Our Mission and Vision
Mission Statement We are a diverse team of change agents serving the CFAES community, the broader university, and residents of the state of Ohio through our connection to OSU Extension. We celebrate and honor all identities through educational webinars, w ...
Dr. Tiffany Halsell to join CFAES Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Dr. Tiffany Halsell will join the CFAES Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on December 13 as the Multicultural Student Inititiaves Director. Dr. Halsell comes to us from the Office of Greaduate and Professional Admissions where she assists applica ...
Difficult Conversations: How to Communicate Across Difference
Have you ever engaged in a conversation about an uncomfortable or sensitive topic and didn't know how to approach it? Conversations about sensitive topics can go awry and lead to frustration and alienation, but this does not need to be the case. In t ...
How Implicit Associations Can Thwart Equitable Hiring Decisions
Associations are mental shortcuts our brains develop to connect ideas or things and reduce processing time. While not inherently bad, associations can manifest in the form of implicit, or unconscious, bias. When left unmitigated, implicit bias can influen ...
Introduction to Microaggressions: Small Actions That Have a Big Impact
Microaggressions are common, often subtle expressions of bias, many times initiated unintentionally and unconsciously that can have serious impacts on recipients including shortening life expectancy. In this 90-minute workshop, participants will learn abo ...
Inclusive and Equitable Hiring Practices
This 90-minute program provides an overview of best practices for recruiting a diverse candidate pool. Participants will examine the role that various forms of bias can play in screening applicants and identify ways that privilege creates an unlevel compe ...
DEI Faculty and Staff Spotlight: Nicole Debose
This month's DEI Faculty and Staff Spotlight features Nicole Debose. Nicole is an Area Leader and Program Director for OSU Extension in Cuyahoga County. Nicole has over 15 years of experience working with nonprofit and public organizations to meet th ...
DEI Faculty and Staff Spotlight: Karima Samadi
This month's DEI Faculty and Staff Spotlight features Karima Samadi who is a Food and Agriculture Knowledge Integration Specialist at CFAES' Knowledge Exchange. Karima delivers the broader impacts of research through integration and translation. ...
DEI Faculty and Staff Spotlight: Dr. Monica Giusti
This month's DEI Faculty and Staff Spotlight features Dr. Monica Giusti who is a professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology. Dr. Giusti is also the President of Ohio State's Organization of Latinx/Hispanic Employees (OLÉ) and a m ...
DEI Faculty and Staff Spotlight: Whitney Gherman
This month's DEI Faculty and Staff Spotlight features Whitney Gherman who is a social justice educator in Family and Consumer Sciences. Through her work, she supports community members with knowledge and resources to engage in meaningful dialogue and ...