Erin has 15 years of higher education administration experience at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. As a member of the Dean’s senior leadership team, she oversees operations and partnerships, building on strengths and implementing best practices within and beyond the school and campus. Erin serves as deputy liaison for our educational and community partners, including members of our Dean’s Council and Community Advisory Council, where she has established trusted relationships that are moving forward key initiatives, collaborations and partnerships, including TerrapinStrong and the Happiness and Wellness Initiative.
As Diversity Officer for the School of Public Health, Erin is spearheading the school's ten-year review of the Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan. She also serves on the Diversity & Inclusion Section of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH).
Erin is a skilled intergroup dialogue facilitator around issues of race, sexuality, and gender, with an intersectional approach. She is accomplished in supporting leaders in difficult conversations around issues of equity and justice. Erin supports institutions in enacting their equity and inclusion values and mission. She has more than 10 years of training in this area.
Prior to working at the University, Erin dedicated ten years of direct service to children, youth, and families. Erin is an alum of UMD (Sociology) and faithful TERP. She has completed graduate coursework in management and social work.