Mark Chupp and Ayesha Bell Hardaway named co-directors of the Social Justice Institute

Mark Chupp and Ayesha Bell Hardaway have been named co-directors of the Social Justice Institute, effective May 1. They succeed the College of Arts and Sciences’ John Flores, associate professor in the Department of History, and Timothy Black, associate professor in the Department of Sociology, whose collaborative approach has led to a greater understanding of societal inequities.

“John and Tim have brought vision, dedication and passion to the work of the Social Justice Institute,” said Provost and Executive Vice President Ben Vinson III. “They have linked our campus to a broader community and as the institute moves forward, it has solid foundations to build upon,” he said.

New co-director Chupp is assistant professor in the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. He also serves as the chair of the Concentration in Community Practice for Social Change Network and director of the Community Innovation Network. Bell Hardaway is assistant professor in the School of Law and director of the Social Justice Law Center.

“The Social Justice Institute and its mission to create a just world directly align with our strategic plan, which calls upon our university community to achieve social impact and foster social good,” Vinson said. “In few places is this more alive than in the Social Justice Institute. I look forward to working with Mark and Ayesha to further that mission.”

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