Center for Diversity Leadership and Engagement
The Center supports campus and community-based scholarship on issues of ability, gender,
sexuality, race, ethnicity, sustainability, and military status and their intersections
with other aspects of difference. Scholarship produced through the Center will aim
to raise awareness, foster engagement, and encourage discussion on the aforementioned
diversity priority areas. At its core, the Center is committed to academic leadership
and engagement that breaks down the false dichotomy between rigorous scholarship,
on the one hand, and campus and community involvement, on the other.
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Faculty Fellows 2018-2019
Sustainability Faculty Fellow
Michael Carroll’s project entitled Performative Façades: De-constructing Identity
Through Architectural Design, embraces sustainability from both a technological and
a cultural perspective.
As a founder of KSUs material library (MAT_Lab), Carroll’s research focuses on materials,
material expression and fabrication in contemporary architectural design. In terms
of technology, the proposal intends to utilize innovative and smart materials in the
fabrication of performative façades that filter light and air. More importantly, from
a cultural perspective, these technologies will be deployed in the design of a series
of façade systems for non-profit groups in Metro Atlanta that traditionally have been
under-represented. These architectural interventions would not only make buildings
that house these groups more ecologically sustainable but also positively contribute
to the cultural identities of those organizations.
Dr. Neil Duchac
Veterans Faculty Fellow
Dr. Duchac is Assistant Professor of Social Work and Human Services. During the fellowship
year, Dr. Duchac will examine the campus climate, inclusive of the thoughts and perspectives,
of veterans at KSU. Further, he will examine differing factors that may impact the
learning process of our veteran population. Additionally, he plans to share these
results with faculty members to enhance the learning process and overall effectiveness
of learning for veterans at KSU.
Dr. Richard Mosholder
Race and Ethnicity Faculty Fellow
Dr. Richard (Rick) Mosholder is Associate Professor of Psychology. He has developed
and collaborated closely with a research team to examine the experiences of Black
male students at KSU. During his fellowship, Dr. Mosholder will continue to work closely
with his research team to develop, support and assess programs that will increase
Black male students’ success trajectories, including enhanced retention and persistence.
Dr. Cameron Greensmith
LGBTQ Faculty Fellow
Dr. Cameron Greensmith is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social
Work and Human Services and Affiliate Faculty Member in the American Studies Program
at KSU. During the 2017-2018 school term, Dr. Greensmith, in partnership with the
Office of LGBTQ Student Programs, the LGBTQ Presidential Commission, and the Department
of Social Work and Human Services, created the inaugural Queer Research Day. Evolving
out of this momentum, Dr. Greensmith will conduct qualitative research to assess what
kinds of programming LGBTQ communities and their allies need on campus—addressing
the overarching question: what does it mean to be queer in the south?
Sustainability Faculty Fellow
Elizabeth Martin is an Associate Professor of Architecture. During her fellowship
year, Liz will be developing a new curriculum in Real Estate Sustainable Development
as a campus-wide undergraduate minor to prepare students for careers in the corporate
sector, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, or environmental advocacy groups.
As proposed, this new minor will be an interdisciplinary one-year program to prepare
students to become effective and influential participants in the fields of real estate,
finance, design and development. The intent of this undergraduate minor is to not
only help students develop a systems-level perspective of the economic, environmental
and social dimensions of sustainable developments, but also raise awareness within
the broader campus community.
Dr. Baunach's project will involve a survey of LGBTQ students on their experiences
at Kennesaw State University. The survey will assess students' experiences in their
classes, in public campus areas, in residence halls and dorms, in campus clubs and
activities, with university offices, and in other areas. The project will yield rich
data to assess the climate for LGBTQ students at KSU, bringing attention to areas
of inclusive success and suggest areas for improvement.
Previous Faculty Fellows