David L. Humphrey Jr., Ph.D., M.Div., MA (he, him, his) is a jazz and justice-loving scholar-practitioner, who is guided by a radical love ethic. He currently serves as the Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the School of Education at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Lecturer at the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education at the University of Michigan.
In his current role, David is responsible for providing vision and leadership to the diversity, inclusion, justice, and equity (dije) strategic plan for the SOE. This includes making policy and curricular recommendations, developing training and development opportunities, and consulting with colleagues to ensure the SOE is positioned to equip the next generation of educational and community leaders with the cognitive and affective tools to lead in an increasingly diverse and global society.
Having the heart of a practitioner, the mind of a scholar, and the spirit of an entrepreneur, Dr. Humphrey has worked with higher education institutions in both public and private sectors to enhance capacity to leverage equity, inclusion, justice, and diversity as technologies vital to building and sustaining a thriving campus community. David 's research interests sit at the nexus of curriculum theory, womanist thought, and hermeneutic philosophy. His dissertation work entitled, "In the Wake of Our Womanist Foremothers: Resistance as Signif(y)er Among Self-Identified Womanist Scholars in Higher Education," investigated the ways self-identified Womanist scholars who are faculty members in four-year postsecondary institutions signify resistance in their curriculum and pedagogy. His current work explores the theoretical and practical implications of teaching as Black bodied testimony for curriculum theorizing and teaching.