Danica Sumpter is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing (UTSON). Dr. Sumpter has been recognized for her innovations in teaching and named a university Provost’s Teaching Fellow in 2019. Her work as chair of the Family, Public Health, and Nursing Administration Division and co-chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee at the UTSON, and with the Black Mamas Community Collective, have all fueled her aspirations of becoming an expert in anti-racist teaching praxis.
As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Dr. Sumpter will develop a Toolkit for Anti-Racist Teaching (T-ART). The T-ART seeks to equip and empower health professions faculty with resources and training to promote the best practices for teaching how institutionalized racism persists as a significant "pre-existing condition" underlying numerous health inequities.
Gayle M. Timmerman, PhD, RN, CNS, FNAP, FAAN, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, serves as Dr. Sumpter's primary mentor.