Bias Education Response Team

Duquesne's Bias Education Response Team (BERT) is a multidisciplinary team that was founded to educate the campus community, to monitor and report on trends, and respond to bias incidents through restorative practices.

The purpose of BERT is to provide educational and restorative responses to Bias Incidents that occur within the campus community. It exists to engage people who act in biased ways, as well as the people affected by such behavior, and to help restore feelings of belonging.

Bias Education Response Team Members


  • Anthony Kane, Director-Office of Diversity & Inclusion
  • Jessica Mann, Assistant Vice President of Community Engagement


  • April Barton, Dean-School of Law
  • Kristine Blair, Dean-McAnulty College & Graduate Studies
  • Fr. Bill Christy, University Chaplain
  • Joe DeCrosta, Executive Director-Center for Global Engagement
  • Ian Edwards, Assistant Vice President for Student Well-Being
  • Jennifer Fink, Assistant Vice President for Legal Affairs & Director of Risk Management
  • Fr. Ray French, Senior Vice President for Mission & Identity
  • Doug Frizzell, Senior Vice President for Student Life
  • John Greeno, Assistant Vice President & Chief Human Resource Officer
  • Valerie Harper, School of Law Registrar
  • Andrew Logan-Graf, Director of Disability Services
  • Gita Maharaja, Coordinator of Advising & Adjunct Faculty in the School of Nursing
  • Fr. Peter Osuji, Assistant Professor in the Center for Healthcare Ethics
  • Anne Sawa, Director of Student Conduct
  • Judy Suh, Associate Professor of English
  • Darlene Weaver, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs