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Director of Inclusive Teaching Excellence,
Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Cheryl R. Richardson,



Cheryl R. Richardson is Director of Inclusive Teaching and Faculty. A member of Academic Affairs and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, she works with university leaders and faculty members to develop and refine inclusive and socially just approaches to teaching and learning. She serves all three campuses by providing resources, consultation services, and programming.

Immediately before joining Adler, Dr. Richardson was the Director of Inclusive Teaching Initiatives at the University of Chicago, where she developed programs to improve the mentoring of graduate students, taught courses on university teaching, and collaborated with various stakeholders to promote, develop, and practice inclusive teaching. She worked in similar roles at the University of Delaware and Georgetown University.

She has additional experience as a researcher and administrator – addressing professional development, curriculum development, and academic program development – at Stanford University and in nongovernmental organizations in Kenya and Uganda. She earned a Ph.D. in Education at Stanford University in 2001.

In her spare time, Dr. Richardson enjoys serving on the board of the POD Network, contributing to her sorority’s community service activities, assisting with church liturgies, traveling, and exploring Chicago.

Cheryl’s favorite quote:

“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”
— Maya Angelou

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