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Winter 01
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Introducing the New Editor of Diversity Digest: Heather D. Wathington

Heather D. Wathington was recently named as Director of Programs for AAC&U's Office of Diversity, Equity, and Global Initiatives and is the new editor of Diversity Digest. Ms. Wathington, who will complete her Ph.D. this year at the University of Michigan, served as a research associate at the University of Michigan on a grant project entitled, "Preparing College Students for a Diverse Democracy," working to determine cognitive, social, and democratic outcomes for students at ten large public institutions. She also served as the Graduate Research Assistant to the Kellogg Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good designed to strengthen the civic capacity of higher education institutions. Heather went to Michigan after receiving her masters in higher education policy and administration at the University of Pennsylvania and was a religion and English double major at Wellesley College where she graduated in 1992. Heather worked in the private sector for several years before returning to graduate school where she coordinated a mentor program for minority students at the University of Pennsylvania.

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