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Thomn Bell

Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Email: thomn@umich.edu
Kresge: K3510

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Thomn Bell is a critical race scholar/practitioner with 16 years of professional experience. Prior to joining Ross, he served as director of the Center for Educator Preparation and as the inaugural managing director of the Urban Institute for Racial, Economic & Environmental Justice, both at U-M Flint, and as assistant professor of education and director of accreditation at Madonna University. He completed his PhD in Higher Education Leadership at Colorado State University (CSU), where he researched whiteness and white supremacy in the educational project. He also earned an MS from CSU in higher education and a BS from Grand Valley State University.

“True resistance begins with people confronting pain… and wanting to do something to change it.”

bell hooks

Yearning: Race, Gender, and Cultural Politics