The Office of the Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion is responsible for integrating equity and inclusion in every aspect of the educational, residential, and professional life of the College. The Dean and offices in this division work collaboratively with colleagues across campus to promote a culture of inclusion; implement policies in support of full participation; develop and coordinate programs that address equity and inclusion; and foster conversations to enhance open dialogue and discussion.

David Canton

Interim Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion

David A. Canton was appointed Interim Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion in June 2015, after serving as a Co-Interim Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion in April and May 2015. Canton joined Connecticut College in 2003 after serving for two years on the faculty of Georgia Southern University, where he was an Assistant Professor of History. At Connecticut College, he was Jacob and Linda Blaustein Assistant Professor of History and in 2009 promoted to Associate Professor. From 2009-2012, he served as Director of the Center for the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity and as Co-Director of the Mellon Mays Fellows Program. He is the POSSE 5 faculty mentor and in 2014-2015 served as Chair of the History department. His scholarship focuses on 20th Century African American history, social history, and the civil rights struggle.

David Canton