Elissa Buxbaum joined ADL in August 2016 after 12 years of experience in higher education. Elissa served as the Associate Director for the Greenfield Intercultural Center at the University of Pennsylvania, advising student groups like the Race Dialogue Project, managing diversity training for the University, and teaching experiential learning courses on cross-cultural understanding.
Elissa Buxbaum went on to a position with the Vice President for Diversity at Colorado State University, managing efforts on campus climate policy, faculty/staff engagement and responding to bias incidents. Through additional work with committees, teaching, and advising, Buxbaum led initiatives on student success and equity practices. Elissa published a new method for inclusive career counseling in the Journal of Career Planning and Adult Development, additionally presenting on this and other diversity initiatives at AAC&U, ACPA and various education associations’ conferences.
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