University of Texas at Austin associate professor Dr. Richard Reddick has been named the College of Education’s inaugural Associate Dean for Equity, Community Engagement and Outreach.
In his new role, Reddick will lead and focus support of the college’s initiatives to advance a culture of social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion among faculty, staff and student. He also will chair the college’s Inclusion & Diversity committee and serve as one of the college’s Title IX liaisons.
As a faculty member and leader in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, Reddick coordinates the Program in Higher Education Leadership and has courtesy appointments in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, and the Warfield Center for African and African American Studies. He also serves as co-chair of the university’s Council for Racial and Ethnic Equity and Diversity (CREED), a faculty fellow in the Institute for Urban Policy Research and a member of the Strategic Enrollment Management Faculty Working Group.
Additionally, Reddick has been assistant director of the Plan II Honors Program since 2014, and served on the steering committee and as Education Working Group co-chair of the Mayor’s Task Force on Institutional Racism and Structural Inequity (IRSI) for the City of Austin.
Among Reddick’s research focus areas are mentoring and developmental relationships between faculty and Black students; the experiences of Black faculty and faculty of color at predominantly White institutions; and work-life balance in academia. His research has been published in the Harvard Educational Review and the American Educational Research Journal and featured on PBS, NPR and in the Associated Press.
Reddick, a former Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune College Week champion, has a bachelor’s degree in Plan II with a concentration in African-American studies from UT Austin. He’s also an alumnus of Harvard University, where he earned a master’s degree in administration, planning and social policy and a doctorate in higher education.