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Faculty diversity, by the numbers

From 2004 to 2015, diversity among tenure-line, full-time faculty at Emory grew by 20 percent in women faculty and 33 percent in faculty of color. In 2015, women made up 33 percent of Emory's tenure-line faculty, with faculty of color at 21 percent. Among Emory's benchmark group of 16 peer schools, the university ranks third in terms of women on its faculty and fifth in racial and ethnic diversity, according to the most recent data. While those numbers are headed in the right direction, leaders and faculty are working together to do more by planning new school-wide initiatives and implementing new university-wide guidelines for faculty searches. "This is a case where the food won't be harvested right away," says Uriel Kitron, chair of environmental studies and a member on the Faculty Advisory Committee on Excellence and Diversity. "We can't just work on faculty diversity for five years or every now and then and think we are done. In reality, this work is never over."