Dr. Peniel Joseph

Peniel Joseph

CSRD Director

Dr. Peniel E. Joseph is the inaugural associate dean of the Office of Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI). He holds a joint professorship appointment at the LBJ School of Public Affairs as the Barbara Jordan Chair in Ethics and Political Values, and in History at the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin. As a professor at Tufts University, he founded the first Center to promote engaged scholarship on race and democracy’s impact on global citizens. He received a B.A. from SUNY at Stony Brook and a Ph.D. from Temple University. Dr. Joseph’s work has appeared in The New York Times and The Washington Post, among others. Dr. Joseph has commentated on National Public Radio, The Colbert Report, PBS, and MSNBC, and has authored several award-winning books. His acclaimed book, The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X. and Martin Luther King Jr. was released in March, 2020.

Emily Dunklee

Emily Dunklee

Senior Program Coordinator

As Senior Program Coordinator, Emily manages CSRD’s team, operations, programs, and strategic initiatives. She most recently worked in academic planning in the Office of the Registrar at the University of Utah where she gained a certificate in student affairs diversity training. Her experience includes luxury retail sales and management, specifically in employee and client engagement, and promotions and events. She recently completed her Dynamics in Diversity certificate from UT’s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. Emily received her B.S. in Human and Organizational Development with a concentration in Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness from Vanderbilt University where she also studied theatre, classical vocal performance, and studio art.