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Expertise AreasSocial Justice

The University of Maryland has experts across disciplines addressing issues of social justice and inequities. At Maryland, we are focused on tackling some of the greatest social challenges of our time, from racial and social inequality to health disparities to hate and bias.

Areas of Expertise in Social Justice: racism, social inequality, health disparities, bias, LGBTQ+ rights, civic engagement

This page highlights several of our faculty with expertise in this area. To find additional faculty experts on this topic, contact the Office of University Communications at

Social Justice related content

Social Justice Experts

Sandra C. Quinn

Professor and Chair, Family Science and Senior Associate Director, Maryland Center for Health Equity

School of Public Health

Stephen B. Thomas

Professor of Health Policy and Management and Director, Maryland Center for Health Equity

School of Public Health

Jennifer D. Roberts

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology

School of Public Health

Joseph Richardson

Joel and Kim Feller Endowed Professor; Acting Chair, Department of African American Studies

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Sacoby Wilson

Associate Professor, Applied Environmental Health (MIAEH)

School of Public Health

Jessica Fish

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Science

School of Public Health

Rashawn Ray

Professor, Department of Sociology

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Dana R. Fisher

Professor, Sociology

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Yueming "Lucy" Qiu

Associate Professor

School of Public Policy

William Ming Liu

Professor and Department Chair

College of Education

Arie W. Kruglanski

Distinguished University Professor

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

DeNeen Brown

Associate Professor

Philip Merrill College of Journalism

Janelle Wong

Professor of American Studies and Government and Politics

College of Arts and Humanities

Psyche Williams-Forson

Professor and Chair of the Department of American Studies

College of Arts and Humanities

Marccus Hendricks

Assistant Professor; Director at SIRJ Lab; Affiliated Research Faculty, Clark School of Engineering's Center for Disaster Resilience, NCSG and EFC

School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Social Justice News Releases

UMD's Arts for All initiative Partners the Arts with the Sciences, Technology and 0ther Disciplines

University of Maryland President Darryll Pines announced a new initiative, Arts for All, during his Inauguration Ceremony on April 22. The initiative will expand arts programming across campus and create new opportunities for students and faculty to...

University to Honor Billy Jones and Darryl Hill, Two Athletic and Social Justice Trailblazers

Jones-Hill House to serve as home of Maryland Football

Bowie State University, University of Maryland Launch Social Justice Alliance in Honor of 1st Lt. Richard Collins III

Honoring the legacy of BSU alumnus 1st Lt. Richard W. Collins III, the new BSU-UMD Social Justice Alliance will create opportunities to deepen learning and engage in direct action on social justice issues.

UMD, BSU to Announce Social Justice Alliance in the name of 1st Lt. Richard Collins III

Joint initiative launched as the 2nd Lt. Richard Collins III law goes into effect

The University of Maryland Launches a Presidential Grand Challenges Course on Today’s Most Pressing Issues

UMD's new Grand Challenges course, taught by University President Darryll J. Pines and featuring presentations by other top experts, offers students the chance to address and build leadership together on some of today's most important and pressing issues

Reverend Jesse Jackson and Peter Neufeld to Headline Social Justice Celebration at University of Maryland

The University of Maryland will host its 2nd annual Social Justice Day with special guests and events.

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