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The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University

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Heller Diversity Initiative Mission Statement

The Heller School is a vibrant academic learning community of scholars, students and staff dedicated to creating a welcoming environment that builds and supports respectful dialogue across group and individual differences in every aspect of our work and social interactions. We seek to ensure a safe and inclusive environment in which community members respect and value the perspective and contribution of all others. In the pursuit of the Heller mission, Knowledge Advancing Social Justice, we are committed to diversity and equity in our research institutes, academic programs, policies, and community relationships.

The Heller School endorses a broad definition of diversity reflective of differences that include but are not limited to: age, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, culture, economic status and background, gender, sexual orientation and identity, religion, political views, academic background and interests, abilities, learning styles and pace, physical appearance, and individual personality.

Heller Diversity Committee

  • Anita Hill (Chair)
    Senior Advisor to the Provost and Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women's Studies
  • Brenda Anderson
    Senior Lecturer and Director, Heller MBA Program
  • Lisette Anzoategui, MA-SID/COEX '15
  • Diana Bowser
    Scientist, Lecturer and Director, MS Program in International Health Policy and Management
  • Mary Brooks, MA/SID '03
    Assistant Director, Students and Community Relations
  • Lynn Davis
    Assistant Dean, Admissions
  • Donna Einhorn
    Senior Program Coordinator
  • Ev Evnen, MBA/MPP '14
  • Marion Howard, MA/SID '04
    Associate Professor of the Practice and Associate Director, MA in Sustainable International Development
  • Ted Johnson
    Assistant Professor
  • Walter Leutz, PhD '81
    Associate Dean, Academic Personnel
  • Laurie Nsiah-Jeferson '80, PhD '06
    Senior Scientist and Senior Lecturer
  • Paula Paris, MMHS '79
  • Susan Parish
    Nancy Lurie Marks Professor of Disability Policy; Director, Lurie Institute for Disability Policy; and Associate Dean, Research
  • Stanley Wallack
    Professor and Executive Director, Schneider Institutes for Health Policy
  • Ebony Yarborough, MA-SID '15

Knowledge Advancing Social Justice

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