Academic Deans and Directors for Diversity and Inclusion

Academic Deans and Directors for Diversity and Inclusion

The Academic Deans and Directors for Diversity and Inclusion (ADDI) are a core anchor for the diversity and inclusion community of practice at the University of Virginia. This group includes representatives from almost every academic area of the University including the Library and the University's College at Wise. 

ADDI represents a key partnership among each of the schools, the Provost's Office, and the Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. ADDI collaborates on:

  • strategic inclusive excellence planning;
  • key learning events and D&I programming for the University;
  • policy equity reviews;
  • building for a cultural climate of belonging;
  • student, staff, and faculty recruitment, retention, and success; and
  • institutional communications focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).


College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciencies

keisha johnKeisha John, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

A&S DEI Website

School of Architecture

SHEILA CRANESheila Crane, Chair and Associate Professor, Architectural History

SARC Equity + Inclusion Website

Darden School of Business

Martin N. Davidson | Darden Ideas to ActionMartin Davidson, Higgins Professor of Business Administration - Senior Associate Dean & Global Chief Diversity Officer

Experience Darden, Episode 34: An Interview with Christie Julien, Assistant  Dean for Global Diversity, Equity and InclusionChristie Julien, Assistant Dean for Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity at Darden Website

School of Law

Mark JeffersonMark Jefferson, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

Diversity at UVA Law Website

School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

Meara Habashi, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Center for Diversity in Engineering Website

School of Education & Human Development

Q&A: Curry Professor Studies the Most Effective Ways to Teach Math – and  Make It Fun | UVA TodayRobert Berry, Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Samuel Braley Gray Professor of Mathematics Education

Catalina Esguerra, Ph.D. (she/hers) - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion  Programs Manager, School of Education & Human Development - University of  Virginia | LinkedInCatalina Esguerra, Programs Manager - Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Diversity at UVA Education Website

McIntire School of Commerce

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DEI at UVA McIntire Website

School of Nursing

UVA School of Nursing on Twitter: "Exceptional work by an exceptional  human: Congratulations to @UVASON's own Susan Kools, associate dean for  diversity and inclusion, who will be honored Saturday with the 2018Susan Kools, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion & Madge M. Jones Professor in Nursing

IDEA at UVA Nursing Website

School of Medicine

Gregory Townsend, MD | Infectious Diseases | UVAGreg Townsend, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity at UVA Medicine Website

Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy

Jill Rockwell | Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy |  University of VirginiaJill Rockwell, Senior Assistant Dean for Student & Career Services

DEI at UVA Batten Website

School of Data Science
siri russell

Siri Russell, Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Center for Data Ethics and Justice

University Library

Brenda GunnBrenda Gunn, Associate University Librarian for Special Collections & Preservation

DEI at UVA Library Website


UVA College at Wise
Tabitha Smith

Tabitha Smith, Director of Compliance and Inclusion & Title IX Coordinator

Diversity & Inclusion at UVA Wise Website

Center for Teaching Excellence

Dorothe Bach | Center for Teaching ExcellenceDorothe Bach, Associate Director and Professor - General Faculty

Teaching for Equity & Social Justice Website