Dr. Terri Jett is the Associate Vice-President/Senior Diversity Officer at Saint Mary’s College of California. She was a Professor of Political Science and Peace and Conflict Studies and an affiliate faculty member of the Race, Gender, Sexuality Studies Program. She was the Faculty Director of the Hub for Black Affairs and Community Engagement and Senior Advisor to the President at Butler University. Dr. Jett has taught courses on U.S. politics with a focus on the experiences of African Americans and other ethnic minorities, such as Black Political Thought and The Politics of Alice Walker. Her research has focused on the post-Civil Rights Movement experiences of African Americans in rural communities in the southern U.S. Her book titled “Fighting for Farming Justice: Diversity, Food Access and the USDA” (Routledge) was published in December 2020, and she is currently working on her book “Talking About Race: James Baldwin and Margaret Mead: Then and Now.” Terri Jett was elected to the Federation Board in 2020.