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

Crystal McCormick Ware, CDO**


  • Anthony Kane, Director, Center for Excellence in Diversity and Student Inclusion
  • Jessica Mann, Assistant Vice President of Community Engagement

Ex-Officio Members

  • Fr. Ray French, Senior Vice President for Mission & Identity**
  • Doug Frizzell, Senior Vice President for Student Life**
  • Ryan Dawson, Assistant Vice President & Chief Human Resource Officer**

Working Committee

  • April Barton, Dean, School of Law
  • Kristine Blair, Dean, McAnulty College and Graduate 
  • Fr. Bill Christy, University Chaplain
  • Luci-Jo DiMaggio, Director of Mission Animation*
  • Jennifer Fink, Senior Legal Counsel & Director of Risk Management
  • Valerie Harper, Law School Registrar
  • Andrew Logan-Graf, Director of Disability Services
  • Anne Sawa, Director of Student Conduct
  • Darlene Weaver, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
  • Quincy Stephenson, Assistant Director- Student Wellbeing*
  • Mary Parish: Associate Director of Online Learning & Strategy*
  • Alydia Thomas: Associate Director of Residence Life*

* indicates new member
** indicates new appointment