Faculty Diversity

Faculty Diversity

UMass Amherst is committed to supporting equity and inclusion in all aspects of faculty life through a rigorous approach to recruiting a diverse faculty and an inclusive view of faculty development and advancement.

We are developing programs that will help faculty at all career stages reach their professional development goals through:
  • A rigorous approach to recruiting a diverse faculty, including comprehensive search committee training and support
  • Targeted programs aimed at attracting top faculty from diverse backgrounds
  • An inclusive view of faculty development and advancement, which foregrounds mentoring and community building as central features of faculty success
  • Developing programs that will help faculty at all career stages reach their professional development goals
  • Aiding colleges and departments in conducting regular self-assessment, and provide an array of resources to foster inclusive practices toward faculty engagement and advancement.

Wilmore Webley is the Senior Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion in the Office of the Provost.  In this role, he is responsible for creating and supporting diversity and inclusion initiatives to support an inclusive campus climate in the academic sphere. He leads faculty of color outreach and engagement efforts to promote intellectual community and comradery. He supports diversity, inclusivity, and equity goals within schools and colleges, serving as a partner to diversity officers. He serves as a key resource for faculty search and recruitment efforts leading the Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Increase Diversity and Excellence (STRIDE) Faculty Recruitment Workshops to minimize bias and promote best practices to recruit for diversity and excellence across every stage in the search process. He works with campus partners to support inclusive teaching practices in the classroom and supports co-curricular initiatives to promote learning beyond the classroom walls. He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology.

Need Assistance?

For help with any of the above, or to find an answer to another question, please contact: facultydiversity@umass.edu