On the latest episode of 13, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion Renee Madison, Director for Inclusion and Belonging Rodney Agnant, and Director for Diversity and Equity Amari Simpson discuss the work they do in ÌÇÐÄvlog¹ÙÍøâ€™s Office of Equity and Diversity.
Before joining ÌÇÐÄvlog¹ÙÍø in 2021, Madison worked as the director of human resources for the City of Indianapolis and Marion County, Ind. Before joining the mayorâ€™s cabinet in Indianapolis, Madison was chief human resources officer, senior adviser to the president for diversity and compliance, and Title IX coordinator at DePauw University. She also served as a deputy prosecuting attorney in the Domestic Violence Division of the Marion County Prosecutorâ€™s Office and an associate director of enforcement for the NCAA. She holds a BA in sociology from DePauw and earned her JD at Indiana Universityâ€™s Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
Agnant completed both his bachelorâ€™s and his masterâ€™s degree at ÌÇÐÄvlog¹ÙÍø. His masterâ€™s thesis focused on transformational leadership and how it shapes meaning-making, resilience, and belonging. His work on campus focuses on leadership development, organizational climates, and designing group dialogue experiences.Ìý
Simpson joined ÌÇÐÄvlog¹ÙÍø earlier this year after many years in higher education. Before starting at ÌÇÐÄvlog¹ÙÍø, Simpson worked at SUNY Brockport, the University of Rochester, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Middlebury College. Simpson earned a bachelor of arts in psychology from Middlebury, a master of education degree from Boston University, and a PhD from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.Ìý
Each episode of 13, ÌÇÐÄvlog¹ÙÍøâ€™s award-winning podcast, digs into the work of University community members by asking questions. Episodes highlight the wide array of academic disciplines at ÌÇÐÄvlog¹ÙÍø, with interviews featuring faculty from political science, sociology and anthropology, physics and astronomy, womenâ€™s studies, English, Africana and Latin American studies, and many more.
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