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Truong Recognized by National Diversity Organization

March 12, 2021
Kimberly Truong
Dr. Kimberly Truong, executive director of the Office of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Kimberly Truong, PhD, executive director of the Office of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at MGH Institute of Health Professions, has received the inaugural Rising Star Award from the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE).

Dr. Truong received the award at NADOHE’s virtual annual meeting, Dismantling Structural Racism: Transforming Higher Education, on March 12, 2021. She was recognized for her important work and exceptional contributions to advance the understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence in higher education, according to Paulette Granberry Russell, the organization’s president.

Last fall, Truong was appointed to the NADOHE Task Force for Creating a Framework for Advancing Anti-Racism Strategy on Campus and is the lead for the curriculum and pedagogy priority area. 

Truong’s research focuses on the racialized experiences of individuals in higher education using Critical Race Theory in her approach as a justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion administrator. For the past 11 years, she has taught Critical Race Theory in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Since arriving at the MGH Institute in 2019, she has worked alongside IHP President Paula Milone-Nuzzo to guide the organization in fulfilling its mission of advancing care in a diverse society through anti-racist and anti-oppressive organizational approaches.

She is an appointed member of the Self-Determination Advisory Board with the Department of Developmental Services of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Previously, she served as vice chairperson and commissioner of the Asian American Commission of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.