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The Bridging Differences Task Force is comprised of a cross section of students, faculty, and staff from across the University. The group meets monthly, and seeks to identify the initiative’s key areas of focus and foundational initiatives.

The central questions that the task force seeks to answer include:

  1.  What differences are we seeking to bridge?
  2.  What actions are likely to be effective?
  3.  What indicates success?
Name Affiliation School or Division
Abdi Wakene Student School of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering – College of Liberal Arts
Angela Ryck Student School of Medicine
Annie DeVane Director of Communications and Web Strategies Friedman School of Nutrition
Camila Barrios Camacho Student Tufts School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences
Deborah Donahue-Keegan Lecturer, Associate Director, Tisch College SEL-CE Initiative A&S, Tisch College
Diana Chigas Associate Provost and SIO Professor of Practice Office of the Provost
Diane Ryan Associate Dean -Programs & Admin Tisch College
Heather Barry Associate Director – Institute for Global Leadership Institute for Global Leadership
Jo Wellins Executive Director -University Advancement University Advancement Development
Jonathan Garlick Professor Diagnostic Sciences – Oral Path
Joyce Sackey Associate Provost and Chief Diversity Officer (CDO); Dean for Multicultural Affairs and Global Health; Dr. Jane Murphy Gaughan Professor at TUSM Health Sciences Schools
Katrina Moore Director – Africana Center Africana Center
Keith January Student School of Dental Medicine
Lidya Woldeyesus Student School of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering – College of Liberal Arts
Maren Greathouse Associate Director for Diversity & Inclusion Education Medford/SMFA Campuses
Mary Anne McInnis Director – Learning and Development Human Resources
Nadia Vargas Associate Director – Residential Education Residential Life and Learning
Naftali Brawer Jewish Chaplain University Chaplaincy
Nancy Thomas Director, Institute for Democracy & Higher Education Tisch College
Peter Levine Associate Dean – Academic Affairs and Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship & Public Affairs Tisch College
Rob Mack Associate Provost and Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) Somerville/Medford and Boston SMFA
Ryan Rideau Associate Director Center for Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT)
Zachary Intrater Student School of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering – College of Liberal Arts