Dr. Susan Swayze is an expert researcher and an associate professor teaching courses in statistics, case study research methods, mixed methods, and qualitative methodology. Susan has published more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, conference presentations, and book chapters including original research on diversity and inclusion in the classroom. She is a sought-after speaker on topics such as anti-racism, intersectionality, and gender pay equity. Susan has served in nonprofit and academic board positions with responsibility for research, evaluation, and strategic planning. A first-generation student, Susan attended Washington and Lee University as part of the second class of women, graduating with honors. After college, she attended UCLA where she earned MA and PhD degrees. After nearly a decade working in leadership positions in evaluation and research as well as human resources, Susan earned an MBA degree from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business where she explored the topics of organization development, finance, and marketing. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are Susan’s passion, mission, and purpose. She leverages her 25 years of professional experience and extensive education to help organizations set and accomplish ambitious goals.