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Teaching Statement & Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Statement Consultations

We use evidenced-based strategies to coach others on writing teaching statements and DEI statements. Crafting these statements provides writers with opportunities to reflect on their current practices and center student learning in the process. We apply our pedagogical expertise and equip writers to vividly articulate their teaching identity and commitment to diversity in their disciplinary contexts. In our consultations, we review drafts and provide non-evaluative feedback and pose self-directed questions for improvement. We look forward to working with you.

Meet Our Consultants


Kaitlyn Farrell Rodriguez (she/her/hers)

Ph.D. Candidate, English

Graduate Teaching Consultant, FIC

Kaitlyn consults with graduate students and postdocs on teaching statements and DEI statements. Learn more about Kaitlyn here.


Michelle Gaston, Ph.D. (she/her/hers)

Assistant Director of Graduate Student Development, FIC

Michelle consults with graduate students and postdocs on teaching statements and DEI statements. Learn more about Michelle here.


Schedule a Consultation

Schedule an appointment with one of our consultants here.  Please note: graduate students, please schedule your consultation with Kaitlyn Farrell Rodriguez. In order to maximize our time together, we require you to upload a draft of your teaching and/or diversity, equity, and inclusion statement at least two business days before your appointment. 

Resources for Drafting Your Documents

To guide you in your writing process, please visit our Crafting a Teaching Statement page, and our Drafting a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement page, which offer topics and reflective questions to consider in drafting your documents.