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
tm59@buffalo.edu

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Margarita Dubocovich 
Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
SUNY Distinguished Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology
mdubo@buffalo.edu

Graduate School of Education

Raechele Pope
Associate Dean for Faculty and Student Affairs
Chief Diversity Officer
rlpope@buffalo.edu

School of Architecture and Planning

Samina Raja
Associate Dean for Research and Inclusive Excellence (ADREIX)
Professor, Urban and Regional Planning
sraja@buffalo.edu

School of Dental Medicine

Dana Keblawi
Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
Clinical Assistant Professor, Restorative Dentistry
dqeblawi@buffalo.edu

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Rajan Batta
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
SUNY Distinguished Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering
batta@buffalo.edu

Letitia Thomas
Director for STEM Diversity Programs
lthomas@buffalo.edu

School of Law

Tolu Odunsi    
Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Legal Skills Faculty
tfodunsi@buffalo.edu

School of Management

Mary Ann Rogers   
Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusiveness
Clinical Professor, Organization and Human Resources
marogers@buffalo.edu

School of Nursing

Laura Anderson    
Faculty Chair of Inclusion & Diversity Task Force
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
lauraand@buffalo.edu

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
kalpeshd@buffalo.edu

School of Public Health and Health Professions

Heather Orom   
Assistant Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Associate Professor, Community Health and Health Behavior
horom@buffalo.edu

School of Social Work

Hilary Weaver
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 
Professor, School of Social Work
hweaver@buffalo.edu