Implementation Committee

Sara Pozzi
Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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“It is an honor to have the opportunity to serve the college community in the newly-established position of Director of DEI for the COE. I am passionate about this work because it is critical to our mission to create an equitable and inclusive environment where all of our students, faculty, and staff can thrive and do their best work.”

Remote office hours: Thur., 11 a.m. – noon (dates vary)

Contact: John Rodriquez 

Steve Ceccio
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

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“Our collective efforts to advance human knowledge and engineering discovery are only enhanced by the diverse backgrounds and talents of our students, staff, and faculty at UM.”

Remote office hours: Varies

Contact: Martha Sweigert

Eric Michielssen

Associate Dean for Research

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“DEI principles and academic excellence are two sides of the same coin. Our college’s success in research requires the broad participation of students, staff, and faculty from diverse backgrounds, jointly advancing equity and inclusion though innovation.”

Contact: Colleen Root

Jennifer Judge Hensel
Communication & Marketing

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“I am the holder of 24 forms of privilege. I proudly contribute to the College’s DEI board because I feel it is my duty to use my privilege honorably, and to work to ensure the College of Engineering is an equitable and inclusive place for all our community.”

Remote office hours: W-F, 3-4 p.m.
(dates vary)

Contact: Gage Guswiler

Deborah Mero
Resource Planning & Management

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“In my current role on the College Diversity committee, co-leading the ME2020 culture pillar and leading the COE Staff DEIC committee,  I am in a unique position to facilitate changes to our culture as we work to make our college a welcoming and inclusive place for all. When we “practice our purpose” and live out our values, we will grow that much stronger as a community. I am excited to see the progress we make as this journey continues.”

Remote office hours: W, 1-2 p.m.

Contact: Chanda Doxie

Joanna Millunchick
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education

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“My goal is to ensure that every single student has the opportunity to fully participate in a pre eminent engineering education so that they can practice their purpose and create a better world.”

Remote office hours: varies

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Lyonel Milton
Center for Engineering Diversity & Outreach

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“I am passionate about serving on the DEI Implementation Team because it gives me a chance to directly contribute to the college’s efforts to create and maintain a climate that fosters respect for difference and works to ensure that a world-class experience is synonymous with a world-class education.”

Hybrid office hours: Fri., 10a.m.-noon

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Contact: Johnny Lee

Jeanne Murabito
Office of Student Affairs

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“Michigan Engineering is a community committed to making a difference through the education of all students.  I demonstrate my personal dedication to our mission by serving and inspiring a broader, and more diverse community through my role on the DEI Implementation Team.  My work transforms the College’s ideals into tangible support for our students, which ultimately benefits the common good.”

Remote office hours: M-W, noon-1p.m.

Contact: Mary Saah

Mary-Ann Mycek
Associate Dean for Graduate & Professional Education

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“As the Associate Dean for Graduate Education, one of my goals is to create a graduate educational experience that is among the finest in the world for Master’s and Ph.D. engineering students. Serving on the College DEI Implementation Committee enables me to ensure progress towards that goal by fostering a graduate student experience that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.”

Remote office hours: Varies. Remote appointments can be made by phone or email. Contact: or 734-647-6851

Contact: Katy Mattingly

Tershia Pinder-Grover
The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching in Engineering (CRLT-Engin)

“I am excited about the ways we can transform the culture, especially in the teaching-learning environment, to be more inclusive so that all (students and instructors) can reach their full potential.”

Remote office hours: Fri., 3-4 p.m. (dates vary)

Contact: Tershia Pinder-Grover

Heidi Sherick
Academic Affairs

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“I appreciate the opportunity to serve on the DEI implementation committee so I can continue to learn from others, share my experience, and impact change.  As a leadership coach I work to heighten awareness, build meaning and expand choices for individuals. I strive to actively listen and stay curious.”

Remote office hours: Thur., 10-11 a.m.

Contact: Heidi Sherick