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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 Excellence. A member of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, she works with university leaders and faculty members to develop and refine inclusive and socially just teaching approaches and skills. She serves all three campuses by providing resources, consultation services, and various kinds of 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 an independent school, participating in her sorority’s activities, assisting with church liturgies, and exploring Chicago, cooking, and dancing with her family.

Cheryl’s favorite quote:

“Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Philippians 4:8

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