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The office of Diversity Programs in Engineering (DPE) is a national award-winning and recognized leader in engineering diversity and inclusion. DPE strives to inspire the community and challenge conventional boundaries. We accomplish this by broadening participation compositionally as well as through engagement, inclusion, and achievement.
Leading and supporting DPE’s comprehensive programmatic portfolio is a team of committed professional staff, graduate student coordinators, and several undergraduate student employees.
We invite you to meet our core team!
Senior Associate Dean for Diversity & Faculty Development
Mark E. Lewis, Professor
Prof. Lewis is a faculty member in Cornell's School of Operations Research and Information Engineering. His undergraduate degrees are in Mathematics and Political Science from Eckerd College. He earned an MS in Theoretical Statistics from the Florida State University. He has a PhD in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Prof. Lewis is an avid sports fan who loves to watch college football and play basketball.
Jami P. Joyner
With a 20-year career in higher education specializing in diversity, inclusion, and outreach, Miss Jami P. Joyner is committed to supporting students to maximize their potential and surpass their goals. She contributes to making STEM visible as an accessible and desirable career path for underrepresented students. Jami, from Oklahoma City, OK, earned a BA in Anthropology from Texas A&M University, College Station. She has a M.Ed. in Higher Education from the University of Central OK as well as doctoral coursework at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Jami enjoys live comedy, dancing, and African diaspora arts.
Cindy Mosqueda Campbell
Cindy Mosqueda Campbell has dedicated her career to diversity issues in higher education, specifically in STEM fields. Cindy was born and raised in Los Angeles. She earned a B.A. in Chicana/o Studies and Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Cindy also earned a M.A. in Education from the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. Outside of work, Cindy enjoys cheering for the LA Dodgers, writing, running after her toddlers, and discussing books, movies, and music with her husband.
Angélica Keen is originally from a border-town called Laredo, TX. She obtained both her Bachelor's in Public Administration and Spanish and Masters of Education at Texas State University-San Marcos. She possesses professional experience in residential life, multicultural student development, and academic and student organization advising. Angélica engages in cross-fit training as well as enjoys spending time with her newborn son and family.
Debbie Moss has worked in Diversity Programs in Engineering for over 10 years. Debbie is an event planner and supports outreach, retention and scholar programs. She ensures that each event logistically operates fluidly. Debbie is from upstate NY and has three musically gifted children.
Amanda Oczkowski originally hails from the Philadelphia, PA area. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Structural Civil Engineering, a B.A. in Spanish, and certificates in Latin American Studies and Global Studies, she came to Cornell University to pursue graduate studies in Mechanical Engineering. She diligently supports the successes of the next generation of engineering students here at Cornell.
Kenneth Lyons, Jr.
Kenneth Lyons, Jr. is a native of Oakland, CA. He earned his B.S. in Chemistry from Morehouse College, and his M.S. in Material Science & Engineering from Cornell University. In his free time, Kenneth enjoys cooking and reading science-fiction. He is working to a complete a collection of Stevie Wonder’s albums on vinyl.
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Ithaca, NY 14853
Job openings at DPE for student employees are announced on our Newsletter blog.
Graduate Student CoordinatorsClick to Open
The DPE Graduate Student Coordinators are current Cornell graduate students who work part-time in the DPE office and take on the day-to-day responsibilities of running many of our programs for undergraduate and prospective students.
LSAMP Graduate Coordinator
CU EMPower Graduate Coordinator
CUES Tutoring Graduate Coordinator
Ryan Scholar Graduate Coordinators
Undergraduate Student StaffClick to Open
DPE employs several undergraduate student staff members part-time each semester and during the summer to assist with administrative tasks, organizing events, and maintaining the DPE facilities. We would like to thank our current undergraduate employees for their contributions to our office and programs:
- Ansu Bangura
- Trey Burrell
- Saleh Hassen
- Atsu Kludze
- Atsutse Kludze
- Laura Vasquez-Bolanos