Diversity Initiatives Program Coordinator

About Richard

Haven served at the community college, university, and graduate school levels, Richard Brown brings a decade of higher education experience to his role in Diversity Affairs at the IU School of Medicine. With specializations in leadership development, cultural competency, organizational development, and community engagement, Richard values opportunities to help students define their unique success stories and prepare for excellence in an increasingly diverse world.


Richard’s research interest includes self-efficacy, student development, and critical race theory. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and a Master of Art in Organizational Leadership, both from Lewis University. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership at Gardner-Webb University. External to his work in higher education, Richard leads a nonprofit organization, based in Chicago, who’s focus is on community development and has several signature programs that promote the positive identity development of black males.