Chanel Ward is a person-centered, results-driven, social justice educator, and organizational culture consultant with approximately 10-years of higher education experience as both an administrator and faculty member. Chanel has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level, within the Department of Black Studies and within the Humanistic Multicultural Education Program within the State University of New York at New Paltz.
This foundation coupled with a certification as a Professional Coach (CPC), has allowed Chanel to partner with numerous institutions, across industries, to develop equity-forward communities. Named a “Diversity Champion” (December 2016), by the Fairfield and Westchester Business Journal, Chanel has a clear passion to support community engagement and guide institutions to greater systems of equity.
Chanel is the inaugural Assistant Dean of Diversity within Tisch working in partnership with the Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation.