Lisa Sonia Taylor started as the inaugural Assistant Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Affinity Relations at Washington College of Law in August 2019. She has worked in Higher Education for over 17 years, including as an Instructor of Law and Director of Inclusion and Diversity Education at Saint Louis University School of Law and most recently as the Managing Director of the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center at Howard University School of Law.
She has also served as the Director of Development at Ohio Northern University College of Law and Assistant Dean for Admissions at Florida A&M University College of Law. Lisa regularly speaks on matters of diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice to companies, bar associations, and educational institutions. She focuses on practical strategies for creating inclusive environments where diverse members have an equal opportunity to succeed and thrive. ?In 2018, the Missouri Lawyer’s Media honored Lisa as one of 20 lawyers who are “significantly advancing diversity, inclusion and the dignity of all people in Missouri’s legal profession and in communities in which exceptional legal work impacts justice for all.” Lisa obtained her B.A. from the University of Toronto and her J.D. from Howard University School of Law.