The Faculty Diversity Fellow(s) for the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (OEDI) will work primarily on research and/or action project of their own design which supports the goals of the EDI Strategic Plan and generally contributes to diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Brockport community. This is an opportunity to receive support to implement a project you believe will make a difference toward inclusive excellence at Brockport.

Faculty Diversity Fellow(s) Responsibilities include:

  • Faculty Diversity Fellow(s)-FDFs will meet jointly with the OEDI Team in person monthly
  • Provide a comprehensive review of project status towards the end of each semester, to OEDI staff and other faculty/staff as deemed appropriate.
  • Publish the results from the project through an appropriate and approved venue.


 Any tenured or tenure-line faculty, or full-time instructor/lecturer, is eligible to apply.


  • Understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Ability to work with a diverse, highly engaged team
  • Skills necessary to lead/implement your proposed project

Time Commitment

The Faculty Diversity Fellow(s) should be prepared to serve in this position for one year, with the option of a one-year extension at the discretion of the Chief Diversity Officer (CDO).


The Faculty Diversity Fellow(s) will receive a course release (fall and spring). A budget of up to $1,000/yr. will be provided for project expenses.


The application for the 2023-24 academic year is now closed.

Please provide the following information:

  • Contact information
  • A brief bio that includes prior experience in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (2 pages)
  • Proposed project with a timeline and expected outcomes. Examples of possible outcomes include peer-reviewed publication, a presentation, or a proposed change in policy/procedure (3-5 pages)
  • Letter from the department chair supporting the course release and highlighting EDI efforts in which you have engaged.


If you have any questions concerning the Faculty Diversity Fellow(s) position, please contact Damita Davis or call (585) 395-2024.

2023-24 Faculty Diversity Fellows

Jennifer Ratcliff

Dr. Jennifer J. Ratcliff

Dr. Jennifer J. Ratcliff, professor in the Department of Psychology, earned her PhD in Experimental Social Psychology from Ohio University and trained as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University. Her research centers on identifying antecedents to prejudice, discrimination, and stigma, as well as the impact of such stigma on minoritized individuals. More recently, she has examined evidence-based interventions for effectively combating prejudice and discrimination. Her website can be found at

As a Faculty Diversity Fellow, Dr. Ratcliff will be engaged in two related projects this year. First, she will investigate the effectiveness of a campus initiative (e.g., a media campaign), to promote inclusive behaviors among students. This portion of the project will be designed in response to the fall 2022 campus climate survey results, with additional data collected as needed. In the second portion of her project, Dr. Ratcliff will examine an experimental intervention designed to increase bystanders’ self-efficacy in confronting anti-transgender prejudice.

Michael Kramer

Dr. Michael Kramer

Dr. Michael J. Kramer,  associate professor in the Department of History, specializes in modern US cultural and intellectual history, transnational history, public and digital history, and cultural criticism. the author of The Republic of Rock: Music and Citizenship in the Sixties Counterculture (Oxford University Press, 2013), and the director of the Berkeley Folk Music Festival Project. Currently, he is working on two books: a study of technology in the US folk music revival from 1900 to the present and a history of the 1976 US Bicentennial celebration as well as a co-edited collection of countercultural critic Theodore Roszak’s selected essays. His website can be found at

Dr. Kramer is honored to coordinate the Fannie Barrier Williams Project through a Faculty Diversity Fellowship so that members of the campus, the local community, and anyone interested can explore the life, times, and multifaceted historical legacies of Fannie Barrier Williams in robust, multifaceted, and creative ways. For more about the project, visit