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Office of Diversity And Inclusion

Our Team

David Simpson

Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

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David Simpson.

120 Ritenour Building
University Park, PA 16802
Telephone: 1-814-863-8900
dls6748@psu.edu

Samia Cooperider

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Samia Cooperider.

Samia Cooperider is the Director of Undergraduate Equity Programs in the Eberly College of Science at Penn State University. In this role, she recruits and supports undergraduate students across the college, including those who participate in university scholarship programs and students within First-Year in Science and Engineering (FISE) living learning community. While supporting students, she creates and implements programming to engage students about and across difference, promote respectful dialogue, and create change for a better good.

Samia earned her Master of Science in College Student Personnel Administration from Illinois State University and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Criminal Justice from University of Illinois.

Contact Info

115 Ritenour Building
University Park, PA 16802
Telephone: 1-814-863-5960
sxc1060@psu.edu

Aaron Mattingly

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Aaron Mattingly

Dr. Aaron Mattingly-Daniels is the Director of Graduate Equity Programs in the Eberly College of Science. In this role, he recruits and supports both prospective and current graduate students across the college in alignment with diversity and inclusion initiatives. This includes support for conferences, the Graduate School Open House, Summer Research Opportunities Program, as well as developing inclusive academic and professional programming for graduate students throughout the year. Dr. Mattingly-Daniels earned his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco his Bachelor of Science in both Biochemistry and Biology at Virginia Tech.

Contact Info

117 Ritenour Building
University Park, PA 16802
Telephone: 1-814-863-3900
aaron.mattingly@psu.edu

Kennedy Morrison

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Kennedy Morrison

Kennedy Morrison is the Program Coordinator for Diversity and Inclusion in the Eberly College of Science. In this role, she supports undergraduate students across the college, including those who participate in the Prehealth Summer Bridge Program. As part of her role, she develops and provides support for programs to engage, retain, and serve students in conjunction with diversity and inclusion initiatives. She also connects students with corporate partners to facilitate future internship and job opportunities.

Kennedy’s prior work involved providing support, social service referrals, and advocacy to children in the child welfare system; recently housed families; and survivors of sexual assault. She earned both her Bachelor and Master of Science in Social Work from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, TX.

Contact Info

116 Ritenour Building
University Park, PA 16802
Telephone: 1-814-865-5767
krm6286@psu.edu

Tracie White

Administrative Support Assistant

Tracie White is an Administrative Assistant for the Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion at the Eberly College of Science. In this role, she coordinates events hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, supports several Diversity and Inclusion-related committees and programs within the college, and handles all administrative tasks for the office. She also currently serves as Secretary for the Commission for Adult Learners at Penn State University.

Tracie's prior work includes Administrative Support at the Schreyer Honors College and Intelligence in the U.S. Marine Corps. Tracie is currently an M.Ed. student in the Higher Education program at Penn State. She earned a B.B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Data Analytics from American Military University.

Contact Info

116 Ritenour Building
University Park, PA 16802
tkw5428@psu.edu