Arts & Sciences Names Amelia Talley Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at TTU | KLBK | KAMC
LUBBOCK, Texas (press release) – The following is a press release from Texas Tech University:
Talley has been a faculty member at the College of Arts and Sciences since 2013, including most recently as Associate President and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences. Talley has been regularly recognized across the university for his distinguished leadership in the areas of diversity and equity, including with the President’s Award of Excellence for Gender Equity in 2017.
“By taking on this role, I am committed to putting issues of diversity, equity and inclusion at the forefront of how we communicate with each other and support the success of the arts and sciences, in particular of our students, ”said the Acting Dean. Brian still. “Dr. Talley brings the ideal combination of passion and experience to this new role. Her appointment should clearly demonstrate that we take diversity, equity and inclusion seriously. I have no doubts that she will build on its existing networks and, in the process, forge new partnerships within college, university and community to help make our College of Arts and Sciences a leader in promoting a diverse environment , equitable and inclusive environment for all.
As Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Talley will serve as a leadership voice that aims to foster, celebrate and engage diverse communities across college and large university. In addition, she will serve as a liaison for the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Division to support his vision.
“At Texas Tech, diversity isn’t just a buzzword,” said Texas Tech Provost Ronald hendrick. “We are actively making progress to improve our campus and make it more open, more engaging and more accessible to people of all walks of life than ever before. I am excited about the potential of this new role to further enhance our efforts, and I offer my congratulations to Dr Talley on his selection.
Talley’s track record and past recognition for excellence in supporting diversity, equity and inclusion on the Texas Tech campus positions her to implement a comprehensive strategic diversity plan, monitor progress of college in these areas and promoting the recruitment and retention of a more diverse and inclusive student body across Arts and Sciences at Texas Tech.
“Born in West Texas and raised in South Texas, I celebrate the spirit of mutual respect, persistence and community that is a way of life,” said Talley. “My personal and professional experiences, including as a social scientist examining health disparities in marginalized communities, have taught me the importance of small changes that can lead to big changes in achieving which is possible. My goal as the new Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is to work with students, faculty, staff and departmental units, representing the College of Arts & Sciences at Texas Tech, to ensure equity in academic and professional fields, promote diversity to enhance our common goals and foster a welcoming environment from which it is possible for everyone – regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, ability, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, origin or any other personal characteristic – to succeed in an increasingly diverse world, workforce global work.
Talley received his BA in Psychology from Texas A&M University before earning his MA and PhD in Psychological Sciences from the University of Missouri. His doctorate focused on the areas of social psychology and personality.
Talley teaches graduate courses in stereotypes and prejudices, attitudes and attitude change as well as undergraduate courses in the psychology of human sexual behavior, statistical methods and more. She has received research grants as a Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF) and more.
(Texas Tech University press release)