BERT is a group of administrators and faculty committed to fostering an inclusive campus climate through education, prevention, and response when bias and/or hate incidents occur.

For more information about BERT or to report an incident, please email

BERT Membership

Executive Sponsor - Nsombi B. Ricketts, Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Co-Chair - Dennis Mazone, Assistant Vice President for Campus Safety and Preparedness
Co-Chair - Jazmin Peralta, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
James Kempster, Vice President for Communications and Marketing
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
Judith-Faith Williams Cadet, Title IX Coordinator
Jasmine Cuffie, Coordinator of Health Education and Promotion
Christopher Jensen, Associate Professor, Math and Science
Michele Gorman, Adjunct Associate Professor, Undergraduate Architecture