Dr. James McShay, Assistant Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion at the University of Washington Tacoma

Dr. James McShay is the Assistant Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion at the University of Washington Tacoma.  In this role, he oversees the Center for Equity & Inclusion and leads initiatives, programs and research efforts that foster a culture of equity, inclusion, and success for students, faculty and staff at the University.  Before joining UW Tacoma, Dr. McShay directed the Office of Multicultural Involvement & Community Advocacy at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he also served as an Associate Director of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life.  At Iowa State University, he was a faculty member in Multicultural and International Curriculum Studies and the former Director of Undergraduate Education for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University and served as the professor-in-charge for University Studies 150, Dialogues on Diversity.  He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in multicultural education, ethnicity and learning, antiracist education and multicultural practice in student affairs.  His research interests include uses of critical pedagogy in K-16 education, intersectional learning & engagement in Student Affairs, and digital learning technologies and critical multicultural education.  He has published in the Journal of Multicultural Perspectives, Multicultural Education and Technology Journal, New Directions for Student Service, Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, and Critical Multiculturalism: From Theory to Praxis.  Dr. McShay’s administrative responsibilities, teaching, and research have focused on promoting educational practices and interventions that foster college students’ understandings about intersecting identities, power, and privilege and how these concepts are shaped by ideologies, social institutions, and historical formations within the context of K-16 schools and society.  He holds an affiliate faculty appointment in the School of Education at the University of Washington Tacoma.