The Inclusive Excellence Fellows Program will provide individuals with an opportunity to engage with a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) interest or opportunity areas for progress at Auburn University in their respective areas of practice. Fellows will spend the academic year working on their respective project in collaboration with the Office of Inclusion and Diversity and other campus partners. Fellows will be supported by the Office of Inclusion and Diversity toward their projects goals and will be offered development opportunities during their term.

Faculty must be full-time and have achieved the rank of associate/full professor or clinical associate/clinical full professor. Staff must be in permanent full-time staff or A&P to be eligible. Potential projects must address a diversity, equity, and inclusion related topic meaningful to Auburn University. Projects can include scholarly and creative activity, teaching/learning activity, administrative efforts, and programmatic efforts. Applications for Inclusive Excellence Fellows for the 2022-2023 Academic Year will open in January 2022.


For questions, please contact JuWan Robinson, Chief of Staff and Special Assistant, at

Application Requirements

  • Current CV/Resume

  • Written support from immediate supervisor and division/college leader

  • Description of potential project, its importance to Auburn University, and how the scope is appropriate to this Fellow role.


Ana Franco-Watkins, Ph.D.

Ana Franco-Watkins, Ph.D.

Interim Dean and Professor

College of Liberal Arts

Bruce Smith, V.M.D., Ph.D.

Bruce Smith, V.M.D., Ph.D.

Professor and Director

College of Veterinarian Medicine

Brandy Smith, Ph.D.

Brandy Smith, Ph.D.

Assistant Director

Student Counseling and Psychological Services