From religious studies to dental medicine, community development to biomedical engineering, the fields and offices represented by team members at CWRU's Social Justice Institute are united in their potential to transform society and promote equality.
The institute's holistic, systems-based approach both advances disciplinary work, and elevates the conversation by unveiling and connecting broader, underlying issues.
Christine Ash is the Vice President of the
Office of Planning and Institutional Research as of September 2008. She reports directly to the university’s provost and executive vice president, William A. "Bud" Baeslack III.
Tim Black is an Associate Professor of Sociology and the second faculty member hired through the Social Justice Institute initiative. His scholarly work examines the intersections between larger social structures and personal lives. He attempts to identify the processes and mechanisms through which social and economic marginalization is (re)produced and to show how life in marginalized spaces is negotiated. His research focuses on the post-1970s period of neoliberalism and, more recently, the Great Recession and their respective impacts on the working classes and marginalized communities more specifically. He advances a medium of sociological storytelling to illustrate how social structures are lived. Black teaches courses on urban sociology, urban poverty, and qualitative research methods.
Susan Schick Case is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at Weatherhead School of Management with a secondary appointment in Women and Gender Studies. Her primary areas of research focus on valuing differences between people and designing systems for workplace inclusion. She primarily studies gendered discourse, work-family barriers, and religion and behavioral integrity. She is an Ethics Fellow at CWRU and a Kaufmann Fellow in Religion and Business at University of Maryland.
David Crampton, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Social Work at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. His research interests focus on the evaluation of family centered and community-based child welfare practices, with the ultimate goal of protecting vulnerable children through the engagement of families, communities and social service providers. Dr. Crampton teaches courses in child and family policy, community development, policy analysis, program evaluation, public management and theories of social welfare.
Janice Eatman-Williams, assistant director of the
Center for Civic Engagement and Learning, connects Case Western Reserve students to volunteer programs. She also teaches students about Cleveland heritage, especially that of the Glenville and Hough neighborhoods and heads up the
Closing the Achievement Gap program, which brings high schoolers to campus twice a week for academic assistance.
John H. Flores
John H. Flores, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences as well as the first faculty member hired by the Social Justice Institute initiative. He specializes in Mexican American history, and his research interests include modern Mexico; the history of immigration and citizenship in the United States; multinational political and labor movements; and ethnic, racial and national identity formation. He is the first faculty member hired as part of the university-wide Social Justice Institute initiative.
Gladys Haddad, Ph.D., has been a professor of American studies College of Arts and Sciences since 1990. She is the founder and director of the Western Reserve Studies Symposium and the broadcast series Regionally Speaking, which explore the history, culture and contemporary issues of northeastern Ohio.
Jessie Hill, J.D., is a professor of law and the associate director of the School of Law's Center for Social Justice. Her primary areas of teaching and scholarship are constitutional law and civil rights law, with a particular emphasis on issues of reproductive justice and religious freedom.
Susan W. Hinze, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies. Her primary areas of teaching and scholarship include social inequalities in the medical profession, social justice and health, sex and gender, and the work/family or work/life nexus.
Professor Hinze has also researched the social construction of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and, with colleagues in the medical school, racial/ethnic disparities in medical care. Her newest project is on the medicalization of "technological" addictions and how social, institutional, structural and cultural dynamics shape gaming behaviors.
Latisha James is the director of the university's Center for Community Partnerships. She is responsible for representing Case Western Reserve University to community, civic and business representatives and functioning as a liaison and catalyst to enhance university-community relations.
Sana Loue, J.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.S.A., is a Professor of
Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Medicine. She holds secondary appointments in the Departments of Bioethics, Global Health, and Psychiatry, and also has a secondary appointment at MSASS. Her areas of expertise include HIV risk, family violence, mental illness, research ethics, and forensic epidemiology. She is the author or editor of more than 25 books and more than 75 peer-reviewed manuscripts.
Marilyn Sanders Mobley
Marilyn Sanders Mobley, Ph.D., is the university's inaugural Vice President for the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity (OIDEO). Appointed in January 2009, Mobley leads the university's strategic initiatives in the area of inclusion and diversity, chairs the Diversity Leadership Council, and is responsible for assessing and coordinating diversity efforts for students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community.
Diana Lynn Morris
Diana Lynn Morris, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., F.G.S.A., is the Florence Cellar Associate Professor of Gerontological Nursing, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and Executive Director of the University Center on Aging & Health. Her interests include health as a human right and mental health care for at risk older adults and their caregivers, and vulnerable families across the lifespan.
Andrew Rollins, Ph.D., is an associate professor of biomedical engineering and
medicine. He is interested in the application of technology and engineering solutions to social justice problems. He advises student groups, including Engineers Without Borders, and is an advocate for improving the health and standard of living in communities in the developing world.