Nilanjana “Buju” Dasgupta
Director of Faculty Equity and Inclusion
As the director of faculty equity and inclusion, Nilanjana (Buju) Dasgupta works with faculty and develops policies and programs that can be implemented college-wide to increase diversity in the hiring, retention, success, and satisfaction of faculty from underrepresented groups. She also leads research and assessment of needs in the College of Natural Sciences regarding underrepresented faculty, as well as programs designed to address those needs. Dr. Dasgupta represents CNS to the Chancellor’s Faculty Advisor for Diversity and Equity and plays an active role in CNS leadership. As a professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at UMass Amherst, Dr. Dasgupta's research focuses on people's beliefs and attitudes toward social groups, why women leave STEM fields, and how institutions can reverse this.