BERT Membership

Auburn University Bias Education and Response Team (BERT)

The Bias Education and Response Team (BERT) consists of a cross-disciplinary group of staff and faculty who will ensure that students, faculty, and staff have the means to report bias incidents, share information about incidents reported to the BERT, and advocate for prevention and awareness programs.  BERT members will also connect those impacted by bias-related incidents with immediate and ongoing support measures.

BERT Core Team

BERT Core Team Chair
Garry Morgan, Special Assistant for Inclusion and Diversity Education
Office of Inclusion and Diversity

 Core Team:

Department of Campus Safety & Security
Susan McCallister

Kelley Taylor

Student Conduct
Nick Wiard

Nathan Waters

Multicultural Diversity Commission
Jared Russell, Ph.D.

Auburn Athletics
Monique Holland

Faculty Representative
Tessa Carr, Ph.D.

University Housing
Kevin Hoult, Ed.D.


BERT Support Team

BERT Support Team of approximately 40 students, faculty, and staff representing a broad range of populations and constituents will assist in responding to specific incidents as appropriate. BERT may respond to a bias incident report in a variety of ways, depending on the nature of the incident and the needs of those impacted. The response may include connecting those impacted with resources and support, working with university stakeholders to facilitate transparent and open communication, supporting opportunities for dialogue and restorative justice, or referring information to other offices to determine if policies were violated.

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Last modified: 12/10/2020