Unit Diversity Officers

Diversity Officers in schools across the university foster inclusive excellence for their faculty, staff and students. UB's Unit Diversity Officers include:

College of Arts and Sciences

Theresa McCarthy
Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence
Associate Professor, Transnational Studies

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Margarita Dubocovich 
Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
SUNY Distinguished Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology

Graduate School of Education

Raechele Pope
Associate Dean for Faculty and Student Affairs
Chief Diversity Officer

School of Architecture and Planning

Samina Raja
Associate Dean for Research and Inclusive Excellence (ADREIX)
Professor, Urban and Regional Planning

School of Dental Medicine

Dana Keblawi
Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
Clinical Assistant Professor, Restorative Dentistry

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Rajan Batta
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
SUNY Distinguished Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering

Letitia Thomas
Director for STEM Diversity Programs

School of Law

Tolu Odunsi    
Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Legal Skills Faculty

School of Management

Mary Ann Rogers   
Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusiveness
Clinical Professor, Organization and Human Resources

School of Nursing

Amy Hequembourg    
Chair of the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion
Associate Professor, School of Nursing 

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Kalpesh Desai    
Director of Diversity Initiatives
Senior Research Scientist, RetroDUR Office
School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacist Consultant, School of Dental Medicine

School of Public Health and Health Professions

Heather Orom   
Assistant Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Associate Professor, Community Health and Health Behavior

School of Social Work

Nadine Shaanta Murshid 
Interim Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 
Associate Professor, School of Social Work