Shani Fleming, MSHS, MPS, PA-C

Headshot of a woman in front of a treeShani Fleming, MSHS, MPS, PA-C is an Associate Professor and Chief Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer at the UMB Graduate School.

Shani Fleming, MSHS, MPH, PA-C has devoted her career to promoting social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion within the healthcare community. She serves as Associate Professor, executive team member of the Physician Assistant Leadership and Learning Academy, and Graduate School Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She has significant clinical, academic, and leadership experience as a Physician Assistant (PA).

Fleming is considered a diversity and inclusion leader within national and state organizations, reaching thousands of underrepresented racial and ethnic students advocating for inclusion, diversity, and equity in PA education. She also promotes inclusive and just environments for faculty, staff, and students. Fleming is a proud HBCU graduate, from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and completed her Physician Assistant studies, Master of Public Health and Master of Science in Health Science from George Washington University. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Language, Literacy, and Culture from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.