Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity Committee 2017
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Diversity Committee (2017-2018)



The Mission of the CLAS Diversity and Inclusion Committee is to ensure a culturally conscious and inclusive environment among our administration, faculty, staff, and students. In our commitment to diversity and inclusion we evaluate, hold accountable, and serve as a resource for college departmental diversity committees. We aspire to be a voice for all members of CLAS to foster active dialogue and initiatives that promote the University’s commitment to an inclusive community.


The committee invites your ideas and suggestions, email clasdiversity@villanova.edu

The 12th Annual Praxis Award in Professional Ethics was presented to Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists for their series in the Daily News on corruption in the Philadelphia Police Department.

Catherine Kerrison is an associate professor of History.

In her new book, Catherine Kerrison, PhD, tells the stories of Martha and Maria Jefferson and Harriet Hemings. Harriet was Jefferson’s daughter from a longstanding relationship he maintained with his slave Sally Hemings.

The Latin American Studies program presents Danielle Brown, PhD, a Caribbean American ethnomusicologist who combines storytelling and song to examine life growing up in the West Indian enclave of East Flatbush, Brooklyn.