Assistant Professor, Seattle University
Dr. Paige J. Gardner (she/her/hers) is currently an Assistant Professor of Student Development Administration. Prior to this role, Dr. Gardner served as an Assistant Dean of Students at Loyola University Chicago and has 12 years of experience in crisis management, facilitating diversity & equity trainings, identity development workshops, and professional development retreats for college students, staff, and faculty. Her research agenda centers race/gender-equity in the workplace, the experience of emotional labor at historically White institutions and scholar-practitioner identity development. As a queer, Black, cis-Woman of Color, Dr. Gardner is deeply invested in advocating, empowering, and building solidarity-based coalitions with and for those on the margins of society. Inspired by the African proverb, Ubuntu, “I am, because we are,” Paige builds community, cultivates change, and creates space for others to take lead.