Loyola University Maryland

Equity and Inclusion at Loyola

Office of Equity and Inclusion

Acting Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer

Rodney L. Parker, Ph.D., Chief Equity and Inclusion OfficerRodney L. Parker, Ph.D.


Dr. Parker serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet and leads the President’s Council on Equity and Inclusion. He works to address challenges around racism and diversity issues to help Loyola become the welcoming, inclusive Jesuit, Catholic university we aspire to be.

Read Dr. Parker's message to the Loyola community to open the new academic year.

Diversity and Inclusion Specialist

Rhona Little, Diversity and Inclusion SpecialistRhona Little, MPH


Ms. Little provides direct support to university community members and has a significant role in the implementation of the university’s vision and strategic plan for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Equity and Inclusion Faculty Fellow

Marianna Carlucci, Ph.D., Equity and Inclusion Faculty FellowMarianna Carlucci, Ph.D.


Dr. Carlucci focuses on helping the University reach our goals regarding retaining faculty of color, expanding inclusive hiring practices, promoting the use of high-impact teaching practices, and increasing a sense of belongingness for faculty and students on campus.