President's Office

Michelle Cromwell

Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence and Chief Diversity Officer

e michelle.cromwell@regiscollege.edu
t 781-768-7434

Education

PhD, Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Nova Southeastern University, 2006

MS, Dispute Resolution, Nova Southeastern University, 2001

BS, Social Work, University of the West Indies, Trinidad, 1998

Experience

Michelle Cromwell is an equity, diversity, and inclusion scholar-practitioner, conflict coach, and dialogue facilitator. In addition to her Equity, Diversity and Inclusion work at Regis, she serves as an independent consultant and expert reviewer with emphasis on conflict resolution, crisis management, and diversity and inclusion. She has presented many papers at national and international conferences and is a member of Professional Organizations including American Evaluation Association, National Association for Diversity Officers in Higher Education, Association for Conflict Resolution, and National Association for Multicultural Education. Her research is focused on using decolonizing methodologies to build trust and allow for reconciliation where there is historic prejudice, misuse of power, and race or class based privilege.

Publications

Cromwell, M. M. 2015. Racism: The challenge of dismantling lies in the dilemma of definition. In Encyclopedia of Diversity and Social Justice. Sherwood Thompson (ed.) Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield

Cromwell, M. M., W. Vogele. 2009. Nonviolent action, trust and building a culture of peace. In Handbook on Building Cultures of Peace. Joseph De Viera (ed.) Boston: Springer Press

Presentations

Cromwell, M. M. Stories from within: Dismantling Institutional racism using peacemaking circles. 9th International Conference on Equality and Diversity. Nicosia, Cyprus. July 2016.

Cromwell, M. M. Stories from within: Dismantling Institutional racism using peacemaking circles. Annual diversity challenge: race, culture, and social justice. Boston College. Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Boston, Massachusetts, October 2015

Cromwell, M. M. PARENT: Partnerships for Antiracism Education to Nurture Transracial adoptions. Annual diversity challenge: race, culture, and social justice. Boston College. Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Boston, Massachusetts, October 2015.

Cromwell, M. M. Transacting Trust in Turbulent Organizations. Annual Conference of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR). New Orleans, Louisiana, September 2012.

Editing/Expert Reviewer

Expert Reviewer, Equality, diversity and inclusion: An international journal, 2017: “Workplace integration: The lived experiences of highly-­skilled migrants in Australia.”

Expert Reviewer, Equality, diversity and inclusion: An international journal, 2015: "Barriers to career progression for BME support workers."

Research

Examining how storytelling can be used to dismantle and disrupt, how people experience high power differentials, prejudice, and privilege in institutions and communities. The methodology includes indigenous storytelling and other decolonizing methodologies to build trust and enable participants to use multiple intelligences. Research presented at the 9th International Conference on Equality and Diversity. Nicosia, Cyprus July 2016, and will become part of a community collaborative film series.

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