About Us

As the world changes, it requires each of us to continually reevaluate how we live up to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. For decades, Indiana University has been at the forefront of this work, striving for a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive learning environment for people from all backgrounds. We invite you to be co-workers in envisioning a just and fair future for all.

Please take a moment to explore the work of Indiana University faculty and staff whose academic, personal, and professional commitment to anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion work establishes IU as a national leader.

On Illuminating

On Illuminating: Light and Truth on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is a bi-weekly podcast produced by the Indiana University Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs. Each show features conversations with university faculty, staff, students, and public and business leaders passionate about sharing their experiences and innovative strategies to build communities where all are valued and belong, and listeners can apply learned techniques in their communities.

Host

Provost Professor Lemuel W. Watson, associate vice president for diversity, equity, and multicultural affairs at Indiana University, is an educator, advocate, and collaborator with a variety of individuals, groups, and professionals.

Throughout his career, Lem has emphasized the need to value diversity as a means to understanding our world and enhancing our understanding of ourselves. To attract and retain personnel and a leadership team representing our diversity as a nation takes commitment from the top leadership to lead and hold others accountable. Recognized as a scholar and researcher on issues of underrepresented groups through speaking invitations and publications over the last three decades, he has worked as a consultant on public policy and talent management issues around the world.

Learn more about Lem

Production Team

The show's producer is Elizabeth Blevins, assistant vice president for diversity, equity, and multicultural affairs. The associate producer is Alexis Woods, an IU student studying broadcast journalism at IU's Media School. Production support provided by Kenny Smith, IUS-TV media adviser, student media liaison/digital production manager; Max Baker, media content specialist; Ryan Carlberg, executive assistant; Storme Day, quality control; Joi Harmon, project coordinator; Roberta Radovich, manager for development, marketing, and communications; and Matthew Rhule, web services coordinator.

Music provided by the African American Arts Institutes IU Soul Revue.