Educational Equity cohort

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The School of Music, Dance and Theatre Educational Equity cohort brings together faculty with campus thought leaders in educational equity for the development of pedagogical and curricular initiatives that promote equity, inclusion and belonging in learning and teaching within Music, Dance and Theatre.

Through a year-long engagement including seminars and one-on-one peer coaching, cohort members will train to lead in advancing educational equity at ASU and beyond. In addition to piloting, developing and applying revisions to their individual teaching practices, cohort members build communities of practice in which to envision expanding equity, access, justice and inclusion throughout the School. Guided by Associate Dean for Culture and Access Melita Belgrave, the cohort also undertakes a process of dream seeding and harvesting throughout the year, imagining and enacting more equitable presents and futures in our learning spaces.

Seminar leaders

Lois Brown
Center for Race and Democracy
August seminar leader

Melita Belgrave
Herberger Institute Associate Dean
for Culture and Access
March seminar leader and peer coach

Mako Ward
Social Transformation Lab
October seminar leader

Cassandra Aska
ASU Dean of Students
January seminar leader

Peer coaches and leadership team

Melita Belgrave

Keith Thompson
Leadership team

Contact us

For more on the Music, Dance and Theatre Educational Equity Cohort, including to apply for membership in the 2023-24 cohort, please contact Kristin Hunt at