ODIEX Office Staff

Georgine Speranzo, Administrative Assistant

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Georgine Speranzo has a BA in French from Penn State University and a BA in Linguistics from The University of Arizona.  She moved to Tucson from Philadelphia in 1998 and has worked at the University of Arizona for 18 years.  Georgine joined the Office for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence in October 2016.

Tamara Carter, M.S., Graduate Assistant

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Tamara Carter is a PhD student in the Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English Program at the University of Arizona. She graduated with a MS in psychology from the University of Central Missouri, and a BA in psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Before joining the Dean of Students Office at University of Arizona in 2013, Tamara served as a Mental Health Counselor, Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and an adjunct instructor at William Woods University (MO). In 2013, she was certified as a Conflict Resolution Mediator by the Office of the Arizona Attorney General: Public Advocacy and Civil Rights Division. Her research Interests include: Rhetorics of Non-Standard Englishes, theories of SRTOL, Ebonics and composition pedagogy, and the dilution effect as a rhetorical tool for reducing negative attitudes toward Non-Standard Englishes. She currently serves as a Graduate Assistant with the Office of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence.

Charlinda Haudley, M.Ed., Program Coordinator Senior

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Charlinda Haudley is from the Navajo tribe and is the Program Coordinator Senior in the Office for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence. Prior to this, Charlinda served as the Coordinator for Student and Cultural Engagement at Arizona State University. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona and a Masters of Education from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a PhD student in the higher education Program at the University of Arizona.

Laura Hunter, Ph.D., Associate Diversity Officer and Coordinator of Faculty Development

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Laura Hunter earned her PhD in sociology at the University of Arizona and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Notre Dame.  Her dissertation research focused on unconscious bias against women in STEM fields.  Another line of her research focuses on gender differences in academic careers.  For example, she investigated gender differences in the impact of parenthood on publications and citations, which was published in Social Studies of Science.  Since returning to the University of Arizona in 2013, Dr. Hunter has worked to better recruit, retain, and support faculty, particularly those from underrepresented groups.  For example, she created the Diverse Faculty Career Discussions, a peer-mentoring network of faculty from all ranks and disciplines who gather monthly to discuss a topic related to faculty careers.  She also developed a comprehensive set of faculty development workshops, including three series: getting published, advancing faculty careers, and diversity in the classroom.  

VACANT, Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence and Senior Diversity Officer