As Associate Provost for Diversity & Organizational Development, Dr. Ande Diaz supports the life and work of faculty and staff at Allegheny, providing direct leadership for the implementation of programs to create a welcoming and inclusive campus and to strengthen efforts to diversify the campus community. She is available to discuss ideas and concerns and to develop workshops pertaining to diversity and inclusion to help educators support student success.
In collaboration with individuals and groups across campus, Dr. Diaz leads the work of the Council on Diversity and Equity and sponsors the Sustained Dialogue Institute. In collaboration with the President and the AEC, Dr. Diaz has developed and will continue to oversee the Action Plan for Diversity and Inclusion – an institution-wide strategy to create a welcoming campus for all who live, learn, and work at Allegheny College.
Her research areas include civic engagement, inter-ethnic and racial coalition building, and inter-group dialogue, and she has an enduring interest in promoting educational access for low-income students and minorities. Her work has been published in the Journal of American Ethnic History, the AAC&U publication Diversity and Democracy, and the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning. She serves on the board of The Democracy Imperative, a national network of higher education professionals and community practitioners dedicated to infusing deliberative democracy policies and practices into campus and community decision-making.
Dr. Diaz holds a B.A. from Yale University, an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a Ph.D. in human and organizational development from Fielding Graduate University. She also holds a Certificate in Arts Management from the University of Massachusetts.
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