The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences’ Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CEHHS DEI) welcomes Megan Haselschwerdt, associate professor in Child and Family Studies, as the 2022-23 CEHHS DEI Faculty Fellow. Megan is an inaugural member of the CEHHS DEI Advisory Board.
Along with her research team of graduate and undergraduate students and faculty collaborators, Megan studies intimate partner violence (IPV) from the perspective of adults, children exposed to violence in their family of origin, and social service providers working with adult survivors and children. Megan teaches courses on child and family diversity, child and family stress, family theories, and qualitative research methods. She is currently the inaugural chair of the Child and Family Studies’ Diversity Action Committee.
The CEHHS DEI Faculty Fellow is expected to complete a range of professional development experiences to enhance their expertise and skills, facilitating future efforts to make substantive contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in CEHHS and the university. This position is intended to build leadership skills, to make faculty fellows more effective in their current position, to enhance their impact on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to explore interest in becoming an administrative leader in the future. The responsibilities planned for each fellow vary annually according to the unique strengths of each fellow, their specific developmental needs, and the needs of the CEHHS and the DEI office. The CEHHS DEI Faculty Fellow works collaboratively with the DEI director, dean, faculty, staff, students, and the community as needed.
- Create a CEHHS DEI Faculty Fellow Individual Development Plan
- Complete an Individual Development Plan and review with the DEI director and Dean of CEHHS for approval
- Assist in implementation of CEHHS Diversity Action Plan (DAP) initiatives that promote faculty inclusion initiatives
- Plan and schedule programs/initiatives
- Assist in (re)development and implementation of mentoring program for faculty with underrepresented identities
Haselschwerdt will succeed Jennifer Jabson Tree, who served as the inaugural CEHHS DEI Faculty Fellow.
Through its eight departments and 12 centers, the UT Knoxville College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences enhances the quality of life for all through research, outreach, and practice. Find out more at cehhs.utk.edu