Leadership

Rob Shelby, Chief Diversity Officer

Dr. Rob Shelby

Chief Diversity Officer

Dr. Shelby serves as the Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Evansville. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Louisville in applied sociology. As a former assistant professor of sociology, he taught several core courses, including Race and Ethnic Relations and Community Organization. Under his leadership, the Director of the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion provides intercultural training and cultural events, addresses concerns related to sexual harassment, discrimination, and bias, and fosters spiritual formation and vocational understanding.
Valerie Stein, Professor of Religious Studies / Chair, Department of Philosophy & Religion / Program Director, Race and Ethnicity Studies

Dr. Valerie Stein

Professor of Religious Studies / Chair, Department of Philosophy & Religion / Program Director, Race and Ethnicity Studies

Valerie A. Stein has been at the University of Evansville since 2002. Dr. Stein earned her ThD in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament from Harvard University. In her teaching, Dr. Stein explores the intersection of religion, culture, and the Bible in the context of social diversity. She seeks to help her students develop intellectual empathy as a tool for critically engaging religion as a structural force that produces inequality. Dr. Stein specializes in social justice, religion, and culture.
Erin Lewis, Executive Director for Center for Innovation and Change

Erin Lewis

Executive Director for Center for Innovation and Change

Erin Lewis serves as the Director of the Center for Innovation & Change, which serves as a resource for the campus and community to innovate for a more just, prosperous, and sustainable world. The Center provides opportunities for students to enroll in ChangeLabs and create positive change around the world. ChangeLabs are semester-long courses in which student teams provide services or develop innovative solutions to various challenges.