Senior Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Harvard University
In his current role, Domonic provides leadership and vision for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion at HGSE, in alignment with school-wide priorities. Rollins executes a broad range of strategic and tactical activities related to the identification, development, and delivery of diversity and inclusion initiatives for faculty, students, and staff. A hallmark of his work is translating big ideas about diversity and inclusion into practical solutions and considerations for organizations and interpersonal relationships. Prior to joining HGSE, Rollins was the senior education and training specialist in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Maryland. He earned his PhD in Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy from the University of Maryland–College Park, where his dissertation research investigated how black male administrators navigate racism in higher education. His current research focuses on issues of interpersonal dynamics across social identity differences, structural barriers to inclusive environments, social justice training in universities, and pathways to senior leadership for minoritized university administrators. He also focuses on communication and outreach beyond HGSE. He blogs regularly, speaks to audiences of higher education practitioners, and hosts the Usable Knowledge series “Walking the Talk,” which streams on Facebook and brings essential conversations about identity, equity, and inclusion to a broader audience of educators, parents, and students.