George M. Jaffin Professor of Law and Social Responsibility and Director of the Center for Institutional and Social Change
Susan Sturm is the George M. Jaffin Professor of Law and Social Responsibility and the founding director of the Center for Institutional and Social Change at Columbia Law School.
areas of teaching and research include institutional change, structural inequality in employment and higher education, diversity and innovation, employment discrimination, public law remedies, conflict resolution, and civil procedure.
has published numerous articles, case studies books on "the architecture of inclusion," institutional change, transformative leadership, workplace equality, legal education, and inclusion and diversity in higher education.
collaborates with a wide variety of organizations and networks involved in initiatives aimed at increasing full participation, including Syracuse University
, Imagining America
, Rutgers Future Scholars
(Liberal Arts Diversity Officers), University of Michigan
, the American Commonwealth Project, the Reentry Education Network
, the Criminal Justice Consortium
at Columbia University, the Kirwan Institute, and Harvard Business School
Professor Sturm was one of the architects of the 2008 national conference on The Future of Diversity and Opportunity in Higher Education.
is currently co-chairing a working group on Transformative Leadership, as part of a Ford Foundation-funded project on Building Knowledge for Social Justice.
Susan is also currently the principal investigator on a Ford Foundation grant awarded to develop the architecture of inclusion in higher education.