Stephen Deaderick, PhD (he/him/his) joined the Sam Fox School in July 2021 as the inaugural Assistant Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. In his role, Stephen will help deliver educational programming and trainings about various social justice issues; support community members with resources and one-on-one consultation; ensure diverse hiring and recruitment strategies for students, staff, and faculty; and work with community members to foster inclusive learning and work environments. Stephen is also here as a support system and advocate for students, staff, and faculty who identify as Black, Indigenous, Asian, Latinx/o/a, multiracial/multiethnic, LGBTQ+, international, women, gender non-conforming, first-generation, low socioeconomic status, religious minorities, and other marginalized identities. Stephen is connected with other staff and faculty in the greater University community and can refer students to resources based on their needs, as well.
Stephen strives to be a transparent and synergistic leader and sees his position as impacting long-term culture change in the Sam Fox School. He hopes to meet with many students, staff, faculty, and alumni and always welcomes questions, suggestions, and feedback. You can find Stephen in the Ralph J. Nagel Dean’s Suite in Weil Hall (Rm. 105) or contact him at email@example.com.