Beth Douthirt Cohen Ph.D.
BETH DOUTHIRT-COHEN, PhD has 20 years of experience focused on racial justice, disability justice, LGBTQIA+ justice, gender justice, and addressing all forms of religious bias. The former Deputy Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Maryland (UMD), Beth currently is the Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the chief diversity officer's role, at Frederick Community College in Maryland. Educated at Barnard College, Harvard University, and UMD, Beth’s research looks at how we can strengthen the capacity of people to engage ethically, effectively, and with accountability across difference. Her graduate level teaching at UMD focuses on how to change the culture of organizations and schools, critical race theory, critical disability theory, and ethical research for social and political change.