Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity > Advocacy > Presidential Fellows > Past Presidential Fellows
Amor Kohli, an associate professor and chair of the Department of African and Black Diaspora Studies, developed the foundation of a university-wide mentoring program for faculty from underrepresented groups. The goal of this program is to support the retention of underrepresented faculty.
Jacqueline Lazú, is an associate professor specializing in Latino and Caribbean literature and culture in the Department of Modern Languages. During her fellowship year, Dr. Lazú worked on a reparative history project and timeline that documents the role DePaul students, faculty, and staff played in Chicago civil rights history.
Christina Rivers, associate professor of political science, launched an intense effort for diverse faculty and students to form strong bonds through research and a post-prison higher education initiative. Her teaching and research interests include African-American politics and political thought, civil and voting rights law. Her current work is on mass incarceration, particularly felon disenfranchisement laws and prison-based gerrymanders.
Alyssa Westring, associate professor of management and entrepreneurship, evaluated DePaul’s culture to identify opportunities to enhance the engagement, retention, and career advancement for women and faculty of color. She teaches management courses with an emphasis on organizational behavior and career management. Westring's research focuses broadly on the interplay between work, family, and other life domains.