Charmaine L. Wijeyesinghe
Charmaine L. Wijeyesinghe, EdD, is a consultant with over 35 years of experience lecturing and writing on social justice, racial and social identity, intersectionality, and conflict resolution. She held several positons in student affairs including Staff Associate to the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Assistant Ombudsperson at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, and Dean of Student at Mount Holyoke College. As National Program Consultant for the National Conference for Christians and Jews, Charmaine developed and facilitated staff, client, and board programs for 62 regional offices around the country. In addition to authoring book chapters and articles, she served as volume co-editor (with Bailey Jackson) for two editions of New Perspectives on Racial Identity Development (NYU Press), and volume editor for Enacting Intersectionality in Students Affairs: New Directions for Student Services (Jossey-Bass) and The Complexities of Race (forthcoming from NYU Press). Charmaine is on the Editorial Board of the Journal Committed to Social Change on Race and Ethnicity, and was the inaugural recipient of the NCORE Social Justice Award for Scholarship in 2017. Charmaine’s doctoral research yielded one of the first models of Multiracial identity. This tool was adopted by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for its anti-bias curriculum.