As the dean of Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, Gretchel Hathaway leads strategic plan diversity initiatives with the board of trustees, faculty and administrators.
In addition, she supervises the Office of Intercultural Affairs, which focuses on designing programming and workshops for students. She is also responsible for implementing the College’s affirmative action policy and developing procedures for grievance and mediation settlements.
She serves on the review board of all faculty tenure and promotion cases.
Hathaway has presented diversity, multicultural and Title IX programs at other higher education institutions, including Swarthmore, Colgate, Manhattanville, Skidmore and the University of Pittsburgh, as well as for organizations such as the College and University Professional Association and the National Association of Social Workers
She teaches in the Sociology Department. Her research interests include diversity and inclusivity in higher education, child physical and sexual abuse, teenage abuse, marital rape and spousal abuse.
Hathaway holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Manhattanville College, Harrison, N.Y., a master’s degree in psychology from Yeshiva University, N.Y., and a Ph.D. in social work from the University of Pittsburgh.