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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at Taubman College

At Taubman College, we want to create new knowledge, research, and creative work across architecture, urban design, and urban planning that enables persons of different race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender expression, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religious commitment, age, and disability status to equitably shape their environment through buildings, design, and policies. As part of the President’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative (DEI), launched in Fall 2015, Taubman College is developing strategies for achieving equity and diminishing bias, harassment, discrimination, and intimidation in the college environment, in order to gain and sustain a critical mass of diverse students, staff, and faculty. 

What do we mean by DEI?

DIVERSITY: is expressed in myriad forms, including race and ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, language, culture, national origin, religious commitments, age, (dis)ability status, and political perspective.

INCLUSION: ensures that our campus is a place where differences are welcomed, differing perspectives are respectfully heard, and where every individual feels a sense of belonging and connection.

EQUITY: is the assurance of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all persons in our community. Race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status are irrelevant to the right of each individual to equitable access and standing.

Taubman Diversity Committee

McLain Clutter, Interim Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Strategic Initiatives and Architecture Associate Professor
Joana Dos Santos, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Specialist 
Robert Adams, Architecture Associate Professor
Anya Sirota, Architecture Assistant Professor
Tsz Yan Ng, Architecture Assistant Professor
June Manning Thomas, Urban Planning Professor 
Ana Pimentel-Walker, Urban Planning Assistant Professor
Qiana London, Human Resource Specialist 
Camie Turner, Business Analyst/Assistant Director
Rebecca Smith, Architecture PhD Student 
India Solomon, Urban & Regional Planning Graduate Student
Ibiayi Briggs, Architecture Graduate Student

Former Members

Kate Grandfield, Administrative Specialist
Christopher Banks, Architecture Undergraduate Student
Alvin (Kip) Darden, Urban Planning Graduate Student


Joana Dos Santos
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Specialist
Office: 2150
Hours:  9am - 5pm

McLain Clutter

Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Strategic Initiatives
Office: 2150