Q & A: New Program in Higher Ed Administration Highlights Social Justice Concentration

GSEHD professor Dwayne Kwaysee Wright described how and why the new program was developed.

July 15, 2022

The historical record shows that higher education in the United States was designed primarily to benefit white males, with others often entirely excluded. Though access to colleges and universities has widened over time, effects of the inequalities built into the initial design are still clearly visible. How should today’s administrators and faculty confront this reality?

For graduate students interested in learning how they can offer greater support for students, faculty and staff members, especially those who have been historically marginalized, GSEHD is offering a new master’s program in higher education administration with a concentration on social justice.

GW Today asked Dwayne Kwaysee Wright, assistant professor of higher education administration and director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives for GSEHD, to discuss the new program.

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