Diversity & Inclusion

Guided by our Jesuit ideals and social justice mission, we strive to foster a culture that is diverse, inclusive, and equitable. The Lynch School functions as a tight-knit community where students, faculty, and staff feel welcome and enjoy equal access to resources and opportunities.

Care and compassion characterize our teaching and mentorship, and we actively apply research to disrupt the oppressive forces that marginalize. Through our curriculum, placements, programs, and service trips, students learn how to apply culturally sensitive practices that empower diverse populations to thrive.

The architecture of diversity and difference enables us as faculty to advance a broader, richer, and deeper understanding of how professionals in education and applied psychology can create a more just and compassionate world. Our diverse identities and experiences shape our inquiries and the meaning we make of our conclusions, allowing us to compose a more complete understanding of the public good.
Ana M. Martínez Alemán, Associate Dean for Faculty

Meet Our Faculty

Lynch School faculty and graduate students examine the issues challenging diversity, inclusion, and justice across America and throughout the world. Read more about their work.

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Janet Helms

Race & Culture

Janet Helms

Renowned author of a major text in social justice curriculums around the country, Helms is the Augustus Long Professor and directs the Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture.

Positive Mentoring

Belle Liang

Advance psychology through rigorous research and social justice—that’s the driving mission behind Belle Liang’s Youth Mentoring & Purpose Lab, a research and outreach hub.

Race, culture, & gender

Ana M. Martínez Alemán

As a critical theorist and researcher, Ana Martinez-Aleman focuses on the ways in which colleges and universities can become equitable educational spaces.

Donovan Scholars

As part of the intensive one-year M.Ed. program, Donovan Urban Teaching Scholars learn to flourish as K–12 teachers in urban schools. The curriculum prioritizes critical inquiry, social justice education, and community building.

Learn more about the program