The Profiles of Inclusive Excellence series features in-depth conversations with faculty and staff members from across campus—highlighting their work and research. The format of the virtual session is a one-on-one interview with Heather E. Burton, associate vice president and senior director for faculty and institutional diversity, as host.
This talk will feature Adrianne M. Crawford Fletcher, assistant professor and associate dean for equity and belonging at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.
Fletcher returned to the Mandel School July 1 after one year of government service as the inaugural director of diversity, equity and inclusion at the Supreme Court of Ohio. In her Supreme Court role, she served as the primary lead for creating, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating programs related to issues such as race, ethnicity, culture, region, religious or spiritual beliefs, disability, age, gender, transgender, sexual orientation and gender identity within the court system.
In her new associate dean for equity and belonging role at the Mandel School, Fletcher builds upon her previous role as assistant dean for diversity and inclusion by collaboratively leading socially just initiatives that encourage belonging across the Mandel School and the university. She will be responsible for teaching both core foundation social work courses, advanced-practice social work courses and elective courses.
Fletcher recently was appointed vice dean of diversity, equity and inclusive excellence at the School of Medicine. In this role, she engages with the dean, department staff, vice deans and basic science chairs at the school to craft a path toward an environment of belonging and inclusive excellence, aiming to secure a more diverse faculty that can lead to improved patient care.