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  • Gwendolyn Jordan Dungy

    Dr. Dungy has been consulting since 2012. Before that she served as the Executive director of NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education from 1995-2012. In this role she was a spokesperson and national advocate for students and student affairs in higher education.

    Before joining NASPA, Dr. Dungy was associate director of the Curriculum and Faculty Development Network and coordinator of the National Diversity Network at the Association of American Colleges & Universities. Previously, she was a senior administrator at the County College of Morris (NJ), Montgomery College (MD), and Catonsville Community College (MD), and a counseling faculty member at St. Louis Community College (MO). Dr. Dungy serves on a number of boards and is licensed as a psychologist, nationally certified counselor and career counselor.

    Caryn McTighe Musil

    Dr. Musil has a long and distinguished career in higher education. She is the Senior Scholar and Director of Civic Learning and Democracy at the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Until November, 2012, she was the Senior Vice President of Office of Diversity, Equity, and Global Initiatives. Under her leadership, the office mobilized powerful and overlapping educational reform movements involving civic, diversity, global learning, women’s issues, and personal and social responsibility. Dr. Musil has special expertise in curriculum and faculty development, which she applies through a variety of programming.

    Dr. Musil is currently directing a multi-project national initiative, called Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement. Dr. Musil also leads a new project specifically targeting humanities courses in community colleges as sources for illuminating issues of democracy, equity, and responsible engagement. she has directed a series of campus-based global learning projects, and is currently involved with a Luce Foundation-funded project, General Education for a Global Century. For the past ten years, Dr. Musil has also served on the steering committee of the International Consortium for Higher Education, Civic Responsibility, and Democracy in partnership with the Council of Europe. In addition, Dr. Musil serves as Director of the Program on the Status and Education of Women. In 2005, Dr. Musil received the Donna Shavlik Award for Sustained and Continuing Commitment to Women’s Advancement in Higher Education.

    The Center for Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education

    The Center for Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education (CDIHE) is housed in the College of Education at University of Maryland, College Park. CDIHE serves as a national center for research, policy, professional standards, and consultation for universities across the country and abroad on critical issues related to equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice in higher education. CDIHE is composed of an executive director, a director, two postdoctoral fellows, an office manager, and a graduate assistant. The Center draws expertise from a large pool of affiliate faculty that includes nationally and internationally recognized scholars, practitioners, administrators, and thought leaders from higher education institutions and national associations.

    Roger L. Worthington

    CDIHE’s Executive Director, Dr. Roger Worthington is a nationally recognized scholar, administrator, and thought leader on diversity in higher education. He has served as the senior institutional diversity officer for two major research institutions: the University of Missouri, and the University of Maryland. He was a founding member of the board of directors for the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE); has received three prestigious Ford Foundation Grants through the Difficult Dialogues Initiative; was the founding board chair for the Difficult Dialogues National Resource Center (DDNRC); editor of the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education; and has conducted or consulted on more than a dozen distinct campus climate studies on seven different college and university campuses. Dr. Worthington is also a measurement specialist, with refereed publications on scale development, psychometrics, statistical techniques, and the development of instruments to measure a variety of diversity-related constructs.

  • Contact Us

    Please contact Melanie Hart, Vice President of Institutional Strategy for Social Justice, with any questions or concerns.

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