Bias Education Response Task Force (BERT) is a group of administrators and faculty committed to upholding Pratt Community Standards and fostering an inclusive campus climate through education, prevention, and response when bias and/or hate incidents occur.

If you have experienced or witnessed any form of bias, discrimination or harassment, please report it to BERT through the Bias Incident Report Form .

Please email with any questions, comments, or concerns.

BERT Membership

Executive Sponsor - Nsombi B. Ricketts
Co-Chair - Judith-Faith Williams Cadet, Title IX Coordinator
Co-Chair - Jazmin Peralta, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
James Kempster, Vice President for Communications and Marketing
Dennis Mazone, Assistant Vice President for Campus Safety and Preparedness
Cristobal Stewart, Assistant Dean of Continuing and Professional Studies
Steve Riccobono, Director of Human Resources
Tom Greene, Director of Legal Affairs
Chris Kasik, Director of Residential Life and Conduct Officer
Kristin Oberheide, Director of International Affairs
Martha Cederholm, Senior Student Advocate, and Care Coordinator
Jasmine Cuffie, Coordinator of Health Education and Promotion
Christopher Jensen, Associate Professor, Math and Science
Michele Gorman, Adjunct Associate Professor, Undergraduate Architecture