Tobin Equity and Inclusion Task Force

About the Equity and Inclusion Task Force

The charge of the Equity and Inclusion Task force was to present a clear set of recommended strategies to improve the climate at the Tobin College of Business for faculty, staff, administrators, and students regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, and sexual orientation by January 2021.  Specific attention was given to proposing strategies to prevent any implicit and explicit forms of racism within the St. John’s community and to foster a more inclusive academic learning and working environment. These recommendations considered feasibility and scalability – and identify a timeline. 

  1. How can we embed values of equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in criteria for recruiting, retention and reward (i.e., in hiring, tenure, promotion, AFARs, etc.)? 
  2. What are the most effective ways to embed equity and inclusion values in the curriculum? How and what level? 
  3. How often should we provide implicit bias training for faculty, staff and administrators – specifically including P&B members?
  4. How can we ensure that all junior faculty are being properly mentored and evaluated at all levels (i.e., P&B, CPC, UPC)?
  5. How can we expand opportunities in the College for discussion and recourse when issues are identified?
  • Iris Mohr, Associate Professor, Marketing (Chair)
  • Sheila Russell, Asst. Dean – Staff/Administrators
  • Stephanie Shaw – Adjunct Faculty
  • VictoriaShoaf, Professor, Accounting
  • Jack Clarke, Professor, Law
  • MannyRusson, Associate Professor, Business Analytics
  • Yun Zhu, Associate Professor, Finance
  • Ingrid Fray, Associate Professor of the Practice, Management
  • Annette Hoffmann, Associate Professor, SRM
  • Mandisa Turner, Tobin Board of Advisors

At the Peter J. Tobin College of Business, we believe that all students deserve a high quality, fair, and transformational education.  Our core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion are inseparable from our academic mission and we are intentional about fostering and providing a sensitive, inclusive, respectful, and supportive learning environment for all Tobin students, staff, and faculty, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, ability, race, religion, or sexual orientation.