Woodring College of Education strives to be inclusive of all diverse populations including, but not limited to, those who have experienced systemic social injustices based on their ethnicity, race, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, language, socio-economic status, or religion.
Woodring College of Education is committed to transformational change that supports increased understanding and respect for differences and similarities among people and cultures. One of the ways the College fulfills this commitment is through the work of its Diversity Committee.
The Woodring College of Education Equity and Diversity Committee will recommend strategies and processes to :
- support the integration of diversity throughout curricula and field experiences for all Woodring students;
- attract and retain an increasingly diverse faculty, staff and student populations; and
- foster the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of individual members of the College about diversity, equity, and social justice.
The Diversity Committee will act in an advisory capacity to the Woodring Advisory Council to support institutional commitment of the goals.
Membership is open to all Woodring College and Western Washington University faculty and staff who are committed to the charge of the committee. Members include representatives from Woodring faculty, staff and students from all departments, the Education Librarian, and the Assistant Vice president of Student Affairs, and interested administrators from the university.
If you are interested in joining, please contact one of the Co-Chairs.
|Marisa Anderle||Student, Woodring MIT Candidate|
|Susan Cahill||Staff, Special Education and Education Leadership|
|Christina Carlson||Staff, Secondary Education Department|
|Emma Caro||Student, Compass2Campus program|
|David Carroll||Faculty, Elementary Education|
|Hope Corbin||Faculty, Human Services|
|Nat Reilly||Woodring Recruiting and Retention Specialist|
|Gail Coulter||Chair, Special Education|
|Karen Dade||Associate Dean, Woodring College|
|Christine Espina||Faculty, Interim Director - Nursing|
|Kristen French||Director, Center for Educational Pluralism and Faculty, Elementary Education|
|Jillian Gooding||Co-Chair, Staff, Teacher Education Outreach Programs|
|Stan Goto||Faculty, Adult and Higher Education|
|Diana Gruman||Faculty, Psychology|
|Sue Guenter-Schlesinger||Executive Director/ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office|
|Bridget Kelley||Faculty, Special Education|
|Lucy Lewis||Faculty, Psychology|
|Cheryl Mathison||Staff, Health and Community Studies|
|Elaine Mehary||Staff, Secondary Education - Education & Social Justice Minor|
|Alison Merz||Faculty, Special Education|
|Giovanni Milan||Staff, VU Operations|
|Liz Mogford||Faculty, Sociology|
|Kunle Ojikutu||Assistant VP for Student Affairs|
|Francisco Rios||Dean, Woodring College of Education|
|Shar Garo||Staff, Compass2Campus|
|Shalini Singh||Staff, Student Outreach Services|
|Lynda Spaulding||Staff, Center for Educational Equity and Diversity (CEED)|
|Sonnet Sjuka||Staff, Student Outreach Services|
|Maria Timmons Flores||Co-Chair, Faculty, Elementary Education|
|Joan Ullin||Student Outreach Services|
|Veronica Velez||Faculty, Secondary Education|
|Molly Ware||Faculty, Secondary Education|
|Laura Wellington||Director, Office of Field Experiences|
|Joy Wiggins||Faculty, Elementary Education|
- All are welcome to attend!
- The Equity and Diversity Committee normally meets 8:30-9:50 in MH 158 the first Friday of each month, October-May, when classes are in session.
- Contact Jillian at (425) 405-1646 or by email at Jillian.Gooding@wwu.edu.