The project is conducted by a diverse research team with expertise in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and in survival analysis. They are guided by an advisory board of diverse practitioners.

Research Team

Kawanna Bright

Assistant Professor
East Carolina University

Mónica Colón-Aguirre

Assistant Professor
University of South Carolina

Sunha Kim

Associate Professor
University at Buffalo

Amy VanScoy

Associate Professor
University at Buffalo

Ayiana Crabtree

Graduate Assistant
Information and Library Science Student
University at Buffalo

Advisory Board

Shantel Agnew

Library Media Specialist
District of Columbia Public Schools

Nikhat Ghouse

Associate Librarian for the Social Sciences
American University
Organizational Development Consultant

Sandy Littletree

Assistant Teaching Professor
University of Washington
Past-President, American Indian Library Association

Antonia Olivas

Full Professor and Engagement & Inclusion Librarian
California State University San Marcos

Mark Puente

Associate Dean for Organizational Development, Inclusion, and Diversity
Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies

Kelvin Watson

Executive Director
Las Vegas Clark County Library District
Public Library Association Director-at-Large