• Jeffrey Coleman

    Dr. Jeffrey K. Coleman

    Deputy Chief Diversity Officer

    Jeffrey K. Coleman joined Kennesaw State University as the Deputy Chief Diversity Officer on June 1, 2020. Previously Dr. Coleman served as the inaugural director of the Multicultural Center and adjunct faculty in the departments of Sociology and African American studies at Georgia State University (GSU). Prior to GSU, Dr. Coleman was the assistant director for multicultural affairs and had oversight over the Multicultural Resource Center at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). He also managed cultural themed houses and served as the coordinator of the Promoting Respect for Inclusive Diversity in Education pre-orientation and year-long mentoring program for first-year students who were first-generation and from underrepresented backgrounds at Trinity College in Harford, Connecticut.

    Dr. Coleman has an extensive background working in multicultural affairs and student affairs managing multicultural centers; implementing minority male learning communities; creating mentoring programs for first year, first generation and minority male students; developing support services for students (particularly from traditionally under-served and underrepresented communities); providing academic and immigration-related advising and support for international students; and advising cultural affinity/identity-based student organizations. His additional experiences supporting students, faculty, and staff include developing workshops and trainings, chairing university initiatives, development of strategic plans, and managing federal and state funded grants which position him to introduce innovative ways to bridge diversity and inclusion practice alongside the curriculum.

    Dr. Coleman is a native of Bloomfield, Connecticut. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Studies and Cultural Studies from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a Master of Science in Counseling with a Concentration in Student Development in Higher Education from Central Connecticut State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy Studies from Trinity College (Hartford, CT).

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      Erica Brown

      Diversity Specialist 

      Erica Brown joined the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in August 2017 as an Administrative Associate II. She assumed the position of Diversity Specialist in September 2019 having worked closely with KSU’s six Presidential Commissions and ODI’s Faculty Fellows Program. Erica has experience in diversity programming while creating healthy relationships with several internal and external constituents within the KSU community.

      Brown earned a Bachelor’s in Communications from Savannah State University in 2014 and a Master’s in Human Resources from Central Michigan University in 2017. Erica has a passion for bringing together individuals to create supportive environments that is inclusive of all backgrounds.