Introducing the inaugural Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion

January 16, 2020

Today, Dean David Ackerly sent the following message to the CNR community:

Portrait of Isha Ray

I am pleased to announce that Associate Professor Isha Ray of the Energy and Resources Group (ERG) has agreed to serve as the College's first Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion beginning July 1st, 2020.

Isha is an outstanding scholar and teacher and experienced administrator. Her research addresses barriers to resource access in underserved communities, especially access to clean and safe drinking water. She teaches courses on Social Science Research Methods, Water and Development, and Community-Driven Development and, through her research, works with low-income communities, in California's Central Valley and globally, on access to water, sanitation, energy, and information technologies. She has served as the co-director of the Berkeley Water Center and as the Head Graduate Adviser and Equity and Inclusion adviser for ERG. She also serves as a member of the editorial board of several academic journals, and frequently serves as an Expert Group Adviser to UN Women. 

I look forward to working with Isha in her role as CNR's inaugural Associate Dean of Equity and Inclusion as she shapes the college's priorities on this critical aspect of our collective mission. Please join me in welcoming Isha to her new position in the College.


David Ackerly