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Biography

Jacqueline (Jackie) Dejean (she/her/hers) assumed the role of assistant dean of research in 2017 and assistant dean of diversity and inclusion, GSAS in 2019. She is tasked with advancing the strategic research agenda of the school of arts and sciences including program development to achieve strategic goals. She has been launching new programs furthering that mission, most notable of which is the VERSE Program. In addition, she serves as the D&I representative for the GSAS and focuses on advancing the DEI strategic plan for the school.

Previously, she held positions as director of research affairs and medical college associate vice president of grants and research. She has spent over 20 years in the field of research administration at teaching, research, and medical institutions. She has a long history of civic engagement around diversity and inclusion.

She completed her doctorate in law and policy (DLP) at Northeastern University. She holds an A.B. from Brown University and a master’s in organizational psychology from William James College (formerly the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology).