Our Staff





Dr. Danielle Brooks

Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Dr. Danielle Brooks is an assistant dean and currently heads ATU’s Department of Diversity and Inclusion. She is a southern girl at heart. Originally from Jackson, Alabama, Dr. Brooks came to ATU by way of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. While there, she served as a coordinator of student leadership and academic wellness for first generation and underrepresented students within residential life in addition to facilitating diversity & inclusion programming while serving on her department’s social justice committee. At Arkansas Tech, she currently oversees the diversity programming initiatives, facilitates workshops and trainings on inclusion, social justice, cultural competency, equity/equality, and is the primary support for ATU’s minority student populations and marginalized student groups.

Dr. Brooks graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Information from Troy University in Troy, Alabama. She earned a Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) degree with both a concentration and a dual graduate certificate in Leadership & Ethics from Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL with honors. It was at Spring Hill College that her zeal for diversity and inclusion greatly increased while studying ethics. In 2017, she completed her Ph.D in Leadership Studies with concentrations in both Higher Education and Organizational Leadership from Piedmont International University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Affectionately known to her family and friends as “Tootie,” Dr. Brooks is a music fanatic and a lover of the arts, and particularly collects African art. She’s also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Outside of her role at ATU, Dr. Brooks works on branding for the Dr. Quin Foundation (attributed to her first name which is NaQuindra), an organization she founded in 2015 that focuses on leadership development as well as educational and cultural empowerment for youth of color in rural areas like her home in Alabama and throughout the rural South.




 Aaliyah Moore


Aaliyah Moore

Coordinator of Multicultural Support

Ms. Aaliyah Moore is a native of Athens, AL. She completed her undergraduate studies at Mississippi State University in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a concentration in Public Relations. Upon completion of her degree, Aaliyah worked as an intern at The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, GA. Still having a passion for higher education, Aaliyah returned to Mississippi State University in the spring of 2017 to pursue a Master of Science in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Student Affairs.  She will complete this degree program in August 2018. Aaliyah began her professional career in Student Affairs in June 2018 in the role of Coordinator of Multicultural Support in the Department of Diversity and Inclusion at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, AR. Aaliyah looks forward to this being a stepping stone to a successful career in Student Affairs. She seeks to be impactful, and hopes to leave each campus much better than she found it.