Faculty and Staff Resources
Saint Joseph's offers a number of diversity, equity and inclusion resources for faculty and staff, including training and research opportunities. If you would like to suggest a resource to add to this page or if you have any questions about the information below, please contact us.
The Alliance is a volunteer committee of faculty, staff, students and administrators who support education, tolerance, dialogue and mutual respect around the complex issues of human sexuality and sexual orientation within the context of the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and our mission as a Jesuit, Catholic University.
Trans-Inclusion Working Group
Under the Provost Advisory Council of Inclusion and Diversity, The Trans-Inclusion Working Group (TIWG) convenes to address the needs of gender non-conforming campus members.
Safe Zone Training
Safe Zone Training raises awareness of the LGBTQIA+ community through the lens of the ally. It is open to all students, faculty and staff at the University.
Useful Links and Resources
Training and Research
Standardized DEI training for faculty and staff job searches ensures fair and equitable hiring. The training is conducted by the Center for Inclusion and Diversity in partnership with the Office of Human Resources and outlines clear strategies for drafting a position description that is inclusive and clear, diversifying the applicant pool and addressing implicit bias throughout the hiring process.
Across disciplines, faculty research addresses diverse and inclusive topics, or they teach courses incorporating these important topics. A sampling includes:
- Susan Liebell, Ph.D., associate professor of political science, is exploring the connection between gun violence and domestic violence, particularly looking to find out more about how guns affect women in particular.
- Teacher quality and the black-white achievement gap has been a topic of exploration for Aubrey Wang, Ph.D., professor of educational leadership. Her co-authored case studies have been widely cited and she has researched effective practices in urban schools as well as factors for educational success in language learning.
- Aisha Lockridge, Ph.D., associate professor of English, published a monograph Tipping on a Tightrope: Divas in African American Literature, that traces the trajectory of the Diva figure in African American literature. She is currently working on a book-length project about the transformation of the Magical Negress figure in Black literature and popular culture.
Individuals of All Abilities
The University is committed to ensuring all community members have equal access to all campus programs, services, activities, employment and other opportunities. The resources below are devoted to enhancing the campus environment and experiences for individuals of all abilities.
Saint Joseph's offers numerous opportunities to support faculty and staff and other community members of all faiths. As a University, we believe in encouraging all to practice their own faith as they so choose.
The Office of Teaching and Learning sponsors faculty-focused programs and promotes teaching workshops in which faculty can reflect on their pedagogy and learn from their colleagues’ experiences and diversity of expertise.
Preventing Harm Through Bystander Intervention sessions address concepts and skills to help all members of our community step in to help prevent potential moments of harm on our campus. It explores the perception versus the reality of college life and provides techniques to intervene in situations involving substance use, bias-related incidents, relationship issues, sexual misconduct and mental health concerns.
The Campus Climate Study informs our understanding of the current state of equity and inclusion in the learning, working and living environment for students, faculty and staff.
The Inclusion Resource Guide features a listing of employers who are committed to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at Saint Joseph’s. It was created by the Career Center on behalf of their employer partners.
- Regional Organizations
- Professional Associations