Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Norm J. Jones

Norm J. Jones

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

106A Converse Hall

Pronouns: he/him

Norm Jones serves as Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Amherst College. In this role, he works with campus partners to advance practices and programs that foster diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility. He oversees the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, which comprises of the International Students Office, the Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Officers, the Director of Inclusive Leadership, the Queer Resource Center, the Women’s and Gender Center, and the Multicultural Resource Center. Working with the dean of the faculty and the chief human resources officer, he plays a key role in recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff. He ensures that the college is an active participant in national and international conversations around inclusive excellence.

Dina R. Levi

Dina R. Levi

Director of Inclusive Leadership

105-B Converse Hall

Pronouns: she/her

Dina Levi serves as the Director of Inclusive Leadership. Dina brings a passion for issues of diversity, inclusion, equity and justice, and for helping organizations create a culture shift towards one of intentional inclusion. Dina works collaboratively to bring strategic alignment that supports Amherst’s overall D&I mission and vision through development of personal cultural competency, inclusive leadership, and community engagement. Dina provides overall leadership and management of the Amherst Fellows Program and general assistant and support of diversity and inclusion training and development. Dina works to create infrastructure around diversity and inclusive leadership development across all segments of the employee community.

Faculty Diversity & Inclusion Officers

Allen J. Hart

Allen J. Hart

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

329 Merrill Science
Marisa Parham

Marisa Parham

Professor of English; Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Officer

108 Johnson Chapel

Research: My current teaching and research projects focus on texts that problematize assumptions about time, space, and bodily materiality, particularly as such terms share a history of increasing complexity in texts produced by African Americans.

Teaching: I currently teach classes in African-American literary and cultural studies, media / digital / game studies, and modern American popular culture.

Learn more about my scholarly work and see my CV.

Resource Center Team

Jesse Beal

Jesse Beal

Director, Women's and Gender Center

Pronouns: they, them, theirs

Jesse serves as the Director of the Women’s and Gender Center, a student resource center dedicating to supporting the needs of all students with a particular emphasis on women and conversations on gender, gender identity, and feminism. In addition to being a part of the Resource Centers Team, Jesse is a member of the Title IX Review Committee and the Sexual Respect Task Force. You should contact Jesse if you are interested in collaborating on events or programs related to gender and feminism, if you would like to schedule a training on sexism, power, privilege, or intersectionality, or if you would like someone to guest lecture on feminist theory and history, visual/pop culture, Trans and Nonbinary identities, whiteness, or social justice. Jesse is dedicated to supporting students of all genders deepen their understanding of gender and gender equity. In addition, Jesse is deeply committed to supporting students navigate their college experience and works actively to advocate for their needs. Jesse is an active member of NASPA, ACPA, and the Consortium for Higher Education LGBTQ Resource Professionals. Jesse currently serves as a mentor in the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program. Jesse has been an educator on LGBTQ+ issues and identities and social justice for the past 15 years, presents regularly at regional and national conferences, and is a consultant and trainer. 

Bulaong M. Ramiz-Hall

Bulaong M. Ramiz-Hall

Director, Multicultural Resource Center

Pronouns: she/her

As the Director of the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC), Bulaong Ramiz-Hall oversees the daily operation and programming of the MRC and serves as a support and resource for individual students, student organizations, and programming initiatives around diversity and multiculturalism. In addition, Bulaong Ramiz-Hall serves on the Presidential Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion, the Title IX Committee, the Subcommittee on Belonging, and the Working Group on Student Activism. Contact Bulaong at bramiz@amherst.edu for collaboration opportunities, program inquiries, or to book MRC space.

Angie Tissi-Gassoway

Angie Tissi-Gassoway

Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Pronouns: she/her

The Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion works directly with the Chief Diversity & Inclusion Office to affirm and celebrate the multiple identities of the Amherst College community. Angie works collaboratively with campus partners to examine and address issues related to diversity, inclusion and equality. She is responsible for creating and supporting initiatives that cultivate community and foster meaningful interactions across difference. Additionally, the Associate Dean oversees the various student facing offices and bridges the Multicultural Resource Center, Women’s & Gender Center, Queer Resource Center, Center for International Student Engagement, and the Office of Diversity & Student Leadership into the overall divison’s stategic goals.

Pronouns: he/him

Contact Zak King to schedule appointments with the directors of the Multicultural Resource Center, Queer Resource Center, and Women’s and Gender Center, and with any inquiries regarding collaboration with the centers. The administrative assistant supports the operations of the three resource centers and their student staff.