Dr. Regina Wright
Associate Dean for Diversity

Dr. Regina Wright joined the Dean’s Office Team as the Associate Dean for Diversity in June of 2016. She splits this role with her work as a faculty member in the School of Nursing. As an alumna of the University of Delaware, she is very passionate about promoting diversity and inclusion in the College of Health Sciences and the greater university. Dr. Wright also serves as Chief Diversity Advocate and UD Advance Fellow for the College of Health Sciences.

CHS Diversity and Inclusion Mission Statement

In the College of Health Sciences, we believe that diversity and inclusion are key drivers of academic excellence, impactful research, and proficient practice. We are committed to developing and implementing strategies to recruit and retain highly qualified students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, and nurture an inclusive environment with a sense of belonging and engagement. As a leader in health sciences training, it is our mission to train and mentor future clinicians and scientists who understand and appreciate diversity and have the cultural competence to interact effectively in a diversifying nation and world.

The CHS Health Sciences Summer Camp is among 50 programs receiving the 2019 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. Read more about winning this diversity award here.

Related Resources

Women’s History Month Special Guest Speaker – learn more

CHS Diversity Quality Review
CHS Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Debbie Allen Academic Program Manager, Undergraduate Student Services

Alyssa Benjamin  Program Coordinator, Pipeline/Affinity Programs, Deans Office Team

Amanda Boone – Human Resources Manager, Deans Office Team

Megan Wenner – Assistant Professor, KAAP representative

Andrea Grim – Clinical Instructor, Behavioral Health and Nutrition representative

Subhasis (Sam) Biswas – Professor, Medical Laboratory Sciences

Giovanna Morini –  Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders

Daniel White – Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy

Past Diversity and Inclusion Lectures

“Health Disparities and Cultural Competency: The Power of the Patient
Perspective and the Role(s) of Practitioners in Patient Care”
Dr. Crystal Glover
Assistant Professor
Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center

“Signs of Disability in the Health Sciences”
Dr. Stephanie Kerschbaum
Associate Professor
Department of English
University of Delaware

Interprofessional Cultural Competency Curricular Changes for Improving
Health Care Delivery for LGBTQ Patients in Rehab and Nursing”
Dr. Karla Bell
Assistant Professor/Clinical Education Team
Department of Physical Therapy
University of Delaware

“The Cancer Moonshot: Perspectives from a Blue Ribbon Panelist”
Dr. Edith Mitchell
Clinical Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology
Department of Medical Oncology
Thomas Jefferson University

Diversity and Inclusion Registered Student Organizations

Dean's Office
Tower at STAR, 7th Floor 
100 Discovery Blvd, Newark DE 19713
P: (302) 831-2381

STAR Health Sciences Complex
540 S. College Ave, Newark DE 19713
P: (302) 831-1060



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