CHS Diversity and Inclusion Mission Statement


In the College of Health Sciences, we believe that diversity and inclusion are key drivers of academic excellence, impactful research, and proficient practice. We are committed to developing and implementing strategies to recruit and retain highly qualified students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, and nurture an inclusive environment with a sense of belonging and engagement. As a leader in health sciences training, it is our mission to train and mentor future clinicians and scientists who understand and appreciate diversity and have the cultural competence to interact effectively in a diversifying nation and world.

The CHS Health Sciences Summer Camp is among 50 programs receiving the 2019 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. Read more about winning this diversity award here.

CHS Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Alyssa Benjamin – Program Coordinator, Pipeline/Affinity Programs, Deans Office Team

Subhasis (Sam) Biswas – Professor, Medical Laboratory Sciences representative

Amanda Boone – Human Resources Manager, Deans Office Team

Kimberly DeShields – Human Resources Generalist, Deans Office Team

Sharon Dudley-Brown – School of Nursing representative

Giovanna Morini – Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders

Kelebogile Setiloane – Clinical Instructor, Behavioral Health and Nutrition representative

Megan Wenner – Assistant Professor, KAAP representative

Samuel Wilson – Chief Business Officer, Deans Office Team

Daniel White – Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy representative 

Dr. Regina Wright – Associate Dean for Diversity, Deans Office Team


CHS Diversity Quality Review
Diversity and Inclusion Registered Student Organizations
  • Minority Association of Pre-medical Students (MAPS)
  • Multicultural Student Nursing Organization
  • Men in Nursing
UD Related Resources

Related Resources

Dr. Regina Wright
Associate Dean for Diversity

Dr. Regina Wright joined the Dean’s Office Team as the Associate Dean for Diversity in June of 2016. She splits this role with her work as a faculty member in the School of Nursing. As an alumna of the University of Delaware, she is very passionate about promoting diversity and inclusion in the College of Health Sciences and the greater university. Dr. Wright also serves as Chief Diversity Advocate and UD Advance Fellow for the College of Health Sciences.

Anti-Racism Resources and Tools


Resources for Supervisors
Suggested Books and Readings
  • How to be an Anti-Racist
    Ibram X. Kendi
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
    Robin DiAngelo
  • Dear White America
    Tim Wise 
  • Between the World and Me
    Ta-’Nehesi Coates
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
    Michelle Alexander
Suggested Books and Readings for Youth
  • All American Boys
    Jason Reynolds and Brandon Kiely
  • How It Went Down
    Kekla Magoon
  • Black Lives Matter 
    Sue Bradford Edwards and Duchess Harris
  • Stamped: Racism, Anti Racism, and You
    Jason Reynolds 
Mental Health Resources
Movies/Documentaries/TV shows/Series
Netflix Hulu Amazon Prime
13th Detroit The Hate U Give
When They See Us Boycott Selma
American Son 3 ½ minutes, 10 Bullets Hidden Figures
See You Yesterday The Tuskegee Airmen  Loving
All Day and a Night Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am Moonlight
Dear White People The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Malcolm X The Untold Story of Emmitt Till
LA 92 The Black Panthers
I Am Not Your Negro 
Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Other Movies: Just Mercy, Fruitvale Station, The Butler 

Other Helpful Resources
External Organizations

Breaking Bread in Unity 

Employee Health & Wellbeing has started a new cooking show called Breaking Bread in Unity. They are hoping to (virtually) bring the UD community together through food. Any UD employee can sign up to be a co-host with our own Chef Jen and teach other UD employees about their culture and the significance of the dish in their life. The show will air every 2 weeks, with recipes included so you can follow along! We are hoping to gain interests from all cultures to learn about our diverse UD Community.

If you are interested in cooking along with Chef Jen, or simply submitting a recipe for her to cook, please complete the form by clicking the link below. Questions about this form or the process? Email Chef Jen directly at jmuzzi@udel.edu

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