Harris' Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board is a strategic advisory body that provides guidance and consultation to the Dean’s Office on issues of diversity and inclusion, serving as a mechanism for gathering information and feedback, assessing progress towards our goals, and providing regular updates to our community. The DIAB’s members include Harris faculty, students, staff, and alumni who work in conjunction with Harris' Dean and Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion.

The DIAB welcomes your feedback on matters related to diversity and inclusion at Harris Public Policy. Please contact Michelle Hoereth, Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, or email HarrisDiversity@uchicago.edu for more information. 

Diversity and Inclusion Review and Recommendations (Fall 2019)

The DIAB conducted a 2018 Harris Climate Survey of students and held subsequent feedback sessions with Harris students, faculty, staff, and alumni to inform its work. This document discusses the DIAB’s findings and recommendations to the Dean and senior administrative leadership team of the Harris School of Public Policy. These findings provide critical inputs for school leadership to develop and execute a school-wide diversity and inclusion action plan.

Read the recommendations (PDF, 0.6 MB)

DIAB Members (AY 2020-21) 

Current Students

  • Grace Oxley

  • Sanjana Shenoy

  • Marvin Slaughter


  • Daniel Ash, AM'94

  • Adam Flores, MPP'19

  • Luvia Quinones, MPP'11


  • Professor Scott Ashworth (Co-Chair)

  • Senior Lecturer Paula Worthington (Co-Chair)


  • Eman Alsamara

  • Bridgette Jordan

  • Michelle Michelini


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Paula Worthington

Senior Lecturer

Paula Worthington

Paula Worthington has taught hundreds of public policy graduate students the basics of state and local government fiscal policy analysis and cost-benefit analysis.