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USC taps diversity expert to run new research center on race and equity

USC taps diversity expert to run new research center on race and equity

USC has hired a leading expert on campus diversity and racial equity to launch a new research center on campus.

Shaun R. Harper will join the USC Rossier School of Education in July as a professor and founder of the USC Race and Equity Center, the university announced Monday.

Six years ago, Harper founded the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education, which became a go-to resource for university leaders nationwide as diversity and inclusion became increasingly hot topics on campuses.

The new USC center will expand upon Harper’s projects at Penn.

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