Dr. Katrina Wade-Golden is the Deputy Chief Diversity Officer for the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI) and Director of Implementation for the Campuswide Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategic Plan. She brings over 25 years of administrative and research experience working with complex longitudinal datasets and has broad expertise leading research and strategy engagements in the corporate, higher education, and non-profit sectors, utilizing a wide range of qualitative and quantitative techniques. Dr. Wade-Golden possesses particular expertise in the areas of measurement, questionnaire design, social psychology, organizational dynamics, institutional diversity, and complex data analyses.
Her research interests are in the areas of organizational behavior and management, strategic planning, leadership development, change management, the impact of diversity and affirmative action on organizations, conflict resolution, stress, and work-family conflict.
She has published numerous articles, essays, monographs, and reports in these areas, and has published a book (2013), The Chief Diversity Officer: Strategy, Structure, and Change Management (co-authored with Damon A. Williams), that chronicles the work of an ongoing research project focused on Chief Diversity Officers at nearly 800 institutions across the country, and is the first publication to fully explicate the role of chief diversity officers in higher education.
Dr. Wade-Golden has presented at hundreds of national, regional, and local conferences on issues related to diversity and multiculturalism, organizational change, gender, racism, and affirmative action. She holds the PhD and Masters of Science degrees in Industrial/ Organizational (I/O) Psychology from Wayne State University, and a BA degree from the University of Michigan in Psychology, with an emphasis in human resources and organizational development. Dr. Wade-Golden has consulted to a wide array of higher education, private sector, and corporate institutions.