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
Michelle Brasseur Humanities & Social Sciences Librarian, Wright State University Libraries
Brittany Erwin Assistant Director, University Academic Advising, Liberal Arts
Dr. Tara Hill Director, School Counseling Program
Toshia Johnson Community Director, Residence Life & Housing
Genevieve Jomantas Academic Advisor, Student Success Services
Gina Keucher Program Director, Student Activities
Tonya Mathis Diversity Program Manager, Chief Diversity Office
Ri Molnar GA, Food Pantry Coordinator
Shaquetta Morris Enrollment Services Advisor, Raider Connect
Gloria Pappaterra Student, College of Education & Human Services
Dr. Sarah Peters Staff Therapist, Counseling & Wellness Services
Corrie Pleska Survivor Advocate & Case Manager Counseling & Wellness Services
Denise Porter Business Manager, College of Nursing & Health
Heather Rando Associate Director, Office of Disability Services
Dr. Ayse Sahin Professor and Chair, Mathematics & Statistics
Dr. Patricia Schiml Senior Lecturer Psychology
Dr. Alpana Sharma Professor and Chair, English Language & Literatures
Dr. Chris Taylor Director, Community Standards & Student Conduct
Charene Thornton Student Services Coordinator, Career Center
Betsie Turner Program Coordinator, Honors Program
Becca Webb Administrative Support Coordinator, English and Sociology/Anthropology's
associated programs
Dr. Julie Williams Professor, School of Professional Psychology
Joyce Winters Career Consultant, Career Center
Lakia Young Director of Admissions, Boonshoft School of Medicine