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Michele Deramo

Assistant Provost for Diversity Education
  • Associate Vice Provost of Diversity Education and Engagement
Office for Inclusion and Diversity
336 Burruss Hall
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061

As Associate Vice Provost of Diversity Education & Engagement, Michele Deramo is responsible for education and training initiatives that advance the diversity strategic including: InclusiveVT Insights, inclusive pedagogy, diversity badging, the diversity search advocates training, capacity building programs for diversity stakeholders, and the White Allies as Transformational Leaders program.

Prior to her current position, Deramo directed the Diversity Development Institute and was the founding director for the former Service-Learning Center in 1995.  She was inducted into the National Bouchet Graduate Honor Society in 2016. Her scholarly interests are in the area of diaspora studies, with a special focus on Whiteness and anti-racism in the Italian American diaspora.