Jasmine Waddell, D.Phil.
Director for Community and Diversity Programs
Dean Waddell is honored to work with students in Grays, Matthews, and Weld dorms. She earned a B.A. with honors and Phi Beta Kappa in political science from Brown University and completed a M.Phil. and a D.Phil. in social policy from the University of Oxford as a U.S. Rhodes Scholar. Before coming to Harvard, Dean Waddell taught and researched topics related to social exclusion and sustainability at Brandeis University; University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Dean Waddell joined the Freshman Dean’s Office because she loves the student side of research and teaching. In her role as the Director of Community and Diversity programs, Dean Waddell creates programs which highlight the rich diversity of the first-year class. In her free time, Dean Waddell enjoys travel photography, teas and coffees from around the world, and words.
Dean Waddell's address at Morning Prayers (17 September 2015) is available on the Memorial Church website. Also available is Dean Waddell's most recent article, "Employment Change Among Hurricane Katrina Evacuees: Impacts of Race and Place," featured in the Journal of Public Management and Social Policy (2015).