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Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Staff Profiles

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Arthur Jones, PhD

Interim Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion
303-871-2591 | Email

Art Jones, Ph.D., is a compassionate and accessible leader who has spent the majority of his career in higher education, including nearly three decades at DU, in a variety of roles and positions. The common thread that has run throughout his career has been his effort to understand and challenge the multifaceted ways in which systems of power and privilege diminish the humanity of society's most vulnerable women, men, and children. He has also sought to understand and highlight a seeming paradox: Many of those same vulnerable community members have often been the wisest and most hopeful teachers of effective ways to build a society in which every human being can reach beyond mere survival to become her or his best self.

Tom Romero

Tom I Romero, II, JD, PhD

Assistant Provost for IE Research & Curriculum Initiatives
303-871-7784 | Email

Dr. Tom Romero is an Associate Professor at the DU Sturm College of Law and an Affiliate Faculty of the Department of History, who joins us for the 2013-14 academic year to oversee the implementation of the IRISE initiative. In his role as Assistant Provost, Tom will be working to make the University of Denver one of the premier institutions in the country for the rigorous study of social and institutional inequality. 

Kristin Deal

Kristin L. Deal, PhD

Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion
303-871-2918 | Email

Dr. Kristin Deal is the Director for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) at the University of Denver, and an adjunct professor of Higher Education at the Morgridge College of Education. Dr. Deal, as a scholar-practitioner, is engaged in the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion, with a specific focus on the intersections of race, emotionality, and inclusive pedagogical practices. Utilizing critical race theory, critical whiteness theories, critical emotionality theories, and culturally engaged practices, Dr. Deal's research explores the possibilities of creating welcoming and affirming learning environments for students, faculty, and staff. As Director of ODI, Kristin oversees diverse faculty retention and recruitment, ODI's IMPACT 2025 initiatives, trainings with regard to diversity and inclusion, and serves as liasion to units and departments across campus.