Advisory Committee Profiles
EQUITY AND INCLUSION ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS
The Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee serves as an advisory and working group for the coordination of the university's efforts relating to equity, inclusion and cultural competency. The committee plays a lead role in advising the creation and coordination of strategies for equitable and inclusive campus activities and outreach.The committee is comprised of a chair and eight members consisting of cross-functional representation of employee groups across our main campus and the VA campus. Each member was chosen by virtue of their past engagement, present passion, and future commitment to equity and inclusion. Our members look forward to your support and involvement campus wide as we strive to become leaders of inclusive excellence.
Office of Equity and Inclusion
Ann is the office coordinator for the Office of Equity and Inclusion. She is a breast cancer survivor, porcelain dollmaker, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, flower gardener, avid reader, author, and student of the Word. Along with reading, Ann also loves to write and considers her book, “Always Willing, Always Able - Living Beyond Your Means,” one of her most fulfilling endeavors. Ann’s deep passion and love of people – of all walks of life – is the bedrock of her very existence. She has never met a stranger, and is always willing to extend a helping hand to anyone in need.
Felipe De Oliveira Fiuza
Literature and Language
Felipe is a Brazilian scholar who received his PhD in Spanish, Purdue University, 2017. Felipe is an assistant professor of Spanish in the Department of Literature and Language and the director of the Language and Culture Resource Center (LCRC). Felipe is a poet, a translator, an interpreter and an author. His book, Ucideia, won first place in the Federal University of Espírito Santo’s literary contest and is slated for publication May 2020. In his spare time, Felipe practices Taekwondo, enjoys playing board games, role-playing games, and card games.
Housing and Residence Life
Adrianna serves as the associate director for Residence Life in ETSU’s Department of Housing and Residence Life. An ETSU alum, Adrianna has been back on campus since fall 2013 where she has worked with her colleagues on creating a welcoming and inclusive community for students living on campus. In her free time, Adrianna enjoys working on completing her PhD, playing games with friends, and watching her beloved Green Bay Packers.
Quillien College of Medicine, Diversity Council
Antonio Rusinol is an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. He grew up in Argentina where he obtained a PhD in Biochemistry, Tucuman National University. He received post-doctoral training at the University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada. Particular professional interests include research on the mechanisms of cell proliferation, atherosclerosis, and aging; application of new methods of teaching to medicine/pharmacy students; and promoting and supporting activities and events that celebrate diversity and develop an awareness of inclusion throughout ETSU and the Tri-Cities. Non-professional interests are mountain biking, volleyball, photography, and playing flute and guitar. He enjoys spending time with his family, a wife and two children. Antonio’s wife is a medical interpreter, his son works as a research analyst for ESPN, and a daughter who is a musician and music therapist.
Student Life and Enrollment
Joe Sherlin serves as vice president for Student Life and Enrollment. He received his PhD in College Student Personnel from the University of Maryland, College Park, 2002. He grew up in Sweetwater, Tennessee – Go Wildcats! He enjoys reading history and poetry, watching sports, and jogging…very slowly :) Joe also loves road trips with his spouse Erin and two daughters, Emma and Elizabeth. One of his biggest passions is student success. It is for that reason he chose to work in student affairs and has worked in Student Affairs and Student Life and Enrollment at ETSU since 2002. Go Bucs!