Staff Directory

Joanne Harris-Duff

Director of Diversity and Inclusion

jharrisduff@stetson.edu | 386-822-7402

Joanne Harris-Duff serves as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion. Joanne received her bachelor's degree in English from Bridgewater College and master’s degree in social sciences from Hollins University. Prior to coming to Stetson University, Joanne was the Director of Diversity Education and Advocacy at her alma mater, Bridgewater College in Virginia.

Joanne has a long history of supporting students in creating cultural programs and initiatives aimed at educating, embracing and celebrating diversity and encouraging inclusion excellence.

In 2013, she and her spouse, Jessica, were named plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit challenging Virginia’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples. Her publication entitled “Just Like Other Couples — But Without Rights” details her family’s journey toward winning the right to marry in Virginia. They are the proud parents of two active children. Joanne sites her mother as being the inspiration for her work in social justice and change, stating, “I am who I am because of her.”

Joanne Harris-Duff

Terrance "TJ" Johnson

Coordinator of Diversity and Inclusion

tjjohnson@stetson.edu | 386-822-7404

Terrance “TJ” Johnson serves as the Coordinator of Diversity and Inclusion where he focuses specifically on supporting our traditionally minoritized populations, including first-generation students, students of color, LGBT students, and students of certain religious identifications and ability status through a peer mentorship program as well as providing support to the other initiatives of ODI. Prior to receiving this position, TJ served as a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Multicultural Services and Programs at UGA, where he advised culturally based student organizations and facilitated dialogue and trainings around race, gender, sexual orientation, and religion. He also served as an intern in Housing and Residential Life at Stetson University in the summer of 2016 where he worked collaboratively with Stetson's Office of Diversity and Inclusion in facilitating Safe Zone Training and creating a plan for gender inclusive bathroom signage around Stetson's campus. He earned a Master’s in Education with a focus in College Student Affairs Administration from the University of Georgia as well as a B.A. in political science and a B.S. in psychology from the University of Florida. TJ started in May 2017 and is very excited to be a part of the Hatter family!

TJ Johnson

Amanda Castoire

NDA AmeriCorps Member/ Community Outreach Educator

acastoire@stetson.edu

Amanda was raised in South Florida and came to Central Florida as an undergraduate student from Rollins College where she received a BA in Anthropology. She is an advocate for cultural relativism. She is passionate about engaging people in the concept of all cultures being equal, legitimate expressions of human existence. Through her position as a community outreach educator, she strives to further diversity and inclusion on campus. She is also a licensed Zumba instructor and has the pleasure of teaching in the Hollis Center Wednesdays at 5 p.m.

Amanda Castoire

Shelby Miller

Graduate Assistant

slmiller@stetson.edu | 386-822-7983

Shelby Miller began her position at the Office of Diversity of Inclusion as a Graduate Assistant in February of 2018. She provides support and supervision to mentors of first-generation college students. Shelby Miller completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. She moved to Florida for the beautiful weather and is currently working toward completing her M.A. in Counseling at Stetson University.

Shelby worked for four years on an inpatient psychiatric unit with bipolar teens and adults. During her time there she fostered positive coping mechanisms during group therapy sessions and provided 1:1 support to clients during crisis. She is currently also working for Providing Autism Links and Support, facilitating teen social and life skills groups and events. Shelby is very passionate about school and the counseling profession. She is working towards a play therapy certificate at Stetson University. In addition to her work with children, Shelby has always been interested in working with the college population. She’s very excited to assist the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in its rebranding phase and be a part of our campus!

Shelby Miller