Engaged BIPOC Scholar-Practitioner Program

faculty and students from the first cohort pose together in front of a fire place at the inn completeThe Engaged BIPOC Scholar-Practitioner Program brings together graduate students and faculty from across the School of Education to form a mutually beneficial learning community. The Engaged BIPOC Scholar-Practitioner Program was born from a desire for community and connections beyond programs with other graduate students of diverse backgrounds, inspired by faculty and students’ own mentoring experiences.

This cohort-based program aims to:

  • Establish a forum for BIPOC graduate students and collaborators to share their experiences with research, teaching, public scholarship and leadership.
  • Identify strategies to enhance (and deal with stressors) associated with engaging in research, teaching, public scholarship and leadership activities promoting equity.
  • Center holistic development to support personally meaningful success, effectiveness and well-being in the field of education.

Learn more about the program and meet the cohorts

Cohorts attend meetings, workshops, regional conferences, and informal gatherings together throughout the academic year, as well as being assigned a faculty mentor they meet with one-on-one. Students receive National Center for Faculty Diversity and Development (NCFDD) membership and have opportunities for funding and other support for professional development and scholarly engagement, including conference attendance and presentations.

Coordinating Team

Michael Gill, Professor
Michael Gill
Tamara Hamilton, Project Director, LSAMP
Tamara Hamilton
Eunjung Kim, Associate Professor
Eunjung Kim
Gretchen Lopez, Associate Professor; Director, Intergroup Dialogue
Gretchen Lopez
Mario Rios Perez, Associate Professor
mrperez@syr.edu|(315) 443-9077
Mario Rios Perez

The mission of the Engaged BIPOC Scholar-Practitioner Program is to recognize, empower, and support graduate students of color; and the program is open to students from diverse racial, ethnic, and nationality backgrounds.

The program is primarily funded by the School of Education, with additional support from the Intergroup Dialogue Program, Graduate School, Hendrick’s Chapel, and the Syracuse University Office of Diversity and Inclusion.