The Diversity and Humanistic Culture Committee supports and cultivates the development of collective professionalism and ethical behavior by creating a common sense of purposecaring for the School of Dentistry, for each other and for the community.

The committee creates an inclusive environment that nurtures faculty, patients, staff and students through active engagement, collaboration and mutual respect. It meets regularly during the semester for program planning aimed at the continued development of organizational culture, fostering a positive environment across the school that is highly conducive to learning.

Officers and Sponsors


Jo Ann Allen Nyquist is the associate dean for student affairs and diversity.
Phone: 215-707-2536


Theresa Hopkins is the family/community development coordinator.
Phone: 215-707-7085


Renee Fennell is a diversity officer and adjunct professor.


Paul Jones is an assistant professor.
Phone: 215-707-9655

Annual Events