Diversity in CHBS
The James Madison University College of Health and Behavioral Studies’ Diversity Council is committed to facilitating diversity among CHBS faculty, staff and students. The mission of the Council is to promote inclusiveness within the College by removing the barriers which prevent the full participation of all individuals and groups including, but not limited to, race, gender, ethnicity, culture and nationality, sexual orientation, disabilities, socio-economic background, or religion. CHBS is committed to preparing future leaders and enlightened individuals who have been educated in environments that are enhanced through diversity and who are committed to the belief that all people are enriched by the diversity within our communities. To this end, we will increase awareness of the merits of diversity through educational events, ensure that our curricula address diversity and provide a supportive environment that celebrates diversity.
Diversity Council Members
|Communication Sciences and Disorders||Christina Kuo|
|Health Sciences||Amy Russell|
|Social Work||Karen Myers|
|Associate Dean||*Rhonda Zingraff
|IIHHS Representatives||Emily Akerson|
- 2nd Annual Black Women in Academia Conference
- International Week
- Madison Caucus for Gender Equality: Dominion Lecture Series
- Deep Impact Programming - Fall 2016
- Day in the life of the impoverished: JMU's IIHHS hosts simulation
- Doctoral students Jason Cha, Patrick Kenny, Bridget Smith, and Chad Doerr are implementing an Intercultural Dialog program with undergraduate students involved in the Madison International learning community and International Study Center.
- In March 2016, Linda L Sobel RN, PhD, Associate Professor of Nursing was selected to receive recognition as the Instructional Faculty winner of the 2016 Diversity Enhancement Award Program.
- BCCW Making a Change in Health Care: Since 2002, JMU's Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services (IIHHS) has offered the Building Cultural Competency Workshop (BCCW) two or three times a semester to provide a forum for participants across health professions to discuss personal, professional and institutional dynamics that influence the quality of patient care and interactions with colleagues.
- Center for Multicultural Student Services
- Academic Affairs - Diversity Resources
- To enhance health and behavioral health scholarship, visit: http://www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/browse.aspx?lvl=3&lvlid=25
- To explore cross-disciplinary studies on diverse cultures and populations, visit: http://www.jmu.edu/cds/
View a full-size copy of the Diversity Council Resolution
The most recent summary of first majors with declarations by race and ethnicity provided may be reviewed here: http://www.jmu.edu/instresrch/statsum/2015-16/T3-10_2015.pdf.
The most recent summary of first majors clustered by college, with declarations by gender provided, may be reviewed here: http://www.jmu.edu/instresrch/statsum/2015-16/T3-12_2015.pdf.
JMU’s international student population listed by country of origin is summarized here: http://www.jmu.edu/instresrch/statsum/2015-16/T2-27_2015.pdf.
Ethnicity, sex and tenure status of full-time faculty, displayed by college, may be reviewed here: http://www.jmu.edu/instresrch/statsum/2015-16/T4-6_2015.pdf.