Mason Korea Faculty Recognized for Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

A group of Mason Korea faculty members have been recognized by Mason’s Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning for their exceptional contributions to the university's Anti-Racist and Inclusive Teaching (ARIT) initiatives in the 2022-2023 academic year. 

Working in collaboration with the Anti-Racist and Inclusive Excellence (ARIE) Task Force, the Office of Community Engaged and Civic Learning (which houses the QEP for Transformative Education through Anti-Racist Community Engagement), and various colleges and schools at Mason, the Stearns Center approved and provided funding to support efforts recommended by the Curriculum and Pedagogy Committee. 

Six faculty members who constitute Mason Korea's DEI Faculty Learning Community are among the first recipients of the 2022-2023 ARIT Grant. This distinguished cohort includes Shannon Davis (Principal Investigator), Kimberlie Fair, Hyunjin Deborah Kwak, Eunhee Seo, James Brian Colchao, and Kent Zimmerman.

Further, Mason Korea's computer game design faculty, John David McGrew (Principal Investigator) and John P. Doran, were also honored with the Spring 2023 Capacity-Enhancing ARIT Mini-Grant for their work on the "Game Design and Digital Art Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Online Resource & Exhibition." These mini-grants aim to elevate the university's anti-racist and inclusive teaching initiatives by supporting ongoing projects.

Lastly, Eunmee Lee, a faculty member in Mason Korea’s English for academic purposes program, has been acknowledged as a 2022-2023 ARIT Campus Champion. The ARIT Campus Champions represent an ever-growing network of change agents within the teaching and learning landscape.