Writing Your DEI Statement



Starback, Molly


event sponsored by

Office of Postdoctoral Services &

Graduate School


Academic Job Search Series


Garth A. Fowler, PhD

Many employers - not just colleges and universities - have made a commitment to hiring and retaining a diverse and inclusive staff. As part of that approach, many job applications ask that you include a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement (or DEI Statement) in your application materials. But what exactly is a DEI statement, and what goes in it? We will address these and other questions in this workshop on Writing Your DEI Statement. Speaker: Garth A. Fowler, PhD, is a recognized leader in professionaldevelopment and training of the STEM workforce. As the former Program Managerfor Science Careers, a faculty member and director of a graduate trainingprogram at Northwestern University, and the Associate Executive Director forEducation at American Psychological Association, he has hosted hundreds ofworkshops on professional development, career exploration, and jobsearching. He received his BA in psychology from the College of Wooster,and his PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Washington, andcompleted his postdoctoral training at The Salk Institute for BiologicalStudies.