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. Gary Dickstein Interim Vice President for Student Affairs, OVPSA (BIRT Chair)
Matt Boaz Chief Diversity Officer
Dr. Patricia Schiml Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, CoSM
Katie Deedrick Director, Student Support Services
Petey Peterson Director, LGBTQA Affairs   

Dr. Nicole Carter Director, Women's Center
Charene T. Thornton Student Services Coordinator, Career Services
Mia Honaker Admin. Support Coordinator, Latinx, Asian, and Native American Affairs
Dr. Tara Hill Assistant Professor, CEHS

Dominque McPhaul Student Government, Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Shaquetta Morris Graduate Assistant, Office of LGBTQA Affairs
Dr. Sarah Peters Counseling and Wellness Services
Heather Rando Associate Director, Office of Disability Services
Dr. Chris Taylor Director, Community Standards and Student Conduct
Lindsay Miller Director and Title IX Coordinator, Office of Equity and Inclusion
Gloria Pappaterra Student Representative for Latinx, Asian, and Native American Center
Maryam Gula Student Representative for Muslim Student Association
Ciara Newsome Community Director, Residence Life and Housing