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5 Questions with Dr. Lisa Coleman
Join Dr. Lisa Coleman, NYU's inaugural senior vice president for global inclusion, diversity, and strategic innovation, and the University’s chief diversity officer, in conversation with Student Government Chair Jakiyah Bradley (GAL '20). Learn about current leadership on diversity, equity, and inclusion, current events and challenges, and future goals to fully align NYU's values and practices.
About Dr. Coleman
Dr. Lisa Coleman, Senior Vice-President for Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation and Chief Diversity Officer at (NYU) New York University. Reporting to the President, Dr. Coleman works to advance, promote, and build capacity for strategic global inclusion, diversity, equity, belonging and strategic innovation initiatives across NYU globally including campuses in New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi, NYU’s other thirteen sites, and numerous global centers.
Prior to NYU, Dr. Coleman served as the first Chief Diversity Officer and Special Assistant to the President at Harvard University. During her tenure, she and her team developed some of the first initiatives focused on the intersections of technology, disability, and access. Currently, Dr. Coleman continues to advise and consult with University and C-Suite leaders globally and sits on various national and international boards. Her current research focuses on the intersections of innovation, inclusion, science and technology, art and humanities, data analytics, and digitization for diverse cultures globally.