Dr. Sharon J. Washington has nearly three decades of professional experience in non-profit and higher education leadership. Throughout her career she has engaged in work that helps foster greater equity, inclusion, and opportunity. Dr. Washington has served as Provost and Professor of Education at Spelman College, Interim Provost and Dean of the Faculty at Mills College, Special Assistant to the President for Diversity Initiatives at Bennett College for Women, and Interim Director of Faculty Equity Programs at the University of California Office of the President. Dr. Washington earned a PhD in education at The Ohio State University, MA at Central Michigan University, and a BS at The Ohio State University. Her scholarship is in social justice education and recent writings focus on multicultural alliances and coping with the emotional and intellectual challenges of teaching about social justice.