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Affinity Groups

ALAAMEA was originally formed in 2015 to "provide strategic advocacy to Asian, Latino, African American, Multi-Ethnic, and LGBTIQ faculty and staff," while also serving as a space for allies to these communities at Tulane. Although the ALAAMEA umbrella has expanded to include multiple other faculty and staff affinity groups, we retain the ALAAMEA name to honor and recognize the early ALAAMEA faculty and staff founders, leaders, and members who championed equity and justice work across our university.

We welcome the formation of new affinity groups. If you are interested in starting a faculty and staff affinity group underneath the ALAAMEA umbrella, please contact Anneliese Singh and Carolyn Barber-Pierre.

Our current Faculty and Staff affinity groups underneath the ALAAMEA umbrella include the following:

Asian/Pacific Islander Faculty and Staff ▾
Asian/Pacific Islander Faculty and Staff Affinity Group Facilitator

Anneliese Singh

Anneliese Singh

Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Chief Diversity Officer

Black Faculty and Staff ▾
Black Faculty and Staff Affinity Group Facilitators

Sienna Abdulahad

Sienna Abdulahad

Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs

Michael Cunningham

Michael Cunningham

Professor and Associate Provost for Graduate Studies and Research

Tiye Jones

Tiye Jones

Program Manager for Academic Community Engagement, Center for Public Service

Robert Westley

Robert Westley

LOCHEF Professor of Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility, School of Law

Chinese Faculty and Staff ▾
Chinese Faculty and Staff Affinity Group Facilitators

Dr. Yi-ping Chen

Yi-ping Chen

Chair in Cell and Molecular Biology and Professor
The John L. and Mary Wright Ebaugh Chair in Science and Engineering

Tony Hu

Tony Hu

Weatherhead Presidential Chair in Biotechnology Innovation
Director, Center of Cellular and Molecular Diagnosis, School of Medicine

Shusheng Wang

Shusheng Wang

Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology, School of Science & Engineering

 

Dr. Yu-ping Wang

Professor of Biomedical Engineering, School of Science & Engineering

Uptown campus representatives:
Dr. Xin Jiang
Dr. Xiang Ji

Downtown campus representatives:
Dr. Lu Qi
Dr. Hong Liu

Primate center representative:
Dr. Xuebin Qin

Advising board members:
Dr. Hua Lu
Dr. Xiao-ming Yin
Dr. Xiaojin Chen
Dr. Hua He
Dr. Hongbin Liu
Dr. Hong-wen Deng

Faculty and Staff Living with Disabilities ▾
Faculty and Staff Living with Disabilities Affinity Group Facilitators

Ben Brubaker

Benji Brubaker

Program Manager, Center for Public Service

Cathy Lazarus

Cathy Lazarus

Associate Dean for Student Affairs & Records

Jane Pinzino

Jane Pinzino

Librarian III

 

Indigenous Faculty and Staff ▾
Indigenous Faculty and Staff Affinity Group Facilitators

Joseph Bull

Joseph Bull

John and Elsie Martinez Biomedical Engineering Chair
Associate Dean of Research, Faculty Affairs and Graduate Studies, School of Science and Engineering

Judith Maxwell

Judith Maxwell

Professor of Anthropology, School of Liberal Arts

Latinx Faculty and Staff ▾
Latinx Faculty and Staff Affinity Group Facilitators

Eddy Cruz

Eddy Cruz

Assistant Dean and Executive Director, Newcomb-Tulane College Career Services

Geraldine Neville

Geraldine Neville

Senior Administrative Program Coordinator, Global Environmental Health Science

Gabe Christian-Sola

Gabe Christian-Sola

Senior Program Coordinator for Student Engagement, Newcomb-Tulane College

 

LGBTQ+ Faculty and Staff ▾
LGBTQ+ Faculty and Staff Affinity Group Facilitator

Petey Peterson

Petey Peterson

Director, Office of Gender and Sexual Diversity

White Anti-Racist Learning Community ▾
White Anti-Racist Learning Community Affinity Group Facilitators

Ben Brubaker

Benji Brubaker

Program Manager, Center for Public Service

Petey Peterson

Petey Peterson

Director, Office of Gender and Sexual Diversity