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Kim J. Nickerson

Assistant Dean, Diversity Officer, Equity Administrator
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Equity Coach for College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Dr. Kim J. Nickerson plays a leadership role in maximizing the educational and career outcomes of students, faculty and staff in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, as well as helping foster an environment that values diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.  He plays a senior leadership role in the dean's office and consults closely with BSOS departments in their diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice efforts.  As Equity Administrator, he helps promote and coordinate campus-wide affirmative action efforts, diversity recruitment, and search and selection procedures for faculty positions within the College.  Dr. Nickerson is active in science education and training and is the director of the BSOS Summer Research Initiative.  He has 25 years of experience creating and administering training programs to guide underrepresented minority students into science careers across the spectrum of behavioral and social science disciplines.  Dr. Nickerson has also consulted with federal agencies regarding the broadening the participation of underrepresented ethnic minorities in the sciences, including serving on grant review panels at the NIH, NSF, and SAMHSA and serving on the National Advisory Council of the NHGRI.