Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice Committee Chair

MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, Associate Dean, Diversity and Campus Inclusion

Marita Gilbert, Ph.D.

Marita Gilbert, Ph.D., is the associate dean of Diversity and Campus Inclusion for the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She also serves as a member of the MSU Dean's Advisory Board and the executive staff of the MUS College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Prior to joining MSU, Gilbert served as the dean for the Institutional Equity and Inclusive Excellence at Juniata College. Her passion for transforming communities and institutions has guided over 20 years of progressive experience in higher education, serving in faculty and administrative roles ranging from athletics to senior leadership.

Gilbert earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Auburn University and Ph.D. in kinesiology with concentrations in the sociology of sport and college teaching and learning as well as a specialization in Black feminism from MSU.

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