Multicultural Faculty Group

DSC_0794-LThe focus of the Multicultural Faculty Group is on recruiting and retaining high quality multicultural faculty. The group organizes networking opportunities for faculty, including Multicultural Faculty Friday lunches and occasional networking coffee hours.  The Multicultural Faculty Google Group provides information about upcoming events and opportunities.MFG-diversity


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Announcements about upcoming MFG events and other NC State events of particular interest to faculty, grant opportunities, conferences and calls for proposals relating to diversity in higher education and news about MFG members are posted on the MFG Google Group. The Google Group also provides a forum for online discussion by members.

American Indian Research Clearing House

Researchers are invited to post information about their research on diversity, American Indian affairs, and indigenous studies. In addition, we welcome information about research on any topic that includes broader impacts for the advancement of American Indians. The goal of this website is to provide a tool for networking and identifying potential collaborators for research and broader impacts initiatives and to provide a central clearing house for research by Native American faculty, staff and students and on topics of interest to Native American communities.  Post information.


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This semester the Multicultural Faculty Group has organized two coffee hours around themes of common interest to many of our members: 1) graduate student recruitment and retention 2) Faculty retention and recruitment. It is our hope that these coffee hours might be springboards for the formation of working groups around these issues. But, we also encourage people to just come and chat as well!

Thursday, February 13, 3:00-4:00, Theme: Recruiting and retaining diverse graduate students at NCSU

Monday, March 17, 3:00-4:00, Theme: Faculty recruitment and retention at NCSU

This is a great way to meet members of the Multicultural Group Steering Team and the OIED Faculty Liaisons: Jade Berry-James (Public Administration), Monica Leach (Social Work), Susan Faircloth (Leadership, Policy, Adult and Higher Education), and Wendy Krause (Textile Engineering Chemistry and Science). Please drop in for any amount of time during the posted hours. Refreshments are provided.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!


Multicultural Faculty Friday Lunches

Join us on the last Friday of every month for a no-host lunch. Lunch starts at 12:15 pm, all are welcome. The dates and locations for the Spring 2014 semester are posted below, so mark these on your calendar. Please RSVP to Marcia Gumpertz (

Dates of Spring 2014 Multicultural Faculty Friday Lunches (at 12:15 pm, except as noted)

  • February 28: David’s Dumplings and Noodles (Hillsborough Street and Pullen Road)
  • March 28: The Oval, Centennial Campus
  • April 25: Players’ Retreat (Oberlin Road, near Hillsborough Street). Drop in any time between 11:30 and 12:40

Member Directory

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

College of Design

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

College of Education

College of Engineering

Poole College of Management

College of Natural Resources

College of Sciences

College of Textiles

College of Veterinary Medicine

Other Units

Steering Team

Current Steering Team

  • Joe Busby, Science, Technology and Math Education
  • Tiffany Davis, Leadership, Policy, Adult and Higher Education
  • Mickey Fearn, College of Natural Resources
  • Frank Hunte, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Chelsey Juarez, Sociology and Anthropology
  • Blair Kelley, History
  • Matt Militello, Leadership, Policy, Adult and Higher Education

Past Steering Team Members

  • Hoon Joo Lee, Textile Apparel, Technology and Management
  • Marcela Rojas Pierce, Plant and Microbial Biology
  • Jocelyn Taliaferro, Social Work
  • Thomas Ward, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Tao Xie, Computer Science

Our Past Events

  • Impromtu End of Semester Lunch – Tuesday, December 10, 2013, David’s Dumplings and Noodles
  • American Indian UNC System Faculty Forum - November 11, 2013
  • Multicultural Coffee Hour – Monday, November 4, 2013, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Multicultural Coffee Hour – Thursday, October 3, 2013, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
  • Multicultural Faculty Reception with welcome remarks by Provost Warwick Arden – Monday, September 30, 2013
  • Ice Cream Break – Thursday, July 25, 2013, Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream
  • Multicultural Coffee Hour – Monday, April 1, 2013
  • Multicultural Coffee Hour – Monday, February 11, 2013
  • Multicultural Faculty Reception with welcome remarks by Provost Warwick Arden, Vice Provost Joanne Woodard, Steering Team Member Matt Militello – Wednesday, January 16, 2013
  • Multicultural Lunch – Tuesday, November 20, 2012, David’s Dumplings and Noodles
  • The 1st Hispanic/Latino UNC-System Faculty Forum – October 6, 2012
  • Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream – Monday, June 18, 2012
  • Multicultural Lunch – Wednesday, April 25, 2012
  • Women’s Basketball Game – Sunday, January 22, 2012
  • Multicultural Lunch – Thursday, December 8, 2011
  • Fall 2011 Multicultural Gathering with Special Guest Provost Warwick Arden – Tuesday, October 25, 2011
  • Inaugural Meeting, Hispanic and Native American Special Interest Group – Thursday, November 4, 2010
  • End of Semester Networking Event – Monday, April 26, 2010
  • Networking and Meet Provost Warwick Arden – September 17, 2009
  • Networking Meeting and Happy Hour – Friday, February 13, 2009

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