Our Team

Dr. Jenn Dye, JD and PhD (she/her)

Theodore M. Berry Director

Email: rendalj@ucmail.uc.edu

Phone: 513-556-7467

Community advocate and scholar Dr. Jenn Dye is the Theodore M. Berry Director of the Nathaniel R. Jones Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice. Dye is a 2009 graduate of Cincinnati Law and also earned a PhD in Political Science in 2015 from the University of Cincinnati. She most recently served as Research Associate and Director of the Human Services Research & Innovation Center for the University of Cincinnati, where she was responsible for cultivating relationships to advance research in ways that increased community impact.

Dayna Mathew (she/her)

Program Assistant

Dayna graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2019 with a B.S. in both Forensic Science and Criminal Justice. She is currently pursuing both her JD and MA in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at UC, as part of the dual degree program offered through the Jones Center. In college, Dayna focused on post-conviction work, reintegrating ex-offenders into society and reuniting them with their families. This ignited her passion for family justice, specifically on legal recognition and intervention for nontraditional families, which is what her master’s project entails. Upon graduation, she plans to practice as a family law attorney and ultimately to effectuate policy change in the field. In the interim, Dayna is working as program assistant for the Jones Center, a legal intern for UC’s DVCPO Clinic, a law clerk for a local family law firm, and a Social Justice Fellow with the Memorial Foundation.

Tori DeLaney (they/them)

Program Assistant

Tori graduated from Dickinson College in 2017 with a B.A. in English and Spanish Literature. Their senior thesis used a cross-national lens to examine the changing representations of masculinity in literature at the end of the nineteenth century. Tori spent three years as a family law and guardianship paralegal in Boston before pursuing their JD at the University of Cincinnati. Tori is an associate member on the Law Review, a program assistant for the Jones Center, and a student executive member for the Board Game Society, National Lawyers Guild, and Out and Allies. Upon graduation, Tori hopes to start an interdisciplinary legal career with a focus towards gender, race, and international issues.