Elissa Buxbaum

Director, National College and University Programs
The Anti-Defamation League

Elissa Buxbaum is a noted expert in prevention and response to bias incidents with 16 years in the industry. She has been interviewed on NPR and is a member of the editorial board for INSIGHT Into Diversity.

Elissa began her career 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. Elissa Buxbaum went on to a position with the Vice President for Diversity at Colorado State University, managing efforts on campus climate policy. Now as Director of National College and University Programs for ADL, Elissa maximizes the organization’s expertise across 7 divisions and 25 regional offices to serve all colleges and universities across the country. She manages work related to hate, bias and free speech, including resources, programs, legislative advocacy and anti-bias education.

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