INSIGHT Into Diversity is excited to welcome to its Editorial Board Gretchel Hathaway, PhD, the dean of diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at Union College in New York.
In her current role, Hathaway is responsible for leading the college’s strategic plan diversity initiatives with Union College board of trustees, faculty, and administrators, as well as supervising the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life in regard to inclusive excellence. Her responsibilities also include implementing the college’s search guidelines policy, developing procedures for grievance and mediation settlements, and serving on the review board for faculty tenure and promotion.
“We are honored to welcome Dr. Hathaway to the INSIGHT Into Diversity Editorial Board,” says Lenore Pearlstein, co-publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. “Her experience in higher education administration, along with her deep commitment to the work of diversity and inclusion, provide her a special understanding of the issues faced by diverse institutions.”
In addition, Hathaway teaches in the sociology department at Union College, and her research interests include diversity and inclusion in higher education, as well as physical and sexual abuse. She has presented at a number of diversity, multicultural, and Title IX workshops for organizations such as the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) and the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE), among others, as well as at various colleges and universities.
Hathaway is also a published author. In 2016, she released a historical fiction book based on the true story of escaped slave Mosey Viney and his relationship with Union College President Eliphalet Nott, who headed the institution from 1804 to 1866.
She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Manhattanville College, a master’s degree in psychology from Yeshiva University, and a doctorate in social work from the University of Pittsburgh.