RPI | Leadership Team

The Race & Pedagogy Institute (RPI) is led by a team of faculty and staff members at the University of Puget Sound. The Leadership Team engages in strategic planning, coordination, and oversight of RPI activities.

Dexter Gordon 

Director of the Race and Pedagogy Institute & African American Studies,
Professor of Communication Studies

Grace Livingston

Professor of African American Studies

Grace Livingston


Nancy Bristow 

Professor of History








Carolyn Weisz 

Professor of Psychology






LaToya Brackett 

Visiting Assistant Professor of African American Studies
and the Race & Pedagogy Institute








Renee Simms

Associate Professor of African American Studies

Renee Simms Asst Prof African American Studies


Jonathan Stockdale

Professor of Religious Studies

Jonathan Stockdale



RPI Program Specialist (Staff) - to be updated (July 2020)