by James C. Sherlock
In order to illustrate the truly insulting nature of the DEI program at the University of Virginia, I offer the following quiz.
See if you can pick out the person pictured who:
directs a range of educational programming focused on educational development for staff, faculty and students.
Nana Last, Professor of Architecture
Ira C. Harris, Professor, McIntyre School of Commerce
Sankaran Venkataraman, Professor, Darden School of Business
Sandhya Dwarkadas, Professor and Chair Department of Computer Science
Tisha Hayes, Professor of Education
Trinh Thuan, Professor Emeritus, Department of Astronomy
Kelsey Johnson Professor of Astronomy
Haibo Dong Professor Aerospace Engineering
Sly Mata, Director of Diversity Education, Division for DEI
Nicole Thorne Jenkins, Dean, McIntyre School of Commerce
Devin K. Harris, Professor of Engineering
Mool C. Gupta, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Tomonari Furukawa, Professor of Engineering
Allan Tsung M.D., Professor and Chair Department of Surgery, Medical School
Sallie Keller, Professor of Data Science
Harsha Chelliah, Professor School of Engineering
Bottom line. Good guess.
There is every evidence that Mr. Mata is a fine man. His biography is inspiring.
But the people pictured above who are not Mr. Mata excelled and earned their plaudits and appointments before there was a UVa Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Even before James Ryan was President. Continue reading →