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Tiffany Speaks

Senior Director, Center for Diversity & Inclusion
Center for Diversity and Inclusion

  • Additional Positions at AU

    Strategic Planning Steering Committee, member
    Adjunct Instructor, School of Education Teaching and Health
    Adjunct Instructor, School of Public Affairs
  • Ms. Tiffany Speaks joined AU in 2007 and began as Senior Director of the Center for Diversity & Inclusion in August 2012. Prior to American University, Tiffany worked at the University of Oklahoma as director of the Women's Outreach Center and an adjunct instructor; formerly, she also served as an Assistant Editor for Newsweek Japan. At AU Ms Speaks worked previously as the Director of Multicultural Affairs and has taught as an adjunct instructor at AU in the School of Education Teaching and Health and School of Public Affairs. Her area of research is gender, cultural identity, education and public policy. Ms. Speaks enjoys working with students and appreciates the opportunity to share her own passions around intersections of identity. With a love of languages and travel, Ms. Speaks has spent at least one month on 6 of the 7 continents, and she recently met her goal of visiting her continent #7, Antarctica.
  • Degrees

    B.A. Duke University M.A. Stanford University M.S. Columbia University
  • Favorite Spot on Campus:

    ISSS patio

    Book Currently Reading:

    The Difference: How the power of diversity creates better groups, firms, schools, and societies by Scott E. Page

  • Cntr for Diversity & Inclusion
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Research Interests

 Cultural Identity, Gender, Education and Public Policy