Diversity, equity and inclusion

The mission of the Chemistry Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is to encourage a stronger and just environment for chemistry education and training. Our key efforts are to increase DEI awareness, manage DEI expectations and incident reporting, and ensure that DEI policies are adopted in our department to foster a highly diverse STEM community at WSU.

Committee members

Name Title Email Location
Claudio Verani Chair, professor cnverani@chem.wayne.edu Chemistry 143
Nancy Wu Assistant professor of teaching nancywu@wayne.edu  
James Bour Assist professor bour@wayne.edu Chemistry 275
Susan White Laboratory manager saw@wayne.edu Chemistry 245
Elizabeth Odewale Student EOdewale@wayne.edu  
Alex Sertage Student alexandersertage@wayne.edu  


Any kind of harassment or aggression, major or micro, is a serious concern to our chemistry department. If you find yourself in a situation outside the normal expectations of a friendly, inclusive, professional, safe and supportive environment, here is the place to get help.

File a Confidential Incident Report