Susan Sturm

Susan P. Sturm

Founding Director at The Center for Institutional and Social Change

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Experience

George M. Jaffer Professor of Law and Social Responsibility and Director  - Columbia University

Education

Columbia Law School

B.A.  - 

B.A.  - Brown University

J.D.  - 

J.D.  - Yale Law School

Affiliations

Advisory Board Member  - The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Advisory Board Member  - Lee Wexler

Board Member  - Boys Hope Girls Hope

Advisory Board Member  - WorkLife Law

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Susan Sturm
George M. Jaffin Professor of Law and Social Responsibility and Founding Director of the Center for Institutional and Social Change, Columbia Law School Sturm's work focuses on advancing full participation and collective impact in higher education, education and reentry, legal education, and institutional change. She collaborates with a wide variety of higher education and community based organizations and networks involved in initiatives aimed at increasing full participation, including the Imagining America, LADO (Liberal Arts Diversity Officers), Creating Connections Consortium (C3), New York Reentry Education Network, and Harvard Business School, and the Yale Law Journal. She is the principal investigator for a Ford Foundation grant, in collaboration with the New York Reentry Education, called "Community Renewal Through Reentry Education Network Development," and is an architect and co-leader of C3-a Mellon-funded initiative to diversify the faculty as part of advancing full participation in liberal arts colleges.

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Susan Sturm
Professor of Law and Social Responsibility; 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. She has published numerous articles, case studies, and books on full participation, "the architecture of inclusion," institutional change, transformative leadership, workplace equality, legal education, and inclusion and diversity in higher education. Sturm is the principal investigator for a Ford Foundation grant awarded to increase higher education access and success for underserved communities. She works with numerous research and educational organizations and networks seeking to build the knowledge and capacity needed to advance full participation and exercise leadership in addressing important problems. She is currently co-leading, with Tim Eatman, a full participation project with Imaging America. She is part of the leadership team of Mellon-funded initiative called Creating Connections Consortium, aimed at increasing faculty diversity in liberal arts colleges. Professor Sturm is the principal author of an amicus brief filed in Fisher v. University of Texas on behalf of Imagining America, Campus Compact, the National League of Cities, and a group of higher education and community leaders committed to full participation. She has co-chaired, with Nancy Cantor, a working group on Transformative Leadership, as part of a Ford Foundation-funded project on Building Knowledge for Social Justice. Her research on strategies for facilitating constructive multi-racial interaction in police training is featured on the Racetalks website, www.racetalks.org. In 2007, she received the Presidential Teaching Award for Outstanding Teaching at Columbia.

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Susan Sturm
Susan Sturm 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. Her 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. She 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. She 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, LADO (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. She 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.

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