Dr. Daleah Goodwin, Professor of History, has accepted the role of Director of DEI Initiatives at Warren Wilson College. This position is a foundational step towards creating permanent and effective structures to support diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Under the guidance and direction of the President of the College and the VP of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Strategy/Chief Diversity Officer-Cabinet Level (search to begin Fall 2020), the Director of DEI Initiatives will lead the development and implementation of proactive diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in support of the College’s strategic plan to create a learning and working environment where all have an opportunity to succeed. The position is designed to assist in the efforts toward building and sustaining a diverse and culturally vibrant campus. The Director of DEI Initiatives reports directly to the President of the College, until such time as a VP of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Strategy/Chief Diversity Officer-Cabinet Level is appointed, and will work closely with the Director of WIDE in Student Life.
Dr. Goodwin (she/her/hers) is beginning her fifth year as Professor of History in the Department of History, Political Science and Economics. Her scholarly interests lie at the intersection of U.S. History, African American Studies and History and Women’s History. She attended the Florida A&M University for undergraduate and graduate study and completed her Ph.D. in History with a specialization in Women and Gender Studies and African American Studies at the University of Georgia. In addition to teaching, Dr. Goodwin is working on a book manuscript entitled Sisterly Affections: The Work of Miss Hallie Quinn Brown which examines the organizational activism of 19th and 20th-century Black women. Dr. Goodwin is personally committed to education and believes that education can positively impact the quality of one’s life.