Dr. Frank Tuitt is the Senior Advisor to the Chancellor and Provost on Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Denver and Professor of Higher Education in the Morgridge College of Education. His research explores topics related to access and equity in higher education; teaching and learning in racially diverse college classrooms; and diversity and organizational transformation.
Dr. Tuitt is a co-editor and contributing author of the books Race, equity, and the learning environment: The global relevance of critical and inclusive pedagogies in higher education (2016), Black faculty in the academy: Narratives for negotiating identity and achieving career success (2014), Contesting the myth of a post-racial era: The continued significance of race in U.S. education (2013), and Race and higher education: Rethinking pedagogy in diverse college classrooms (2003).
Some of Dr. Tuitt’s recent publications include: Making excellence inclusive in challenging times (Liberal Education, 2016); Embracing the tension: Using teachable moments to explore the racialized educational experiences of students in traditionally White classrooms (Understanding and Dismantling Privilege, 2016); Our nation's schools remain contaminated with inequity, (Education Week, 2013); and Enacting inclusivity through engaged pedagogy: A higher education perspective (Equity and Excellence in Education, 2011).
In 2014, Dr. Tuitt was awarded the Mildred García Senior Exemplary Scholarship Award by the Association for the Study of Higher Education for exemplary scholarship that focuses on research and issues specifically related to underrepresented populations of color.
Dr. Tuitt is a Boston native of Caribbean descent and received his doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2003 and his BA in Human Relations in 1987 from Connecticut College, where he currently serves as an emeritus trustee.