Dr. Lisa M. Coleman
Senior Vice President for Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation and Chief Diversity OfficerCompany: New York University
Role: DEF Session
Dr. Lisa M. Coleman is New York University’s (NYU) inaugural Senior Vice President for Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation and Chief Diversity Officer. In this role, she is responsible for advancing strategic global inclusion, belonging and innovation initiatives across NYU’s global campus and schools. Prior to NYU, Dr. Coleman served as the first Chief Diversity Officer and Special Assistant to the President at Harvard University, 2010-2017. She earned her doctorate in Social and Cultural Analysis, American Studies from NYU and three master’s degrees from the Ohio State University in African and African American Studies; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and Communication Studies. Her undergraduate foci were sociology/anthropology and computer science.