President Houshmand has shown a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion at Rowan University. These funding initiatives listed below are competitively awarded and enhance diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and service. The Research Experience for Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) program for faculty and staff will fund research ideas that promote diversity and inclusion, while enhancing the research mission. The REDI program for students will fund research activities by students who have a passion for research, a demonstrated need and a commitment to diversity and inclusion. The Program for Inclusive Pedagogy and Educational Reform (PIPER) will fund efforts that promote inclusive teaching, class content, curricular reform and assessment so that students from diverse backgrounds learn better.