Client Testimonials

“I believe DiversityEdu is the best online tool in the field. Leaders from several divisions at San Diego State worked closely with Alison Akant to develop a course for our faculty search committees. Alison proved extremely knowledgeable and attentive to the needs and goals unique to our campus and role in the state of California. DiversityEdu is an important resource for our faculty search committees in their mission to recruit and retain superior faculty and challenge misconceptions surrounding diversity.”

Aaron Bruce

Chief Diversity Officer San Diego State University

“Institutions of higher learning must have reliable, relevant and research-based resources with which to best prepare students for a more challenging global economy. As geographic boundaries rapidly diminish, higher education must be more intentional and innovative in delivering on the idea of diversity as a mission imperative. DiversityEdu is a much appreciated resource, leading diversity initiatives by better preparing academic communities to best serve society at large. This program utilizes innovation, extensive research, best practices, and high quality designs to assist deliver applications for diversity training.”

Clinton J. Normore

Director of Diversity ​A.T. Still University of Health Science

“At the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the vision of Inclusive Illinois means valuing and respecting the many voices, ideas, and perspectives that faculty, staff, and students each bring to the campus community. In 2014, to help realize that vision, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Access and our faculty diversity committee evaluated DiversityEdu rigorously and positively. Over 600 members of our faculty have now taken the course, and we are introducing a student version of DiversityEdu for the 2015-16 academic year. We have received valuable assistance from DiversityEdu in realizing our vision of Inclusive Illinois.”

Menah Pratt-Clarke

Vice Chancellor for Diversity University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Expert Endorsements

“As a sociologist, I particularly appreciate the way DiversityEdu makes use of the scholarship on unconscious biases and stereotypes to put together trainings that reflect research and other proven solutions.”

Adia Harvey Winfield

Professor, Department of Sociology Washington University in St. Louis
Author of No More Invisible Man

“As the higher education enterprise continues to struggle with the drastic underrepresentation of faculty and administrative diversity in our ranks, DiversityEdu offers a practical, research- based approach to address this ongoing dilemma. Colleges and universities frequently present diversity as a core value of their institutions. DiversityEdu provides an opportunity to move towards the realization of that value through the personal involvement of members of the academic community. This is a program that forward-looking institutions will embrace.”

Reginald Wilson

Senior Scholar Emeritus American Council of Education