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Kimberly Mulligan, Ph.D., has been named the new director of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs for the College of Sciences and Mathematics. Previously, Mulligan was the STEM education program advisor at the Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach. As such, she worked in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates from 2015 to 2016 serving as a liaison between Vanderbilt University, pilot schools and the Abu Dhabi Education Council. She also provided on-site program management and scientific expertise, assisted in the development and implementation of curriculum for the Abu Dhabi Education Council, worked with fellow scientists and teachers to design curricula appropriate for English-language learners and aided in the development of protocols to evaluate the impact of the program and student progress. Prior to serving as STEM education program advisor, Mulligan was director of the Day of Discovery program, program coordinator for the Research Experience for High School Students program and a resident scientist in the Interdisciplinary Science and Research Program, all within the Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach. Mulligan is or has been a member of several scientific societies including the American Physiological Society and the National Science Teachers Association, and she has received numerous honors and awards including the Organization of Black Graduate and Professional Students Distinguished Faculty Award and the Endocrinology and Metabolism Section Research Recognition Award. At Vanderbilt, she was involved in the Alliance for Cultural Diversity in Research and served as community service co-chair for Women in Science and Engineering. Mulligan received a bachelor of science and a master of science in chemistry, both from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and a doctor of philosophy in molecular physiology and biophysics from Vanderbilt University. Mulligan began her tenure at Auburn University Aug. 1.