Team Information

The Team’s responsibilities include considering and recommending community responses to reports of bias incidents, as well as serving an educational role in helping to cultivate community values of inclusion, civility, and mutual respect. The Team meets monthly to review incidents, strategize on education and prevention, and discuss campus climate. 

What are the primary functions of the Team?

The primary functions of the Team are to:

  1. Engage community members in education, dialogue, and awareness so as to foster a learning, working, and living community free from hate, discrimination, harassment, and intolerance;
  2. Receive timely and sensitive information on a need to know basis;
  3. Assess the circumstances of the incident as thoroughly and quickly as possible;
  4. Make referrals to appropriate campus officials so that action can be taken- the Team does not conduct investigations into criminal allegations or alleged policy violations; and
  5. Assist in implementation of a coordinated and appropriate community response (engaging partners as needed) and communicate with the community as appropriate.

Team Members





Jesse Edwards

Assistant Director, Equal Opportunity 


Eric Nguyen

Director, Center for Inclusive Excellence 


Lori Bihler

Associate Professor, History


Glenn Cochran

Associate Dean of Students


Benjamin Day

Director, Counseling Center, Framingham State University


Kim Dexter

Assistant Vice President of Human Resources & Equal Opportunity


Jay Hurtubise

Director of Community Standards


Jen Lin

Associate Professor, Psychology and Philosophy


Kelly Matthews

Associate Professor, English


Wardell Powell

Faculty Fellow/ Interim Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer; Assistant Professor, Education


Mohammad Salmassi

Professor, Mathematics


Harpreet Singh

FSU Police Department, Command Staff


Gene E. Westerlind

FSU Police Department, Detective/Community Resource Officer