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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. 


  1. DEI Faculty and Staff Spotlight: Dr. Melvin Pascall

    Mar 1, 2021

    This month's DEI Faculty and Staff Spotlight features Dr. Melvin Pascall who is a professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology (FST). Dr. Pascall currently serves as a member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee in FST. He has also served on the CFAES DEI Committee from 2015 to 2017 and the Promotion and Tenure (P&T) Committee at the departmental level where he was the Procedure Oversight Designee (POD) during 2018.

  2. portrait of Amber Cleggett

    DEI Student Spotlight: Amber Cleggett

    Mar 1, 2021

    For the March DEI Student Spotlight we are featuring Amber Cleggett who is an undergraduate student majoring in Animal Sciences and minoring in History. Amber is also the treasurer of the Ohio State chapter of MANRRS. 

    What’s your field of study? 
    I am majoring in Animal Sciences with a specialization in Biosciences and am minoring in History. 

  3. New Study on Implicit Bias in Student Evaluations of Instruction

    Feb 19, 2021

    A growing body of research documents systematic differences in how students evaluate college instructors, with women, non-native English speakers, and minorities receiving systematically lower ratings. The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of utilizing modified introductory language to mitigate implicit bias in student evaluations of instruction.