Welcome to the HHS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Science Consortium!

Many people know the feeling of being left out, ignored, and devalued, especially in settings where differences make people of unique or underrepresented identities vulnerable to poorer treatment. Hopefully, we also know what it can feel like to be embraced and included by others across lines of differences. People flourish when they feel included and valued, and falter when they feel excluded or marginalized. Inclusion also provides a means for averting problems due to differences—from interpersonal violence to structural inequities or political marginalization—and it engenders the conditions needed for diverse communities to flourish and all people to thrive.

It’s time that we bring that inclusion to center stage.

The College of Health and Human Science (HHS) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Science Consortium is a multidisciplinary research hub for scholars of diversity, equity, and inclusion science and scholars of diverse backgrounds. We represent a vibrant multidisciplinary team of scholars and supporters of DEI topics and concerns from across departments of the College of HHS and beyond. Our vision is to advance the knowledge, practices, and policies of diversity, equity, and inclusion based on rigorous science, and to elevate the broader relevance and impact of research in the area. The Consortium facilitates initiatives organized around three major objectives:

  1. Promote research collaborations related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  2. Enhance visibility and accessibility of diversity, equity, and inclusion science 
  3. Equip stakeholders with state-of-the-art diversity, equity, and inclusion research and implementation science knowledge and skills

As we progress and grow, the Consortium will be engaging with the local and national community through community talks and roundtables, news stories and interviews, newsletters, lectures, and more. 

We hope you become involved as a member! Membership is open to anyone affiliated with Purdue. Members will receive newsletters, event invitations, and opportunities to connect with colleagues with similar interests. We would love to have you be part of the team!

There are two pathways to being a member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Science Consortium. If at least some of your research is focused on topics relevant to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, we encourage you to sign up to be listed on our DEI Scholar Directory. This directory will help make it easier to promote your work and find collaborators for upcoming projects. If you are interested, please sign up here:

The second pathway is through signing up as a Supporting Member. If you are interested in DEI topics, want to be involved in the consortium, and/or are open to future collaborations for DEI-related projects and initiatives, please sign up as a Supporting Member here. You will also be listed on the website in a directory so others who may have similar interests may connect with you! 

Each survey link will also offer opportunities to provide suggestions for our upcoming events! If you have any questions or suggestions for future events but are not yet ready to become a member, please email us or let us know via this survey.

We look forward to your participation with us and look forward to hearing from you.

Drs. Franki Y. H. Kung and Kelly LeMaire (co-directors of consortium)

Dr. Margo Monteith (senior advisor of consortium; Associate Dean for DEI in HHS)


Dr. Franki Kung (fkung@purdue.edu) is an Assistant Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Purdue University. His interdisciplinary research generates knowledge to improve conflict management of individuals and organizations. Ongoing projects focus on transforming tensions in conflicts into synergy in multicultural spaces, developing better strategies for delivering critical feedback and negotiating, and identifying healthier approaches to manage personal goals and goal conflict. Lab website: www.conflictmindset.org.

Dr. Kelly LeMaire is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology and the Assistant Director of the Purdue Psychology Research and Treatment Clinics at Purdue University. She conducts, teaches, and supervises graduate students in multiculturally conscious and evidence-based interventions. She also conducts research on multicultural and diversity-related training and consultation teams, evidence-based treatments and adaptations for diverse populations, allyship, and prejudice reduction. 

Dr. Margo Monteith is a Distinguished Professor of Social Psychology at Purdue University. She also serves as HHS Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Her research interests concern stereotyping and prejudice (particularly involving implicit biases and prejudice reduction strategies), inequality and discrimination, and fostering positive intergroup relations and inclusion. Lab website:  https://monteithlab.wixsite.com/purdue

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