Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

A diverse group of young woman at the University of MarylandThe Department of Biology at the University of Maryland College Park values the diverse identities of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni. We appreciate each departmental member for their unique contributions, abilities, and perspectives. We aspire to have our department reflect the diversity of the broader community. By embracing our diversity, we can better support each other in our mission to educate our students and conduct transformative research.

The Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is developing a list of goals for the department to consider to improve diversity, equity and inclusion. Please reach out to members of the committee if you have ideas or suggestions for these goals.


DEI Resources Supporting Student Research

Get Involved in Undergraduate Research

DEI Undergraduate Resources

Apply to Graduate school

DEI Graduate Student Resources

Postdoctoral Resources

Scientific Communities Supporting DEI


Department of Biology DEI Committee

Dan Butts, Associate Professor

Nick Fletcher, Lecturer

Jennie Gouker, Program Manager of Student Affairs

Steven Kuba, HR Manager

Sarah Lee, Senior Lecturer

Chan Lin, Lecturer

Matheus Macedo Lima, Post-Doctoral Associate

Taylor McCall, HR Coordinator

Kevin Quinteros, Post-Doctoral Associate

Justin Van Goor, Post-Doctoral Associate

Campus Incident Reporting

One male and two female UMD students wearing Maryland sweatshirts.If you have been subjected to, or have witnessed, improper behavior or some other kind of incident, please file a report directly with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion or (as appropriate) with one of the other offices listed below. 

UMD Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Phone: 301-405-3555
Email: biassupport@umd.edu
Hate Bias: diversity.umd.edu/bias
UMD Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct (OCRSM)
Phone: 301-405-1142
Email: titleixcoordinator@umd.edu
UMD Office of Student Conduct
Phone: 301-314-8204

UMD Academic Integrity Referral Form
​UMD Ombudsman Office
UMD ​Disability Issues Commission
UMD LGBT Equity Center

Campus Resources

Accessibility and Disability Service
Faculty Affairs Resources
Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy
Staff Resources                                                                                                  
CMNS Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council