Portrait of Chandani Patel

Chandani Patel

Director, Global Diversity Education, Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation, New York University

Chandani provides strategic direction for the global diversity education area within the Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation. She focuses particularly on creating inclusive teaching and learning environments for students, faculty, and staff and is committed to advancing a more equitable higher education landscape. Chandani has presented and facilitated numerous workshops and presentations on inclusive teaching, learner-centered teaching, active learning, metacognition, critical self-awareness, and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education contexts. She is also an equity coach with the Every Learner Everywhere Network and serves as the co-chair for the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA)’s Academic Council. Chandani holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Chicago as well as a B.A. in Comparative Literature and an M.A. in Humanities and Social Thought from New York University.