Faculty at the University of Michigan (U-M) have historically made significant contributions to excellence through their commitments to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). These contributions have been made through excellence in scholarly inquiry related to DEI, inclusive teaching and mentoring, as well as impactful service and engagement that has provided greater access and opportunity.

Since 2019, 19 professors have been recognized by the U-M regents for their contributions in these areas. The U-M University Diversity & Social Transformation Professorship both honors and builds upon the University’s legacy of faculty commitment to and achievement in DEI. The professorship is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, and jointly administered by the National Center for Institutional Diversity and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Learn more about how some of these outstanding scholars are impacting policy and practice and inspiring transformation:

The "Inspiring Transformation" series was created and curated by the Center for Academic Innovation and the NCID.