DISC Faculty Fellows

DISC Faculty Fellows

The DISC Faculty Fellows program provides students and faculty the opportunity to work closely together in an environment outside of the traditional classroom setting. This program is focused on the retention and engagement of student populations that are currently underserved by our institution. Currently, the Faculty Fellows program is focused on serving the needs of Latinx, African American, and Native American students.

Faculty Fellows FAQ

The faculty fellows will be in the DISC weekly and will act as teacher, learners and research partners with the Scholar-Students. Their hope is to work with all DISC students but also partner with the Scholar Student’s on programming, and research.
The Scholar-Students will show up weekly to work with the Faculty Fellows, they will partner with the Fellows on research or programming and possibly serve on other diversity, equity, and inclusion committees.
The Scholar-Student get to participate in a resume-building experience. They will also have the possibility of attending and presenting at diversity, equity, and inclusion leadership conferences and will receive a stipend of $250 per semester. Apply to be a Scholar-Student by filling out the online application.

Meet the Fellows

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Dr. Andrea Arauza Rivera 

Latinx/Chicanx Faculty Fellow

The oldest of three children, Andrea was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and spent the first few years of her life bouncing between Guadalajara, Las Vegas NV, and Fort Worth TX before her family settled in the California Central Valley...

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Michael Stanton

Dr. Michael Stanton

Native American Faculty Fellow

Dr. Stanton is a licensed clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor at California State University, East Bay. Dr. Stanton's research focuses on how stress and stigma contribute to weight gain... 

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Steven "The Prof" Cleveland

Steven "The Prof" Cleveland

African American Faculty Fellow

Steven ”TheProf” Cleveland was born into poverty at a time when being poor seemed to be
popular to everyone but the poor.  From this world he was thrown into college, the first of his family to go...

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