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All Faculty and Staff

2023-24 Griot Institute Advisory Committee

Faculty, staff and emeriti who help to guide the Griot's narrative:

  • Emma Banks, Assistant Professor of International Relations
  • Nicholas Brady, Assistant Professor of Critical Black studies
  • Jenn Brown, Assistant to the VP for Equity and Inclusive Excellence
  • Emmanual Cannady, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology
  • Margaret Cronin, Writing and Teaching Consultant
  • Rafe Dalleo, Professor of English
  • Cymone Fourshey, Carmen Gillespie Director of the Griot Institute, Professor of History and International Relations
  • Ninah Jackson, BSU Student Rep, Griot Intern
  • Michelle Lauver, Griot Institute Program Manager
  • Eddy Lopez, Assistant Professor of Studio Art
  • Elena Machado, Professor of English
  • Dustyn Martincich, Associate Professor of Theatre & Dance
  • Terri Norton, Associate Dean for Student Success and Strategic Initiatives and Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Cassie Osei, Assistant Professor of History
  • Meenakshi Ponnuswami, Associate Professor of English
  • Marcus Scales, Director of Multicultural Student Services
  • Jaye Austin Williams, Interim Chair and Assistant Professor of Critical Black Studies
  • Megan Wolleben, Associate Director of Career Marketing Strategy and Engagement