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Welcome to the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion aims to create and maintain an accessible, inclusive and supportive community for all who learn, work and teach in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) and OSU Extension at The Ohio State University. 

News

  1. Dr. Joyce Chen

    NPR Interviews Dr. Joyce Chen on the Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on the Careers of Women

    Nov 12, 2020

    Dr. Joyce Chen, an associate professor in the department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE), was recently interviewed by National Public Radio (NPR) about how the coronavirus pandemic had a direct impact on her career at the Ohio State University. She had been working on several research projects with the goal of becoming a full professor at Ohio State. However, she now wonders if her career will go in the direction that she had hoped now that the pandemic has caused her to pause her career in order to take care of the needs of her family.

  2. The Intersectionality of Blackness and Queerness: A Panel Discussion

    Oct 26, 2020

    Join us for a new panel entitled "The Intersectionality of Blackness and Queerness: A Panel Discussion." This event will take place on Wednesday, October 28th, 6:30-8:00PM EST and is free and open to the public.

  3. Dr. Kathy Lechman

    CFAES Appoints Dr. Kathy Lechman as Assistant Dean and Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Oct 6, 2020

    We are pleased to announce that Dr. Kathy Lechman has accepted an appointment and will return to CFAES to serve as our Assistant Dean and Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. As our former Assistant Dean, Dr. Lechman was successful in laying the groundwork to improve our DEI structure, and now brings new experiences and insights from her two years in the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity.