Janetta M. Hammock, MS, is Diversity Program Manager in the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at Case Western Reserve University. She previously served as Diversity Communication Specialist for the office. In her current role, Hammock is responsible for developing and coordinating diversity programs and cultural events, facilitating diversity training sessions and overseeing internal and external office communication efforts. In addition, Hammock co-chairs the university’s Sustained Dialogue program and is responsible for managing the program, assisting in program recruitment efforts, moderating dialogue groups and providing training for program participants. She collaborates with a number of university departments and offices to develop and implement diversity and inclusion initiatives, including the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Human Resources Department and Educational Services for Students.
Hammock has extensive experience in developing and facilitating diversity and inclusion workshops and trainings. She provides training primarily to staff and students and has facilitated sessions on Unconscious Bias, Microaggressions, Communication in a Diverse Workforce and Leading Effectively in a Diverse Workforce.
Hammock also produces the annual CWRU Diversity Report, a monthly electronic diversity publication and Insight On Diversity, the office’s newsletter. She represents the office on university committees, including the Diversity Leadership Council, CWRU First Year Advisory Council and Alianza Latina-Latino Alliance. Prior to coming to CWRU, Hammock led multicultural efforts and conducted diversity trainings at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. At John Carroll, she was involved in developing the university’s first diversity strategic action plan and chaired the Women’s Advisory Committee.
Previously, Hammock served as an assistant director for the national higher education association, the American Council on Education (ACE) in Washington, DC. At ACE, she was the resource person and media spokesperson on issues related to women and students of color in higher education. She also attended U. S. Congressional hearings and drafted official association statements and letters to Congress. Hammock received her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a master’s degree from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.