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The COSAM Office of Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity is located in the science center classrooms room 225. The Drop-In center is in 226 and 228 SCC.



Kimberly X. Mulligan, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean 
Phone: (334) 844-4642

Kimberly Mulligan earned her B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University and Ph.D. in Molecular Physiology and Biophysics from Vanderbilt University. Her dissertation research examined the mechanism by which insulin stimulated skeletal muscle glucose uptake is impaired in the presence of inflammation. Upon completion of her degree, she worked for the Vanderbilt University Center for Science Outreach where she was able to merge her love of science and desire to enhance STEM education at the K-12 level in the US and abroad. In Dr. Mulligan’s current role, she works to develop and implement initiatives which create an inclusive environment for a diverse student body, faculty and staff. Dr. Mulligan recognizes the opportunities that have been afforded her through the vested interest others have taken in seeing her develop as a scholar. Therefore, she utilizes her position to explore new avenues to do the same for others by promoting inclusion in higher education to help shape a STEM workforce that reflects our diverse population. She loves that her COSAM family is so supportive of the work done by OIED and is committed to ensuring many voices and perspectives are represented in scientific fields. 



Janice Brown
Administrative Support 
Phone: (334) 844-4663

Janice Brown's love for Auburn started in 1981 (she wanted to highlight that she's not that old) when she worked as a secretary for Auburn at 20 years old. After four and a half years though, she felt like she needed a change. She then transitioned from the campus life to the City of Opelika Municipal Court System as a Municipal Court Magistrate for almost twenty years. There, she learned a great deal about different personalities as they attempted to navigate issues pertaining to the court. As an extrovert, she welcomed all personalities and concerns and helped whenever it was possible. These early years taught her a great deal about life and she thanks God that years of hardship in some of these situations has built her into a stronger woman and has allowed her to love and help the students in the Drop-in-Center. She loves Auburn and is so amazed by the wonderful and diverse group of students she sees and helps each and every day. She sees the Office as their second home and loves to be seen as the mother figure that she is. She had not really considered what diversity meant to her until she worked with a great leader in Dr. Mulligan, but her working definition is as follows: “Believe that you are created equal, believe that you are great, believe that you are different from the inside and out and always bring your uniqueness to the table. Now, if others would do the same, you'll see many positive dimensions to explore within ourselves." 



Julian Oliver, M.Ed.
Program Coordinator
Phone: (334) 844-4663

Julian Oliver is a two-time graduate of Wright State University where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine & his Masters of Education in Student Affairs Administration. Although Julian has been with the Auburn Family for only one year, he has intentionally fostered a genuine and meaningful relationship with all the students he serves. Julian firmly believes that no matter what office or department an individual works in, the students will not care how much you know until they know you really care. As the Office of Inclusion, Equity & Diversity Program Coordinator, Julian hopes to continue to build up young adults to become leaders within their future professions and their surrounding communities. If one wants to reach a destination quickly, they go alone; but if one wants to go far, they unite as one community and go together. And that is exactly the type of culture that Julian hopes to manifest as he continues his career at Auburn University. War Eagle!



Matthew Gonzales, M.Ed.
Graduate Assistant  
Phone:  (334) 844-4663

Matthew was born in Houston, TX and two of his early passions were sports and guitar. In 2018, he earned his Bachelor's of Arts with Paideia Scholar Distinction in Psychology from Southwestern University. During his time at Southwestern, he was also trained in Classical and Flamenco guitar, loved to skate and started a punk band with three of his closest friends. These days, he loves to read non-fiction, still plays guitar as often as possible and is a self-described podcast addict. At Auburn, he completed his M.Ed. program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and began his Counselor Education and Supervision Ph.D. program in August of 2020. In the past, he's spent time working as a lumberjack, automotive technician's assistant and bartender, but his current positions as an intern therapist in a psychiatric unit and the graduate assistant in the COSAM OIED have been some of the most meaningful vocational experiences in his life. He lives by the Nietzsche quote, "he who has a why can survive any how," and believes that the Auburn family has provided him with an exceptionally meaningful why, particularly through opportunities to help others.



Alexis Stokes
Tech Support
Phone: (334) 844-4663

Alexis is a senior majoring in Biomedical Sciences, Pre-med from Birmingham, AL. She loves Auburn because of the beautiful campus and the plethora of resources available. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, playing with puppies, and going to the Auburn Recreation and Wellness Center.



Trinitee Hughley
Student Employee
Phone: (334) 844-4663

Trinitee Hughley is from Mobile, Alabama. She is currently majoring in biomedical science with a concentration in pre-med. She's here at Auburn University to kick start her journey on becoming a doctor. Her hobbies include watching netflix, dancing, and hanging out with her friends and family.



Jarious Avery
Student Employee
Phone: (334) 844-4663

Jarious grew up in Gadsden, AL before coming to Auburn University in 2019. Some fun facts about him include that Beyonce's dad is his cousin, he's legally blind in his left eye, he's a first-generation college student and he bought his first car on his own! He chose Auburn because it always seemed like a second home to him. Indeed, each time he visited he felt like he truly belonged. In addition, Auburn has one of the best pharmacy schools in the Southeastern US, and moreover, the EAP program was a deciding factor in bringing him to the Auburn family. Here, he's gained many opportunities, made new friends and has learned many skills to help him become successful when he one day begins his career. Outside of school, he's into music, basketball, bowling and technology. As a person, he's hard-working, optimistic, extroverted, funny and kind. 



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Mailing address:

College of Sciences and Mathematics
Office of Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity
315 Roosevelt Concourse
Auburn, AL 368849-5370