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Diley Hernández, Ph.D.

Following a national search, Diley Hernández was selected as associate vice president of Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (IDEI) at Georgia Tech. Hernández began her new role on July 6, reporting to Archie Ervin, vice president for IDEI and chief diversity officer.

As associate vice president of IDEI, Hernández will assist with the office’s execution of the 2030 Strategic Plan vision for diversity, equity, and inclusion and will team with campus partners to strengthen the depth and complexity of teaching and learning about diversity, equity, and inclusion. She will also work with the Institute’s six ADVANCE professors -- and other faculty members -- staff leaders, and campus units to support diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives for prospective and current students, faculty, and staff.

She will also be instrumental in overseeing facilitation of the faculty workshops hosted by IDEI and the ADVANCE Program.

Hernández has been at Georgia Tech since 2011. She was most recently employed as a senior research scientist with Tech’s Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC) where she also served as program director of its GoSTEM Program, established with support from The Goizueta Foundation to “help pave a path toward STEM higher education for K-12 Latinx students in Georgia.” She was also an adjunct lecturer with the School of Psychology.

Hernández began her psychology studies at the University of Havana and received her B.A. in psychology from New Mexico State University. She then completed an M.A. and a Ph.D. in educational psychology at the University of Arizona. Her areas of specialization include motivation, learning and cognition, instructional methods, human development, cross-cultural studies in education, and social psychology.