Zennon Black

Senior Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Manager at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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Summary

Zennon Black is currently a Ph.D. student at Harvard University, researching the various mechanisms that influence queer (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer+) identified students-of-colors’ educational outcomes within higher education and the role higher education institutions play in the identity development of queer students-of-color. From 2016-2019, Zennon served as the inaugural Senior Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Manager at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In this role, Zennon was charged with developing, implementing, and managing transformative and capacity-building programs for students, faculty, and staff. Zennon’s work and research stretches broadly across the domains of diversity, equity, and inclusion. This included: programs and policies; access, recruitment, and retention; and community engagement. Zennon also works as an independent consultant specializing in developing diversity and inclusion trainings for faculty, students, and staff and program implementation and analysis for higher education and secondary institutions. Zennon proudly hails from the state of Kansas (Kansas City, KS) and earned his Ed.M. in Higher Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and holds dual Bachelors’ of Science in Education and in Exercise Science from the University of Kansas.


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