Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT)

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Wright State University bias response intervention is to organize and implement a comprehensive university response to bias-related incidents. The Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT) is comprised of representatives from various offices at Wright State that will work collaboratively to review incidents and develop and deliver interventions. The BIRT will evaluate and respond to bias-related incidents, share information, foster good working relationships, and participate in and provide ongoing training.

Name Title Email
Dr. Rick Danals Director, Office of Student Activities (BIRT Co-Chair)
Dr. Patricia Schiml Lecturer, Department of Psychology, CoSM (BIRT Co-Chair)
Jessica Baker Graduate Assistant, OVPSA
Katie Deedrick Director, Student Support Services
Petey Peterson Director, LGBTQA Affairs
Mark Queen Community Director, Residence Life and Housing
Charene T. Thornton Student Services Coordinator, Career Center
Taylor Watkins Graduate Assistant, Office of Student Activities
Dr. Tara Hill Assistant Professor & Director of the School Counseling Program, CEHS