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As the Associate Dean of Faculty Development and Diversity, Charlton McIlwain designs and manages strategic initiatives to recruit and support faculty to maximize career productivity. As part of the Office of Faculty Affairs, and reporting to the Vice Dean of Research and Faculty Affairs, Dean McIlwain works directly with faculty to assist them in making successful progress towards tenure and/or promotion. He oversees funding mechanisms within Steinhardt, and connects faculty to other areas of the university that provide the resources faculty need to do cutting edge research and innovative teaching and to become leaders in their respective disciplines, in Steinhardt, at the university and beyond.
Dean McIlwain serves as the liaison between Steinhardt’s Faculty Council and the Dean’s Office on issues of governance and faculty leadership development. He also represents the Dean on the Provost’s Diversity Council, working with leaders from other schools to advise the university’s administration on faculty diversity matters, and implementing the university's strategic diversity resources to further support Steinhardt's commitment to inclusion, equity, and diversity.
Dean McIlwain is an Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication whose current research focuses on digital media, Internet social networks, and racial justice movements. He holds a B.S. in Family Psychology from Oklahoma Baptist University, a Master’s of Human Relations (M.H.R.), and a Ph.D. in Communication, both from the University of Oklahoma. Charlton McIlwain's complete faculty bio