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Spring 2021 Grant Winners Announced

Congratulations to our Spring 2021 grantees! These faculty and staff have received support from the Division of Diversity and Engagement for the following projects:

Principal Investigator Project Title
Courtney Cronley, Associate Professor, College of Social Work Racial Disparities in Evictions: Building A Community Dashboard to Promote Transparency and Housing Justice
Carmen Foster, Assistant Professor of Practice, College of Social Work Accessing the Impact of Race-based Trauma on the Mental Health of Black Social Work Providers
Rebecca Trout Fryxell, Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology Celebrating a Diverse and Inclusive STEM Discipline with an Engaging Lunch-and-Learn Series
Mustafa Oz, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Media Discussing Systemic Racism On Social Media Platforms
Jessica Jones, Assistant Professor, Department of Management and Entrepreneurship Latino Immigrant Business Owners: Knox County as a New Destination

Principal Investigator Project Title
Catherine Shteynberg, Assistant Director, McClung Museum Student and community exhibition space at the McClung Museum
Erica Mitchell, Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Psychology Evaluating the Effectiveness of an Online Relationship Education Program for Low-Income Couples
Laura Bryant, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Office of Title IX VOLS HELP ALL: Creating Care Packages for Survivors of Sexual Violence
Megan Haselschwerdt, Associate Professor, Child and Family Studies The Child & Family Studies’ Learning, Educating, Advocating, and Doing (LEAD) Seminar Series & Furthering our Commitment to Intercultural Humility
Jay Price, Sustainability Manager, Office of Sustainability Evaluating the Foodscape of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville: Food Waste & Food Insecurity in a Southeastern College Campus

Principal Investigator Project Title
Meghan Conley, Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Sociology Documenting Immigrant Detention in Knox County, TN
Jennifer Tsuruda, Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology “Bee” Diverse and Inclusive: Sharing Science-based Knowledge of Pollinators
Kelly Martin, Assistant Professor of Practice, College of Social Work The Equity Academy
Suzy Prentiss, Lecturer, Haslam College of Business Infusing the equity-mindedness framework throughout HIHE courses and beyond