Lincoln Leadership is pleased to announce Skyller Walkes, PhD has become the Inaugural Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Bias at the Columbia Climate School. Columbia University has established the Columbia Climate School to develop and inspire knowledge-based solutions and basic science and educate future leaders for just and prosperous societies on a healthy planet. Skyller is regarded as a thought leader among DEI practitioners.
Prior to her work at the Columbia Climate School, Skyller spent several years as assistant dean of diversity, equity, accessibility, & inclusion and assistant professor of Instruction at the College of Pharmacy, University of Texas at Austin. She was previously the director of disability services at Texas State University. Earlier in her career, she taught English in Spain.
Skyller earned her BA from Rutgers, MA from Kean University, and her PhD from Texas State University.