Diversity Fund Committee

Committee of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences and Engineering

MEMBERSHIP: 2021-2022

Term: Three (3) years

Name and Link to
Directory Listing

Rank, Department


Barahal, Susan

Senior Lecturer, Education


Khubchandani, Kareem

Assistant Professor, Theatre, Dance, & Performance Studies


Loh, Penn

Senior Lecturer, Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning


Lowe, Carmen

(Designee for Dean of School of Arts and Sciences)

Dean of Undergraduate Studies, School of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineering


Okoudjou, Kasso

Professor, Mathematics


Sevigny, briana

(Designee for Dean of Student Affairs)

Director of Community Standards


Shakespeare, Rebecca

Lecturer, Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning


Short, Elaine

Assistant Professor, Computer Science


Swan, Chris

(Designee for Dean of the School of Engineering)

Associate Professor, Dean of Undergraduate Education, School of Engineering


Sullivan, Erin +

Secretary of the Faculty, School of Arts and Sciences & School of Engineering


* Chair/Co-Chair
+ ex-officio/non-voting

The Diversity Fund is intended to support proposals from faculty, staff, or faculty/staff collaborating with students that focus on issues related to social justice, diversity, and campus social climate that will enhance our campus community in lasting ways.

View this committee's workload obligations.


Diversity Fund applications are accepted five times a year:

  • Thursday, September 23, 2021 (for fall 2021 events)
  • Thursday, November 18, 2021 (for spring 2022 events)
  • Thursday, February 3, 2022 (for spring 2022 events)
  • Thursday, March 24, 2022 (for spring/summer 2022 events)
  • Thursday, May 12, 2022 (for fall 2022 events)

To apply, download the Diversity Fund Application and email it to asediversityfund@tufts.edu

The Diversity Fund usually does not fund requests for more than $5,000; awards in the $2,000 range or under are more typical.

The committee looks forward to receiving creative ideas that will enhance our campus community in lasting ways. If you have questions in anticipation of funding deadlines, please contact Erin Sullivan (Secretary of the Faculty for AS&E), or Kendra Clifton (Administrative Assistant) at: asediversityfund@tufts.edu.

Tips for submitting a successful application

Information about diversity initiatives