Sharon L. Davies
Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer
Sharon L. Davies assumed the role of Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion on July 1, 2015. Prior to her new role, she had served as the Executive Director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity since 2012 and also held The Gregory H. Williams Chair in Civil Right and Civil Liberties in the Moritz College of Law.
Professor Davies joined Ohio State’s Moritz College of Law faculty in 1995, and her scholarship and teaching focus on civil rights, criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence, and race and law. Her honors include The American Constitution Society’s Robert M. Duncan Award and the Columbus Bar Association’s Liberty Bell Award. In addition, she was presented with the Key to the City of Birmingham, Alabama, for the contributions made by her book, Rising Road, A True Tale of Love, Race and Religion (Oxford University Press). She has also recently been announced as a 2015 YWCA Woman of Achievement.
Office of Diversity and Inclusion