Dr. Frank Tuitt is the Vice President and Chief Diversity Office and a Professor of Education at the University of Connecticut. His research explores topics related to access and equity in higher education; teaching and learning in racially diverse college classrooms; and diversity and organizational transformation. Dr. Tuitt is a co-editor and contributing author of the books Race, equity, and the learning environment: The global relevance of critical and inclusive pedagogies in higher education (2016), Black faculty in the academy: Narratives for negotiating identity and achieving career success (2014), Contesting the myth of a post-racial era: The continued significance of race in U.S. education (2013), and Race and higher education: Rethinking pedagogy in diverse college classrooms (2003).
In 2019, Dr. Tuitt was awarded the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education Individual Leadership Award which is presented to a NADOHE member for outstanding contributions to research, administration, practice, advocacy and/or policy, and whose work informs and advances the understanding of diversity and inclusive excellence in higher education.
Dr. Tuitt is a Boston native of Caribbean descent and received his doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2003 and his BA in Human Relations in 1987 from Connecticut College, where he currently serves as an emeritus trustee.