Diversity Research Grant Advisory Committee, a subcommittee of the Committee on Diversity


To oversee, coordinate, and support the diversity research grants program; to recommend potential award jurors to the ALA office for diversity for the diversity research grants award process; to oversee the application, selection and notification process; to serve as a resource for awardees; and to make recommendations on and support fundraising and marketing initiatives related to the diversity research grants program.


Dr. Lori S. Mestre (Chair, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016)
Dr. Leslie Campbell Hime (Member, June 30, 2015, to July 1, 2017)
Thura Reed Mack (Member, June 30, 2015, to July 1, 2016)
Alanna Aiko Moore (Member, June 30, 2015, to July 1, 2017)
Dr. Jamie Campbell Naidoo (Member, June 30, 2015, to July 1, 2017)
Cynthia Mari Orozco (Member, June 30, 2015, to July 1, 2017)
Cristina Dominguez Ramirez (Member, June 30, 2015, to July 1, 2016)
Jody Gray (Staff Liaison, November 3, 2015, to November 3, 2020)
Gwendolyn Prellwitz (Staff Liaison, January 1, 2015, to June 30, 2020)

Displaying active committee roster as of 11/28/2015. Last retrieved on 11/28/2015. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.



The Diversity Research Grant Advisory Committee consists of a varying number of members appointed by the Chair of the Committee on Diversity serving 2 year terms and led by a chair, appointed annually.

Subcommittees & Task Forces

  • Diversity Research Grant Jury