DEI has a new team of facilitators and educators, which includes:
Brandelyn Franks Flunder serves as Director and Program Coordinator for the Multicultural Engagement Center. Brandelyn graduated from UT in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and again in 2013 with a Master of Education from the Program in Higher Education Leadership with a focus in College and University Student Personnel Administration. She wishes to eventually pursue a terminal degree in Higher Education Administration with a focus on the efficacy of public charter school models in cultivating college readiness. A minimalist by nature, she believes that personal satisfaction is drawn from doing good; not because you will get public recognition for it, but simply because it is the right thing to do. In her limited spare time, she enjoys spending lazy Saturday mornings with her favorite three guys: her husband Travis and sons Tashun (11) and Trenton (2), reading for pleasure, and dreaming of ways to make her mark on the world.
As Education Coordinator at the UT Gender & Sexuality Center: Serving Women & LGBTQA Communities, Kristen Hogan creates, coordinates, and facilitates gender justice and LGBTQA+ justice workshops to make the UT Austin campus (and connected spaces in Austin) safer and more welcoming for women and LGBTQA people. Her workshop facilitation practice is informed by her experience with collaborative queer antiracist feminist organizing including practicing women’s and gender studies librarianship at UT Austin, teaching Women’s and Gender Studies at LSU and UT Austin, working at BookWoman in Austin, and co-managing the antiracist, trans-positive Toronto Women’s Bookstore. She is the author of a new book, The Feminist Bookstore Movement: Lesbian Antiracism and Feminist Accountability, coming out in March, 2016.
Tracie Lowe is a doctoral student in the Program in Higher Education Leadership at the University of Texas at Austin. She currently works as a graduate assistant in the Longhorn Center for Civic Engagement and will also be working with the Diversity Education Initiatives committee. Tracie holds a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master of Science in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education, both from Texas A&M University. Tracie formerly served as Assistant Director of Campus Relations and Programming for the First Scholars® program of the Suder Foundation where she developed retention programming for first-generation students at seven public four-year public universities across the nation. Her experiences also include work with first-year experience learning communities and student organization advising.
Richard J. Reddick is an Associate Professor of Educational Administration in the College of Education, with courtesy appointments in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS), and the Warfield Center of African and African American Studies (WCAAAS). Dr. Reddick is also a fellow with the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) and the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis (IUPRA), all at The University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on several areas: the experiences of Black faculty and faculty of color at predominantly White institutions; mentoring and developmental relationships between faculty and Black students; and work-life balance in academia. Reddick’s research has been published in the American Educational Research Journal and Harvard Educational Review, featured on NPR and the Associated Press, and he has co-authored and co-edited four scholarly books.