I am pleased to showcase the diversity, knowledge base, and educational programming by and for Steinhardt faculty and staff on issues related to creating an institutional climate that values diversity, equity, inclusion, and professional development.
As Associate Dean of Faculty Development and Diversity, I hope you will find our combined faculty, school and scholarly community efforts of interest and useful to creating more inclusive climates in your own contexts.
This office and position were created in 2015 by Dean Dominic Brewer in response to faculty requests for more attention to diversity and development initiatives. Dr. Charlton McIlwain, served as the inaugural Associate Dean from 2015 to 2017. We thank him for his visionary efforts that created a number of significant contributions and strategic program building for the core elements of this office.
Some of the pillars of the development and diversity work developed since 2015 include members of our advisory Diversity Council, Knowledge Partner sessions designed to bring more educational best practices on issues of equity, diversity and inclusion to NYU faculty and staff, as well as our unique faculty pipeline program known as Faculty First Look Scholars, a competitive program that trains advanced doctoral students across the nation on how to prepare for the faculty and research job market. This office is supported by the efforts of Associate Director of Faculty Development and Diversity Usheevii King, J.D.
My mission is to keep NYU-Steinhardt at the forefront of the best diversity-related strategies and practices for promoting a climate of equity, inclusion, social change and professional development that benefit all faculty. These efforts are not solely of one office but of many individuals across the school dedicated to these principles.