EDI Staff Committee

Vision

To elevate and amplify staff voices across the PSD units, build community, and help cultivate a sense of belonging for staff and other PSD constituents.

Mission

To create long-lasting and sustainable infrastructure to address staff needs in the PSD that will exist and operate beyond the tenure of appointed PSD leadership.

Goals

EDISC supports PSD EDI goals to: create opportunities for staff recognition, ensure transparency in leadership communications, and support equitable treatment and opportunities for staff members. Additional efforts involve promoting and supporting the needs of various communities and affinity groups.

Programs

Programming fosters a Division where people feel supported, valued, and respected as individuals with diverse beliefs and perspectives.

  • Quarterly Staff Coffee Hours facilitate connections among staff members
  • An all-staff, division-wide holiday lunch contributes to community building among staff across units
  • The annual Staff Awards ceremony recognizes outstanding and valuable contributions to EDI by PSD staff
  • Members also mobilize PSD wellness initiatives. During the Spring 2020 stay-at-home orders, EDISC members contributed to: staff and student wellness check-ins, Zoom social hours, blog posts for wellness strategies, phone check-ins between staff and students, and advocacy for compassionate leadership on campus and the South Side

Join

If you are a PSD staff member who is interseted in joining EDISC, please send a note of inquiry. Meetings are held monthly. Please review the EDISC Handbook if you are interseted.  


Brent Barker

Teaching Support Manager for Undergraduate Labs, Astronomy & Astrophysics
bbarkeruchicago.edu
T: (773) 702-8323


Trudy Beabrun

Trudy Beaubrun

Department Manager, Chemistry
tbeaubrun@uchicago.edu
T: (773) 834-1106


Cosmos Ray Boekell

Director of Computer Science Instructional Laboratory (CSIL), Computer Science
cboekell@uchicago.edu
T: (773) 834-1947


Neli Fanning

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Director, Physical Sciences Division
nelifanning@uchicago.edu
T: (773) 834-3748


Susan Hearth

Divisional Administrator, Physical Sciences Division
skphearth@uchicago.edu
T: (773) 702-1832


Amy Keating

Assistant Director of Development, Physical Sciences Division
atkeating@uchicago.edu
T: (773) 834-1770


Maureen McMahon

Maureen McMahon

Communications Specialist, Physical Sciences Division
farleymr@uchicago.edu
T: (773) 834-5501


Jamie Palmieri-Guy

Jamie Palmieri-Guy

Financial Administrator, Physical Sciences Division
Jamie_pg@uchicago.edu
T: (773) 702-9008


Shirley Proby

Associate Dean of Students for Registration & Financial Aid, Physical Sciences Division
sproby@uchicago.edu
T: (773) 702-8789


Keisha Prowoznik

Admissions & Student Affairs Specialist, Statistics
kprowoznik@galton.uchicago.edu
T: (773) 702-0541


Laura Rigazzi

Associate Dean of Students for Recruitment & Admissions, Physical Sciences Division
lrigazzi@uchicago.edu
T: (773) 702-9708


Jennifer Smith

Department Administrator, Astronomy and Astrophysics
jmsmith@astro.uchicago.edu
T: (773) 834-0393


Chair: Neli Fanning

Sub-Committees

Deputies Events Historian/ Communications Marketing Treasurer
Brent Barker Cosmos Boekel Laura Rigazzi Maureen McMahon (website) Keisha Prowoznik
Trudy Beaubrun Amy Keating Susan Hearth
Jamie Palmieri-Guy
Shirley Proby
Jennifer Smith