Dawn Lee, Ph.D.

Dr. Dawn Lee, Interim Chief Diversity OfficerInterim Chief Diversity Officer

email: dawn.lee@sjsu.edu
phone: (408) 924-8168

Dawn Lee, Ph.D. (she/they) is Interim Chief Diversity Officer at San Jose State University. She is an educator, professional development specialist, and equity consultant and talent coach. Her joys are helping people and groups grow and transform into confident, skillful, and more powerful agents of change.

As the Founder of Abundant Strategies Collective, she has spent over 20 years accompanying and guiding organizations through DEIB strategic planning and development, change management, delivering custom equity-minded leadership training for teams, and coaching diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging-minded professionals. She is a Gallup Cliftonstrengths Certified Coach, an INIFAC Certified Virtual Facilitator, and uses Organizational and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC) methodology from CRR Global. She holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies and an M.A. in American Studies. 

Her prior roles include Faculty Director of Professional Development at De Anza College, Interim Associate Dean of Students at UC Berkeley, Director of Asian Pacific American Student Development at UC Berkeley, Director of The Cultural Centers (The Intercultural Center and the Gender & Sexuality Center) at the University of San Francisco, Associate Director for the Center for Multicultural Learning at Santa Clara University, and Activities Coordinator of the MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center at San Jose State University. As an educator, she has taught classes in Asian American Studies, Sociology, and graduate-level courses in Higher Education Student Affairs. 

More about her at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dawnleephd/