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Wei Ming Dariotis, PhD

Wei Ming Dariotis is the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s (UMB) assistant vice president of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Reporting directly to UMB’s vice president and chief diversity officer, Diane Forbes Berthoud, PhD, MA, Dariotis works collaboratively to lead and support high-level Universitywide initiatives and direct key aspects of institutional EDI accountability, strategic planning, leadership development and capacity building, and faculty development and diversity.

Before joining UMB, Dariotis was the faculty director for the Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching and Learning at San Francisco State University (SFSU), where she supported campus faculty through the shift to online learning and developed and led the innovative Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Pedagogies of Inclusive Excellence (JEDI PIE) Institute. She also served as professor of Asian American Studies in the College of Ethnic Studies and affiliate faculty with the educational leadership doctoral program at SFSU, where her leadership experience included serving as vice chair of the Academic Senate and chapter president of the California Faculty Association (CFA).

Her co-edited volume, “Fight the Tower: Asian American Women Scholars’ Resistance and Renewal in the Academy” (Rutgers 2020), addresses the intersectional challenges faced by Asian American women in academia from undergraduate to top-level leadership roles. She is the co-founder of the Critical Mixed Race Studies (CMRS) Conference and co-definer of the field of CMRS (with Camilla Fojas and Laura Kina), and she co-edited a related anthology, “War Baby Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art” (with Laura Kina, University of Washington Press 2013). She also co-founded the Journal of Critical Mixed Race Studies and is a founding member of the editorial board of Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies.

Dariotis earned a PhD in English Literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a BA in English, with honors, from the University of Washington in Seattle. She earned a certificate in Student Success Data Analytics from California State University.

She enjoys wearing purple, reading and watching science fiction and fantasy, and loves spending time with her family, friends, and communities engaged with art, nature, and cuisine.

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