Staff Information

Meet the IDEI Team

Dr. Quincy A. Bevely

Quincy Bevely, Providence College Office of Institutional Diversity

Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | 401.865.2889 | he/him/his

Dr. Bevely joined the Providence College (PC) community in July 2016 as the Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Cultural Education while also serving as a Title IX Deputy Coordinator. Dr. Bevely transitioned into the role of Assistant Vice President for Institutional Diversity and the Title VI Coordinator in March 2019. Dr. Bevely was appointed as the inaugural vice president for institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion at Providence College in the Summer of 2023. 

Dr. Bevely has a background in Student Affairs, specifically working in Housing and Dining Services at Kansas State University for 4 years and the Dean of Students Office at PC for 3 years. Dr. Bevely brings to the Office of Institutional Diversity a blend of experiences through his intentionality in creating diverse formal and informal curricula spaces, inclusive programs, and equitable initiatives. Dr. Bevely serves as an Adjunct Professor at PC. He has facilitated courses in Global Studies, Elementary and Special Education, the Development of Western Civilization, and the Graduate Studies Program in Higher Education.

In addition, Dr. Bevely co-directs the Dialogue, Inclusion, and Democracy (D.I.D.) Research Lab and Community D.I.D. Walls across the campus. The D.I.D. Lab critically engages PC community members with disputed questions using a deliberative, reflective, and community-based practice to foster civic discourse across differences. Outside of the classroom, Dr. Bevely is passionate about supporting underrepresented college students in their pursuit of higher education. Dr. Bevely has advised various multicultural organizations, which include the following: The Peer Mentoring Program (PMP), Horizons, The Student Congress, Brotherhood, and the Board of Multicultural Student Affairs (BMSA).

Dr. Bevely earned a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Black Studies and an M.S.Ed. in Adult and Higher Education from Northern Illinois University. Dr. Bevely earned a Ph.D. in Counseling and Student Development from Kansas State University.

Simone N. Tubman, J.D.

Assistant Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Compliance

Simone Tubman, J.D., is the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Compliance. A proud alumna of Providence College, she earned a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology in 2014; and then went on to earn her Juris Doctor from the Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. Simone is a licensed attorney in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts and has also served as an adjunct faculty member teaching a class in Race and Law.

As a former litigator and higher education professional, Simone brings a depth of experience to the Office of Institutional Diversity, having knowledge and expertise in policy and procedural development, civil rights compliance, restorative justice practices and social justice mediation. Simone also has experience in developing equitable initiatives, diverse and inclusive programs, and various professional and educational learning opportunities.

Simone has a deep commitment to Providence College and its success in advancing social justice, equity, access and inclusivity.

Perla Castillo Calderon

Director of the Center at Moore Hall | 401.865.1912 | she/her/hers

Perla Castillo Calderon is the Director of the Center at Moore Hall and the PC Smith Hill Annex. Perla is a proud double Friar; she earned a B.A. in Public and Community Studies in 2020 and an M.Ed. in Higher Education in 2022 from Providence College.  Perla is deeply committed to fostering cross-cultural understanding, celebrating diversity, and building solidarity in DEI work. During Perla’s graduate studies, she served as the Graduate Assistant for IDEI and the Graduate Intern at the Center for Global Education. Throughout her undergraduate years, Perla served as a Coordinator for the First-Generation Peer Mentoring Program (PMP), a first-generation group that supports students throughout their college journey, a Resident Assistant, and a Research Fellow for the Dialogue, Inclusion, and Democracy (DID) Wall.

Perla is excited to utilize the personal and professional experiences acquired at Providence College to create opportunities and educational experiences for students to engage in active citizenship to advance DEI, and enhance Moore Hall & Student Success at Providence College.

Dr. Saaid Mendoza

Saaid Mendoza, Faculty in Residence, Institutional Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Faculty in Residence | 401.865.2614 | he/him/his

Dr. Saaid A. Mendoza joined the faculty at Providence College in 2014 and is currently a tenured Associate Professor of Psychology. He graduated with honors with a BA in psychology from Rice University and earned his PhD from New York University in Social & Organizational Psychology. Dr. Mendoza serves as the principal investigator and director of the Social Perception & Attitudes Lab, which investigates how intergroup biases develop, how they are subtly expressed, and how they can be reduced. He has published extensively in this area and regularly teaches relevant courses on Social Psychology, the Psychology of Gender, Industrial & Organizational Psychology, and an advanced seminar on Stereotypes & Prejudice.

Due to his scholarly expertise and knowledge of quantitative methods, he was invited to join the IDEI team as a faculty-in-residence in 2019. In this role, he has developed workshops on implicit bias and inclusive pedagogy, as well as helped plan campus-wide DEI initiatives and overseen assessment strategy. As a Dialogue, Inclusion, and Democracy Faculty Fellow, he is committed to creating safe spaces and facilitating conversations across differences. For his efforts, he was selected as the 2021 recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Vision Award and was recently named the 2023 Joseph R. Accinno Teaching Award winner, given to the faculty member who “best exhibits excellence in teaching, passion, and enthusiasm for learning, and genuine concern for students’ academic and personal growth.”

Dr. Christopher Chambers

Faculty in Residence — Center at Moore Hall | 401.865.2125| he/him/his

Dr. Christopher Chambers joined Providence College in 2018 as an assistant professor of sociology. Dr. Chambers earned a B.A. in Political Science from Drew University, a M.A. in College Student Personnel from the University of Maryland, a M.A. in Sociology from the University of Florida and Ph.D. in Sociology from Texas A&M University. Prior to joining Providence College, he was an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Northeastern University where he was recognized for his teaching and mentorship by the Sociology Graduate Student Society. 

Dr. Chambers’ research uses an intersectional lens to study the formation and expression of individual and collective black identities and seeks to specifically highlight the ways that gender and sexuality influence those processes. His research hopes to shed light on the inconsistencies, paradoxes, tensions and diversity of black life as it is lived in the context of racial hierarchy in America. He has written on social theories of racism and on black gay men’s identities. At Providence College, Dr. Chambers teaches undergraduate classes in Introduction to Sociology, Social Theory and Race, Class and Gender; and he has presented on the topic of structural racism. 

Cathy O’Leary

Executive Assistant | 401.865.2836 | she/her/hers

Cathy O’Leary joined the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in 2014; she brings over 30 years of administrative knowledge and experience to the College. Prior to joining Providence College, she served as the office administrator for Arpin Group’s International Division, where she worked closely with management, staff members, and clients to support an efficient and successful operation. Ms. O’Leary supports the VP, AVP, and Directors of the IDEI division, is responsible for the administrative operations of both the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Center @ Moore Hall, and serves as a front-line resource for the division.

Dr. Kara Cebulko

Campus Immigration Liaison| 401.865.2515 | she/her/hers

Kara Cebulko joined Providence College in 2009 is currently an Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology with a joint appointment in the Department of Global Studies.  She was appointed as the College’s Campus Immigration Liaison in 2018.  Kara has her B.A. in Psychology from DePauw University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Indiana University. 

Dr. Cebulko ‘s research and teaching is motivated by a deep commitment to human rights. For the past 15 years, she has investigated how immigration status, race and other forms of inequality shape the transition to and experience of young adulthood for 1.5- generation immigrants (immigrants born abroad but largely raised in the US). She teaches courses on globalization, migration and borders including a Global Service Learning course to San Diego/Tijuana, Mexico every Spring. She loves co-facilitating this course with students and local community partners.  Dr. Cebulko is the author of one book Documented, Undocumented, and Something Else: The Incorporation of Children of Brazilian Immigrants and has published a number of journal articles.