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CIE Night: Ivonne García

the office of community, inclusion, and equity (cie) invites the gilman community to join ivonne garcía.

  • Thursday, April 13, 2023, in Centennial Hall (Please note new date)
  • Light Fare: 5:30 p.m.; Speaker: 6 p.m.

About Ivonne García, Ph.D.

Ivonne García, Ph.D., has more than 20 years of experience working on structural change and DEI initiatives in higher education and currently serves as the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Williams College.

Prior to her current appointment, Dr. García worked at Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), first as the inaugural Senior Instructional Coach for Anti-Racist Pedagogy in the Teaching and Learning Lab, as part of the Anti-Racist Teaching and Advising (ARTA) initiative that began in 2020 to bolster the institution's work in supporting faculty to create thriving learning and advising spaces for all students. Later in her career at HGSE, she was promoted to Associate Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), with a specific focus on staff and faculty development.

Prior to joining HGSE, Dr. García worked as Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer and, as Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and for Faculty Development at small liberal arts colleges, where she also served as a tenured professor of English. Her professional and training work are on inclusive anti-racist practices that interrupt bias in and outside the classroom. Her scholarly and teaching work has focused on the Gothic, nineteenth-century U.S. multi-ethnic literature, journalism, and decolonial transamerican approaches to teaching literature. She holds a bachelor's degree in history and literature of Latin America from Harvard, a master's in education (administration, planning and social policy) from HGSE, and a master's and Ph.D. in English from The Ohio State University. In spring 2022, García taught a course on institutionalizing sustainable anti-racist DEI systems in higher education at HGSE.

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