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Dr. Adrienne Lyles, JD

Executive Director for Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator, University of Cincinnati

Dr. Adrienne Lyles serves as Executive Director for Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator at the University of Cincinnati and manages UC’s comprehensive response to concerns related to discrimination and harassment as well as equal opportunity planning. Dr. Lyles completed her undergraduate degrees in Philosophy and English at Iowa State University. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder; her areas of specialization include feminist philosophy, existentialism, and intersectionality. Dr. Lyles earned her J.D. from Notre Dame Law School and is licensed to practice law in Indiana. 

Prior to arriving at UC, Dr. Lyles was Associate Director of Equal Opportunity, Senior Deputy Title IX Coordinator, and Associate Teaching Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Iowa State University. At Iowa State, Dr. Lyles was responsible for policy, procedure, and processes related to non-discrimination as well as affirmative action planning. Dr. Lyles has taught philosophy at the University of San Diego and Saint Mary’s College (Indiana), served as department head of an interdisciplinary social justice education program, and was attorney/owner of a law firm in South Bend, Indiana. 

You can find Dr. Lyles’ article, “Title IX Investigations: The Importance of Training Investigators in Evidence-Based Approaches to Interviewing,” co-authored with Dr. Christian Meissner, in the Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. Dr. Lyles’ current research areas include remediating stereotypes in workplace investigations and investigative interviewing best practice. Dr. Lyles has co-authored a forthcoming book chapter on Title IX investigations to be published by Springer Press.