. The list is dynamic, and we hope can help generate critical conversations—both internal and external—to help you incorporate DEI principles into your life.
- A History of Islam in America: From the New World to the New World Order — Kambiz Ghaneabassiri
- American Muslim Women: Negotiating Race, Class, and Gender Within Ummah — Jamillah Karim
- Between the World and Me — Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Caste: The Origins of our Discontents — Isabel Wilkerson
- Feminism Is For Everybody — Bell Hooks
- Feminist, Queer, Crip — Alison Kafer
- How the Other Half Lives — Jacob Riis
- If You Could Hear What I See — Kathy Buckley
- Maus — Art Spiegelman; Link 2
- No-No Boy — John Okada
- No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement — Joseph P. Shapiro
- Nothing About Us Without Us: Disability Oppression and Empowerment — James I. Charlton
- Stamped Racism, Antiracism, and You — Ibram X. Kendi
- Stand By Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation — Jim Downs
- The Beekeeper of Aleppo — Christy Lefteri
- The Fire Next Time — James Baldwin
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness — Michelle Alexander
- The Souls of Black Folk — WEB DuBois
- This Is An Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt is Shaping the Twenty-First Century — Mark Engler,Paul Engler; Link 2
- Waist-High in the World: A Life Among the Nondisabled — Nancy Mairs
- We Should All Be Feminists — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future — Deepa Iyer
- A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara
- Bread Givers – Anzia Yezierska
- Brown Girl, Brownstones – Paule Marshall
- Call It Sleep – Henry Roth
- Call Me Ahab – Anne Finger
- Eat a Bowl of Tea – Louis Chu
- Geek Love – Terry Galloway
- Giovanni’s Room – James Baldwin
- Good Kings Bad Kings – Susan R. Nussbaum
- Jasmine – Bharati Mukherjee
- Mean Little Deaf Queer – Terry Galloway
- Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides; Link 2
- Mrs. Spring Fragrance – Sui Sin Far
- My Antonia – Willa Cather
- Native Speaker – Chang-Rae Lee; Link 2
- On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous – Ocean Vuong
- Rudyfruit Jungle – Mae Brown
- Tales of the City – Armistead Maupin
- The Color Purple – Alice Walker
- The Fire Next Time – James Baldwin
- The House on Mango Street – Sandra Cisneros
- The Still Point of the Turning World – Emily Rapp
- The Vegetarian – Han Kang
- The Water Dancer – Ta-Nehesi Coates
- Under the Udala Trees – Chinelo Okparanta; Link 2
- A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir – Daisy Hernández
- All Boys Aren’t Blue – George M. Johnson
- Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa – Rigoberto González
- Dreamers – Yuyi Morales
- Elegy for a Disease: A Personal and Cultural History of Polio – Anne Finger
- Red Dust – Ma Jian
- The Distance Between Us – Renya Grande
- The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass – Frederick Douglass
- The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You – Dina Nayeri
- When I Was Puerto Rican – Esmeralda Santiago
- Bad Feminist: Essays – Roxane Gay
- Resistance and Hope: Essays by Disabled People – Alice Wong
- Sex and Disability – Robert McRuer, Anna Mollow
- The Stonewall Reader – Edited by the New York Public Library
- Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility – Morgan M. Page, Eric Stanley, Micha Cárdenas
Language is important. Access the link below for a list of DEI definitions on the Georgia State Diversity, Equity and Inclusion website.