Allison Davis-White Eyes, Ph.D.
Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Fielding Graduate University
As the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion of Fielding Graduate University, Dr. Davis-White Eyes serves on the executive leadership team in advancing the strategic plans and goals of Fielding Graduate University, with a particular emphasis on developing and advancing the institution wide diversity strategic plan.
Dr. Allison Davis-White Eyes brings over 20 years of experience in higher education leading change in diversity, equity inclusion, access, and policy. Her efforts are best exemplified strategic organizational change, community building, inter-departmental collaboration, interdisciplinary teaching and research, international partnerships, Indigenous policy, academic partnerships, and student development (both graduate and undergraduate).
As the former Director of Community Diversity Relations within the President’s Office of Institutional Diversity, and as an Asst. Vice Provost of Student Affairs and Diversity, Dr. Davis-White Eyes led several innovative change initiatives that leveraged faculty and student strengths to reorganize student affairs diversity efforts in alignment with institutional strategic plans and goals, along with the completion of a robust series of cultural centers and partnerships with academic units and colleges. Dr. Davis-White Eyes holds experiences in numerous university areas including faculty affairs and teaching, grant procurement and management, enrollment management, student success, strategic enrollment planning, alumni engagement, student affairs, Tribal/state/community relations, and policy creation at the executive and statewide level. She has served in key academic administrative positions at both University of Oregon and Oregon State University, and currently holds executive board memberships in national organizations.
Allison earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in American History), and her Master of Arts from UCLA in American Indian Studies with a specific focus on History and Law. In addition, Allison earned her Ph.D. from OSU in Adult Higher Education with an emphasis on International Education. Her research areas of interest include the following: Post-Colonial Cosmopolitanism and Sub-Alternity, Sovereignty and Nation-Building, Decolonizing Methodologies, Mobilities of Culture and Identity, and Intersectionality in Theory and Organizational Praxis. Currently, Dr. Davis-White Eyes holds affiliate faculty rank in the College of Liberal Arts at Oregon State University and Associate Faculty rank in the School of Leadership Studies at Fielding graduate University. In addition, she has international academic partnerships with Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany; University of Tübingen, Germany; University of Warsaw, Poland.