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College of Engineering / Diversity, Equity and Inclusion / Faculty


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Auburn is known for being more than an institution. We’re known for our sense of community and support. We’re committed to cultivating an inclusive, equitable, and diverse place of belonging for everyone.

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The College of Engineering organizes activities and provides services to welcome new faculty into the college and support them in their academic endeavors. We want each member of our faculty to feel valued and have all the support needed to be successful. 

More broadly, the University provides support, resources, and training to cultivate an inclusive and equitable workplace for everyone.

Community Support

Policies and Guidelines

Support for Family

College and University Training and Development Tools

  • Office of Engineering Online workshops and support for teaching development 
  • College of Engineering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workshops
  • Safe Zone Training | An interactive, 4-hour training designed to educate faculty, staff, and students about sexual orientation and gender identity to create a safe space for LGBTQ+ students. Request a departmental training or register for a regularly scheduled session through Human Resources Development.
  • Office of Inclusion and Diversity Consulting Services   |  The Office of Inclusion and Diversity designs training to fit the specific needs of any group or organization. 
  • University Task Force for Opportunity and Equity Resources
    • Office of Inclusion and Diversity DEI Resources
    • Key DEI Terms
    • Racial Microaggressions

Engineering Association Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources


Discipline-specific professional associations also offer valuable diversity, equity, and inclusion resources relevant to unique engineering professions. Please access your corresponding association’s website for further information.

Development and Support

Student Recruitment

It’s important to us that we increase diversity among our faculty and leadership. In an effort to attract and elevate women and underrepresented populations to our faculty, we’re proactively seeking new talent through these programs: 

  • Promoting Engineering Research Scholars (PEERS)  We invite senior Ph.D. students and postdocs from underrepresented groups to Auburn to give a seminar and meet with faculty and students. The purpose is to introduce early career scholars to Auburn and to expose the Auburn community to talented scholars for underrepresented groups. This program emphasizes an increase in exposure and establishment of contacts for future collaboration for long-term faculty recruitment.
  • Preparing Future Faculty   In collaboration with the College of Science and Mathematics, Office of Inclusion and Diversity, and the Biggio Center, we are expanding the PEERS program by inviting groups of senior Ph.D.students and postdocs to Auburn for a professional development workshop on preparing for a faculty position.
  • Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Institute for Teaching and Mentoring  In partnership with the College of Science and Mathematics, we exhibit and host receptions at the SREB for Teaching and Mentoring where attendees are primarily graduate students from underrepresented groups who are interested in academic careers.
Contact Us
Jenny Sconyers
Student Initiatives Administrator
Jeffrey Fergus
Associate Dean Program Assessment