February 17, 2017
Hoch-Shanahan Dining Commons, Hoch Aviation Room
385 Platt Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711
Get to know HMC faculty and staff in unique ways. Hear about their journeys, what matters to them and how they integrate identity, purpose and passion into their work!
Zachary S. Ritter is the assistant dean of institutional diversity at Harvey Mudd College, where he helps lead first-generation student, international student and social justice education programs. He received his bachelor’s degree (history ’08), MEd (student affairs ’09) and PhD (higher education ’13) from UCLA and has conducted research on Singapore’s education system. He completed his dissertation on East Asian international students’ experiences with cross-racial interaction. He was associate director of campus diversity and inclusion at the University of Redlands, where he helped manage the women’s, LGBT and multicultural centers and taught courses in social justice history through music and movies, Jewish history, and qualitative methods. At Redlands, he helped create the Dudes Understanding Diversity and Ending Stereotypes (DUDES) program, which fosters healthy masculinity. He has also participated in fellowships such as Bend the Arc (a progressive Jewish alliance), New Leaders Council (a young liberal action committee) and New Ground (a Muslim-Jewish cross-cultural fellowship) and has presented at national conferences such as NASPA, ACPA, NAFSA, and NCORE. Additionally, he has taught intergroup dialogue courses on race and socio-economic status at UCLA and helps run a social change living-learning community at Harvey Mudd College.