Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Steering Committee (DEIS)

In March 2016, the committee unanimously voted to change its name to the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Steering Committee (DEIS Committee). By naming ourselves DEIS, we want to convey that diversity, equity and inclusivity are values central to Brandeis. 

2015/16 Members

  • Irving R. Epstein, Interim Provost (chair)


  • Andrea Acevedo, Heller School
  • Daniel Bergstresser, International Business School
  • David Ellenson, Near Eastern and Judaic Studies/Schusterman Center for Israel Studies
  • Charles Golden, Anthropology
  • Jennifer Gutsell, Psychology
  • Susan Lanser, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies/English
  • Marya Lowry, Theater Arts
  • Robin Feuer Miller, German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literature


  • Jamele Adams, Student Life
  • Andrew Flagel, Students and Enrollment
  • Peter Giumette, Office of the President
  • Monique Gnanaratnam, Intercultural Center
  • Kim Godsoe, Office of the Provost
  • Michael LaFarr, Brandeis Counseling Center
  • Marina Offner, Admissions
  • Sandy Resnick, Corporate and Foundation Relations, ex-officio
  • Felix Tunador, Intercultural Center
  • Zanefa Walsh, Hadassah-Brandeis Institute
  • Elaine Wong, Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences


  • Stephen Alkins
  • Bethlehem Belaineh