Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

School of Human Environmental Sciences DEI Mission:

The School of Human Environmental Sciences (HESC) in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences strives to be nationally recognized for its efforts in strengthening diversity, recruiting and retaining a diverse student body, building cultural competency, and most importantly serving as a resource for faculty, staff and students within the units of HESC as it seeks to enhance our land-grant mission of teaching, research, service and extension to Arkansans.

HESC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Team

Dr. Jackie Wiersma-Mosley

Professor, HDFS


Stephanie Hubert

Instructor, AMPD


Lobat Siahmakoun Bayyari

Instructor, HOSP


Dr. Eunjoo Cho

Associate Professor, AMPD


Grace Costello

AMPD Graduate Student


Katie Himes

HESC Staff 


 Taking Action

The School of Human Environmental Sciences is actively working to promote diversity, equity and inclusion, and whether you are a student, faculty or staff member, there are several ways you can join us and get involved.

Watch this video to learn more about the U of A and find cool facts about our campus and how we have grown in diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

What We Believe

What does Diversity, Equity and Inclusion mean to us? See how the School of Human Environmental Sciences defines the terms used in these conversations and in our strategic planning.

View our definitions

What can you do?

HESC and the U of A have resources for students, faculty and staff to expand their DEI knowledge and cultural competency, and get involved with initiatives on campus. 

View ways to get involved with DEI

DEI Courses

Whether it be part of your degree plan or the desire to expand your knowledge in these areas, HESC offers courses open to students across campus in cultural competence, perspectives, family studies and more.

View our DEI Course list

Research and Outreach

Faculty and students in HESC are conducting research in DEI disciplines, and we also have service-learning experiences  and courses available.

View our DEI Research and Outreach projects

Strategic Plan

As part of a campus-wide effort to meet the eight DEI guiding priorities set by the chancellor, HESC has developed a comprehensive strategic plan to continue to meet our diversity, equity and inclusion goals.

View our strategic plan (PDF)

Data and Reports

Transparency is crucial to our DEI mission, so we've compiled data on our campus climate and faculty trainings.

View DEI data and reports