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Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics (DITE) Spring 2024 Workshop

2023 DITE cohort standing together for a picture
Tuesday, April 02, 2024
All Day

The Samuel Dubois Cook Center on Social Equity's most recent cohort of the Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics (DITE) program will be convening in Washington, DC for their 2024 workshop on April 2-4, 2024.

A critical mission of the Cook Center is training the next generation of scholars in the social sciences, with a focus on economics as it undergirds and informs most of the research at the Center. This mission could not thrive without the Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics (DITE), which began in 2008 in response to the gross underrepresentation of minority economists (particularly Black, Latinx, and native American economists) in the ranks of university faculty.

Through mentoring and workshops, DITE aids the transition from junior faculty status to associate professor for economists from these underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

Since its inception, DITE has assisted fourteen cohorts of early and mid-career professors of economics advance toward tenure. Of the 101 past fellows, thirty-one now have tenure; notably, two are deans, four are department chairs, five are center directors, and two are full professors. There are now distinguished professors among the past fellows as well.