Allen J. Hart

Allen J. Hart

James E. Ostendarp Professor of Psychology; Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Officer

D214 Science Center

Pronouns: he/him

The FDIO serves as an advocate for diversity and inclusion in the overall academic program, partnering with the Dean of the Faculty supporting individual faculty members and academic departments.  The Officer advances principles of inclusive excellence in three significant domains (1) recruitment and retention of top-rate scholar-teachers (2) ongoing professional development that allows faculty members to thrive throughout their careers (3) confidential consultations with faculty members as needed.

In his role as faculty diversity and Inclusion officer, Allen helps facilitate faculty search processes, assists with faculty workshops on topics of diversity and inclusion, and works to develop insights into demographic data across academic departments.

He also helps faculty and instructional staff navigate concerns around profession, climate, and community.  In his research, Allen explores the role of interpersonal expectations in guiding human behavior. To that end, an important theme has been to understand the basic processes of interpersonal expectations informed by how real people make decisions and judgments about real people.  His research investigates issues related to judicial behavior, jury decision-making, and the social and neural foundations of stereotyping and prejudice. Allen was a senior administrator in student affairs for more than ten years.

Pawan H. Dhingra

Pawan H. Dhingra

Professor of American Studies; Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Officer

301B Johnson Chapel

Pronouns: he/him

In his role as faculty diversity and inclusion officer, Professor Dhingra assists with faculty search processes, helps develop opportunities for faculty to progress in their research, teaching and service, and promotes more equitable processes and outcomes for all constituencies. Like Allen Hart, he is also available for individual conversations regarding all aspects of the profession, climate, and community. He draws from his years as a department chair at different universities and his participation and leadership in equity groups both on and off campuses. His own research and teaching aim to uncover and address systemic inequities around race, class, gender, and sexuality within and outside of the nation-state, with particular attention to Asian America.

Jennifer A. Citarelli

Inclusive Leadership Assistant