Kerry Ann Rockquemore, PhD
President and CEO
Kerry Ann Rockquemore, PhD, is President and CEO of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity. Her scholarship has focused on interracial families, biracial identity, and the politics of racial categorization. She is author of two important books: Beyond Black
and Raising Biracial Children
, as well as over two dozen articles and book chapters on multiracial youth. After Dr. Rockquemore became a tenured professor, her focus shifted to improving conditions for pre-tenure faculty by creating supportive communities for writing productivity and work/life balance. Her award-winning work with under-represented faculty led to the publication of her most recent book: The Black Academic's Guide to Winning Tenure Without Losing Your Soul
. Dr. Rockquemore provides workshops for faculty at colleges across the U.S., writes an advice column for Inside Higher Ed
, and works with a select group of faculty each semester in the Faculty Success Program
. Download Dr. Rockquemore's CV here
Vice President of Institutional Relations
William Haupricht is Vice-President of Institutional Relations at the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
. William brings 15 years of consulting experience to the NCFDD and is responsible for developing and supporting institutional clients.
If you would like to discuss an institutional membership, please contact him at William@FacultyDiversity.org
Director of Operations
Mason Anthony oversees all of
the day-to-day operations of the NCFDD. She works closely with all team members and all
areas of the organization to provide an amazing experience
for all of our members. She brings a background in management and
leadership development to the NCFDD.
If you have any questions for Mason, please
contact her at Mason@FacultyDiversity.org.
|Allison Van Buren|
Member Relations Coordinator
Allison Van Buren
manages NCFDD communications including the Monday Motivator and Monthly
Newsletter, creates promotional materials, and provides administrative support
for members. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State
University and brings a background in marketing, communications and membership
management to NCFDD.
If you have
questions about NCFDD communications or your NCFDD membership, please contact
Allison at Allison@FacultyDiversity.org.
Campus Workshop Coordinator
Ruben Jimenez coordinates all campus workshops for the NCFDD. He is also the primary administrative contact for the Faculty Success Program. Ruben brings a background in organizational management, university administration, and event logistics to the NCFDD.
If you have any questions regarding campus workshops, please contact Ruben at Ruben@FacultyDiversity.org
|Michelle Rivera-Clonch, PhD|
Faculty Success Program Administrator
Michelle Rivera-Clonch, PhD,
comes to the NCFDD from Antioch College where she was the founding faculty
member of their interdisciplinary undergraduate Psychology Program. She has years of experience in higher
education including her appointments as the Director of the Women’s Center and
Women’s Programs at Western Carolina University and as Assistant Director of
Counseling and Psychological Services at Rollins College. She has conducted in
depth psychological and participatory research in Southeast Asia on
decolonizing psychological practices, global north and global south
relationships, and women activists’ peace-building processes. Her current
research projects involve non-violent social movements and women’s
collaborative leadership theories and praxes. Michelle also serves as a Faculty
Success Program Coach.
If you have any questions regarding the Faculty
Success Program, please contact Michelle at Michelle@FacultyDiversity.org
Badia Sahar Ahad, PhD
Badia Sahar Ahad, PhD, is Associate Professor of English and Director of Undergraduate Programs in English at Loyola University Chicago and is the author of Freud Upside Down: African-American Literature and Psychoanalytic Culture (U of Illinois Press, 2010). Her areas of specialization are post-World War II African American literature, cultural studies, the history of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic theory. Currently, Badia is a Faculty Success Program Coach as well as the NCFDD’s Training Director.
Rick Patterson, CPA
Rick Patterson, CPA, handles all financial tasks related to NCFDD operations. This includes recordkeeping, reporting, and payment processing. Rick brings with him over 20 years of experience as a certified Public Accountant working with clients in various for-profit and non-profit industries to the NCFDD.
Mindi Thompson, PhD, HSP
Faculty Success Program Head Coach
Mindi Thompson, PhD, HSP, is an Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology at The University of Wisconsin-Madison and a licensed and registered Health Service Psychologist. Applications of her research agenda occur within two primary domains: (1) vocational and educational development and (2) mental health and psychotherapy. Specifically, she attends to interpersonal and systemic factors (e.g., experiences with oppression, access to resources, unemployment) that contribute to mental health and career development among individuals from diverse and underrepresented groups. Mindi is a Faculty Success Program Coach as well as the Head Coach.