GENESEO, N.Y. – Mark Broomfield, assistant professor of dance studies at SUNY Geneseo and a 1994 alumnus of the college, is among five SUNY faculty members who received support this year through SUNY's Faculty Diversity Program, designed to assist campuses with the recruitment, retention and promotion of outstanding scholars from different backgrounds.
The system's state-operated campuses compete for salary support and start-up packages to recruit outstanding scholars who have attained a record of distinction, including individuals from groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.
"We are very happy to have Dr. Broomfield on our dance faculty, and our students are benefiting greatly from his creative mastery," said David Gordon, interim provost at SUNY Geneseo. "I applaud SUNY's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for making this assistance available and giving campuses the opportunity to compete for such highly talented faculty members, who help enrich our campus culture."
This year's program yielded an impressive pool of nominees, who underwent a rigorous external review by senior faculty from throughout SUNY. Through the program, a portion of Broomfield's salary will be paid for three years and he is receiving $15,000 to support his research.
Broomfield received his doctorate in critical dance studies from the University of California at Riverside and his master of fine arts degree from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He was a communication major at Geneseo. He has danced with the repertory company Cleo Park Robinson Dance, performing in leading works by some of the most diverse and recognized African American choreographers in the American modern dance tradition.
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