Towards a Model of Inclusive Excellence: Promising Practices for Advancing Faculty Diversity

Damon Williams is a nationally recognized scholar, administrator, and educator in the areas of diversity, inclusion, and organizational change in higher education. He has worked with over 200 other colleges and universities and is known for his expertise in the area of diversity opportunities and challenges facing small, liberal arts institutions. In this presentation [pdf] (beginning at 5:00), he specifically addresses these challenges in relation to faculty diversity. Williams' research on chief diversity officers and inclusive excellence have been featured in publications such as About Campus, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Inside Higher Education, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Diversity Factor, Strategic Diversity & Inclusion Magazine, and others. His forthcoming book is A Matter of Excellence, Strategic Diversity Leadership in the Academy. He currently holds the position of vice provost for diversity and climate at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.