FDI Overview

In its fifth year of operation, the Faculty Development Initiative (FDI) made unprecedented gains, inlcuding the appointment of the first women hired as part of this endeavor. Since 2008 FDI has produced 11 faculty hires in several departments in the School of Humanities and Sciences and in the School of Education. The Initiative is administered jointly through the Office of the Provost and CCSRE. Professor Al Camarillo (History) is leading the initiative as Special Assistant to the Provost for Faculty Diversity. Provost John Etchemendy has committed resources to create at least ten new faculty positions.

The Faculty Development Initiative continues in 2011-12 with a search for an assistant professor in the area of "Race, Ethnicity, and American Religions" in the Religious Studies Department as well as thematic searches in "indigenous studies"  and "Asian American studies" in several social science and humanities departments.


New Faculty Hired Under the Auspices of the Faculty Development Initiative
Kathryn Gin Lum, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
Ana Minian Andjel, Assistant Professor of History
Jennifer BrodyJennifer Brody, Professor of Drama
Duana FullwileyDuana Fullwiley, Associate Professor of Anthropology
Angela GarciaAngela Garcia, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Corey FieldCorey Fields, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Vaughnn RaspberryVaughn Rasberry, Assistant Professor of English
H. Samy AlimH. Samy Alim, Associate Professor of Education (and by courtesy) Anthropology and Linguistics
JOse David SaldivarJosé David Saldívar, Professor of Comparative Literature
GAry SeguraGary Segura, Professor of Political Science
Tomas JimenezTomás JiménezAssistant Professor of Sociology


News Articles

A New Era for Ethnic Studies: Stanford center brings in rising stars who can shake up their fields,” Stanford Magazine (September/October 2010) 

“The Color of Change: The Faculty Diversity Initiative (FDI) Succeeds in Bringing Six New Scholars to Stanford” CCSRE Newsletter (Summer 2010)

“Stanford launches Faculty Development Initiative to recruit best scholars of ethnicity and race,” The Stanford Report (December 12, 2007)

Contact: Al Camarillo, Special Assistant to the Provost for Faculty Diversity. (650) 723-1966 or (650) 723-8527. camar@stanford.edu